Traineeship OCS Life Sciences

Traineeship SAS programming in Life Sciences

Who we are:
OCS Life Sciences is a specialist consultancy and contract research organisation (CRO). OCS Life Sciences offers services in data management, 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.

What can you expect?
The OCS Life Sciences Traineeship is a two-month self-based training programme 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 is dedicated to self-paced learning in order to prepare for the ‘SAS Base’ Programming exam. We will provide you with everything you need, including the help of our senior programmers and statisticians. After earning this credential, we will teach you about the basics of CDISC SDTM, a data standard the pharmaceutical industry has adopted. The final step is to put your obtained knowledge into practice by developing SDTM datasets and tables, listings, and figures for a sample clinical trial 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.

After successfully passing the OCS Life Sciences Traineeship you will be assigned as a SAS programmer to current projects at one of our clients, where you can bring everything you have learned into practice. There you can further develop your skills through trainings and fulfil your ambitions as a team member of OCS Life Sciences.

Desired skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in either computer science, (business) mathematics, engineering, information management or biomedical sciences
  • A desire to contribute to improving health and well-being, and an interest in clinical trials
  • Experience in and/or a passion for IT and analytics
  • Experience and affinity with programming
  • A ‘drive’ to deliver high quality solutions
  • Problem solver with an analytic mindset
  • Strong social and communicative skills
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Eligible to work in the Netherlands

What do we offer?
Above all we offer you the chance to work with the leading organisations in the Life Science industry. To ensure you are well equipped for the task, we offer you the required training and exposure to experienced and motivated colleagues to exchange knowledge. We offer:

  • After successfully completing the paid traineeship a permanent contract
  • A position with excellent conditions (24 holidays, holiday pay (8%), participation in the company pension scheme) and the option to buy extra holidays.
  • Flexible career development options and inter-disciplinary collaboration

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!

Apply for this Traineeship by using the button below. Our colleague, Marlies Nering Bögel, will contact you as soon as possible.

Call +31 (0)73 523 6000 for more information or visit the overview page.

No agencies please.