OCS Life Sciences Traineeship

Do you love to puzzle with data? Are you interested in data analysis in Life Sciences? Do you want to contribute to clinical research? Then our traineeship OCS Life Sciences is the first step in your career!

About the Traineeship

The OCS Life Sciences Traineeship is a one-year training programme starting 24th of September 2024 in which you will be given the chance to develop and demonstrate your technical and analytical talent, your communication and social skills, and your capability to manage yourself.

The first part of the traineeship consists of 2 months of intensive training dedicated to learning about the basics of CDISC, a data standard the pharmaceutical industry has adopted and a self oriented training in order to prepare for the ‘SAS Base Programming for SAS 9’ exam. We will provide you with everything you need, including the help of our senior programmers and statisticians. After the first two months you will be putting your obtained knowledge into practice by developing SDTM and/or ADaM datasets and tables, listings, and figures for clinical trials using SAS. During this period, you will again be supported by our most experienced members of staff who will teach you the tricks of the trade. Through technical coaching, appraisal’s  twice per year and a yearly salary growth your development is key in this period.

We offer a contract for an indefinite period right from the start including an attractive starting salary. After successfully passing the OCS Life Sciences Traineeship you will be part of our team within OCS Life Sciences as a Junior Consultant where you can further develop your skills through trainings and fulfill your ambitions as a team member in OCS’ challenging projects and assignments.


  • have a recently obtained an BSc or MSc in a life sciences related field;
  • have strong social and communicative skills;
  • have experience and affinity with data preparation and analysis;
  • want to contribute to improving health and well-being;
  • are a problem solver with an analytic mindset;
  • are proficient in the English language.

What can you expect?

Above all else we offer the unique opportunity to work with- and learn from our experienced programmers and statisticians. The possibility to grow into our team as a valued member of OCS Life Sciences with the challenging projects that our business provides. An overview of our offer:

  • A salary of €2800,- gross per month + 8% holiday pay;
  • An employment contract for an indefinite period while following the paid traineeship, including a 2 month’ mutual probation period;
  • 24-28 holidays, and the option to buy 13 extra holidays;
  • Reimbursement of travel costs based on public transport or by car (€0,23 p/km);
  • Company laptop with SAS software;
  • Enrolment in the OCS Pension Scheme;
  • We value transparency: a study costs agreement for after the probation period will be part of the contract.

Who we are

OCS Life Sciences is a specialist consultancy and contract research organisation (CRO). OCS Life Sciences offers services in programming and statistics for clinical research. Our project portfolio includes for example the analysis and visualisation of clinical trial data, the development of standardised reporting environments, and the implementation of data standards. We do this with a team of both young professionals and senior consultants, in which we continuously invest to ensure that we provide the best in terms of quality, flexibility, and creativity.

OCS Life Sciences is a business unit of OCS Consulting, a successful IT consultancy specialised in the use of SAS software.


If you want to be part of our experienced team, if you want to thrive in a challenging environment of collaboration and flexibility, if you are eager to learn new skills to achieve your full potential and if you are a team player, then OCS Consulting is the right company for you!

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Employee Insights

Fatima: “During my master’s thesis, I worked with data reports on medicines and found that to be very interesting. After finishing, I wanted to expand my knowledge on data analysis. At the OCS Life Sciences Boot Camp I learned about the basic concepts and options of SAS. I appreciated the presence of peers who started together with me on this journey. But also the help that was offered by others at the office. I have obtained my SAS certificates and really enjoy applying my knowledge in challenging projects. So far, this is a great experience!”