|Date: ||Tue, 25 Mar 2003 10:59:12 -0800|
|Reply-To: ||Carey Smoak <carey.smoak@ROCHE.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Carey Smoak <carey.smoak@ROCHE.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS online-tutorial - pharmaceutical company|
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You will definitely need a good knowledge of BASE and STAT SAS. I
would highly recommend that you at least take an introductory class in
statistics. I would also recommend taking a SAS macro class.
It is very hard to get into the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
without experience. Therefore, I would very *strongly* recommend that
you first work for a principal investigor (e.g., at a medical school)
or a CRO (contract research organization). Two years of experience
should be enough.
I would also recommend taking some clinical trials courses. Many
medical schools and universities offer such courses. Also check out
the DIA (
Drug Information Association) website (www.diahome.org) and the
"Applied Clinical Trials" journal (www.actmagazine) for information on
Being a good programmer in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
requires more than good programming skills. The more you know about
statistics and medicine the better equipped you will be for a job in
the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. If you are not willing to get
the necessary training to be a programmer in the
pharmaceutical/biotech industry then I would suggest that you possibly
consider another career path. There are many good careers for a SAS
programmer - the biotech/pharmaceutical areas is just one of them.
email@example.com (Ishira) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> Hello all,
> I am new to SAS. I was wondering if you could help me answer some of
> my questions.
> 1. Is learning SAS through e-tutorial online at SAS.com sufficient to
> be able to confidently apply for a SAS programmer job in a
> pharmaceutical company?
> 2. I saw that SAS has numerous components like
> SAS/ACCESS,SAS/CONNECT,BASE SAS,SAS/Datawarehousing etc. I would like
> to know which of these componets should I learn about to be able to
> handle databases in a pharmaceutical company?
> 3. What do the main entry level SAS jobs in pharmaceutical companies
> I am a computer science Master's student and wish to extend my skill
> set so that I can i ncrease my chances of getting a job. My
> programming skills are really good and I do have expertise in
> Do you think it is wise to buy this online tutorial? What should I do
> and what software should I mainly concentrate on.
> Thank you all for your answers.