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IQVIA Statistical Programmer I (SAS or R) – Office based in Sofia, Bulgaria in Frankfurt, Germany

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for patients. You can help to push the boundaries of healthcare and create lasting value from raw data as a member of our R or SAS programming teams. IQVIA’s Real World Evidence Solutions group in Sofia is recruiting for six R or SAS Statistical Programmer I roles.

You will be working in R or SAS as part of a growing team to support a network of delivery hubs, regional offices and the global business in the development of evidence and insights. This will be achieved through the development and application of innovative scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to aid the delivery of structured healthcare data and reports.

Potential for career development is excellent.

If you can live and work in Sofia, have an interest in healthcare data and possess programming experience in SAS or R (you don’t need both) we want to talk to you.

Applications must be in ENGLISH. Closing date is Friday the 23rd of April


  • Extract, clean, investigate, prepare, analyse, test and report real-world data according to statistical analysis plans and programming specifications using SAS or R software

  • Contribute to and support the ongoing maintenance and development of a centralized library of R functions within a best practice software engineering framework

  • Contribute to improving operational efficiencies of workflows, including development of automated process and internal guidance documents

  • Implement quality control procedures for your own work and that of others

  • Interpret project level requirements and follow programming specifications, as appropriate

  • Communicate effectively with statisticians, epidemiologists and programmers in separate geographies


  • A Batchelors Degree in Maths/Statistics/Statistical Science/Statistical Data Analytics/Medical Statistics/Data Science/Computer Sciences/Life Sciences or equivalent

  • Already possess the Right to Work in Bulgaria without the need for Visas/Work Permits

  • Ability to manipulate, analyse and report data in R or SAS (experience with Python is considered)

  • Import and transform data in alignment with specifications

  • Analyse data with descriptive statistics

  • Create and format output into Excel, RTF, PDF or HTML via SAS ODS/R/Py package

  • A proactive, creative, innovative and pragmatic approach to problem solving and an ability to think critically and independently

  • Ability to achieve results within a multi-cultural and geographically diverse team in a fast-paced client focused environment

  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills in English


  • Experience designing and executing prospective or retrospective database studies

  • Prior experience working in a consultancy or other service sector in the healthcare industry

  • Aptitude to software engineering or application development

  • Experience in the development of R packages or SAS utility macros

  • Experience developing interactive web applications using RShiny

  • Ability to process and verify the integrity of data from multiple sources including Database Management Systems

  • A Masters Degree in Maths, Data Science, Life Science or related subject

  • Business proficiency in French, German or Spanish


At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at .

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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