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Senior Scientist, Biostatistics

Job Description

Our Quantitative Sciences team uses big data to analyze the safety and efficacy claims of our potential medical breakthroughs. We review the quality and reliability of clinical studies using deep scientific knowledge, statistical analysis, and high-quality data to support decision making in clinical trials. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, coordinates, and provides biostatistical support for related drug/vaccine projects under supervision in Late Development Statistics.
  • Interacts with Clinical, Regulatory, Statistical Programming, Data Management and other Research Laboratories Scientists in designing and analyzing clinical trials, and in coordinating the statistical activities for clinical drug/vaccine projects.
  • The incumbent may initially work in a specific disease therapeutic area.

Education and Minimum Requirement:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in statistics/biostatistics or related discipline, or a Master's degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methodologies and experimental design.

  • Working knowledge of statistical and data processing software e.g. SAS and/or R.

  • Good oral and written communication skills. Able to work effectively with personnel with a different functional background.

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in statistical research activities and in the application of novel methods to clinical trial development.

  • Must also demonstrate the ability to learn, be proactive and motivated, and consistently focus on details and execution.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • An understanding of the biology of disease and drug discovery and development.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact on our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

Yes

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

2

Requisition ID:R43313

Senior Scientist, Biostatistics

Lansdale, PA
Full Time

Published on 10/01/2020