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Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology

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Job ID:

22167

Location:

Upper Gwynedd, PA 

Job function:

Medical Services
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Posted:

03.05.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Healthcare / Pharma
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Title:

Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology

Job Description:

Description Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. Under the general direction of an Executive Director, Epidemiology, the Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology, has responsibility for the design, placement, conduct, analysis, and reporting of pharmacoepidemiologic research studies on assigned Merck products and for providing consultation on epidemiologic issues, as needed.

Primary activities include but are not limited to:
  • Has overall responsibility for worldwide pharmacoepidemiologic planning and study recommendations for assigned Merck products. The Pharmacoepidemiology Department supports all drugs, vaccines, and biologics in all therapeutic areas. Although staff are expected to develop primary subject matter expertise in one or more therapeutic areas, staff may receive assignments in any therapeutic area depending on need.
  • Has lead responsibility for interaction with risk management subteams, value evidence subteams, clinical/regulatory subteams, and other areas of Merck Research Laboratories on epidemiologic matters related to product safety and risk management, post-marketing safety studies, regulatory activities, clinical study design, endpoint qualification/standardization/training for clinical trials, and biomarkers/molecular epidemiology/genetic epidemiology.
  • Has responsibility for the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic research studies on assigned Merck products worldwide.
  • Provides scientific oversight and mentorship to more junior Epidemiology staff.
  • May present epidemiologic research plans or results to internal review and governance committees, to external agencies such as FDA (including advisory committees), CDC, AHRQ, and WHO, and at scientific conferences.
  • Maintains close working relationships with colleagues in Clinical Safety and Risk Management, Clinical Research, Regulatory, Outcomes Research, Health Economics and Commercial. Assists them in areas where knowledge of epidemiology is relevant.
  • Contributes to Merck's prestige by maintaining recognition as an expert in his/her field, may publish independent scientific research in leading journals, participate in and present at scientific organizations and meetings, and serve as a peer reviewer for scientific journals.
  • May hold academic appointments, teach graduate courses, and supervise Ph.D. dissertations and post doctoral fellows.


Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Description Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology-EPI000241 Description Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. Under the general direction of an Executive Director, Epidemiology, the Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology, has responsibility for the design, placement, conduct, analysis, and reporting of pharmacoepidemiologic research studies on assigned Merck products and for providing consultation on epidemiologic issues, as needed.
Primary activities include but are not limited to:
  • Has overall responsibility for worldwide pharmacoepidemiologic planning and study recommendations for assigned Merck products. The Pharmacoepidemiology Department supports all drugs, vaccines, and biologics in all therapeutic areas. Although staff are expected to develop primary subject matter expertise in one or more therapeutic areas, staff may receive assignments in any therapeutic area depending on need.
  • Has lead responsibility for interaction with risk management subteams, value evidence subteams, clinical/regulatory subteams, and other areas of Merck Research Laboratories on epidemiologic matters related to product safety and risk management, post-marketing safety studies, regulatory activities, clinical study design, endpoint qualification/standardization/training for clinical trials, and biomarkers/molecular epidemiology/genetic epidemiology.
  • Has responsibility for the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic research studies on assigned Merck products worldwide.
  • Provides scientific oversight and mentorship to more junior Epidemiology staff.
  • May present epidemiologic research plans or results to internal review and governance committees, to external agencies such as FDA (including advisory committees), CDC, AHRQ, and WHO, and at scientific conferences.
  • Maintains close working relationships with colleagues in Clinical Safety and Risk Management, Clinical Research, Regulatory, Outcomes Research, Health Economics and Commercial. Assists them in areas where knowledge of epidemiology is relevant.
  • Contributes to Merck's prestige by maintaining recognition as an expert in his/her field, may publish independent scientific research in leading journals, participate in and present at scientific organizations and meetings, and serve as a peer reviewer for scientific journals.
  • May hold academic appointments, teach graduate courses, and supervise Ph.D. dissertations and post doctoral fellows.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications Education:
  • PhD or MD with additional research training in epidemiology and at least 7 years of relevant work experience OR Master's degree in epidemiology with at least 8 years of relevant work experience

Required:
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience
  • Extensive experience in successful direction of large epidemiologic projects
  • Broad knowledge and experience in the application of epidemiologic approaches to problems in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Record of substantial research publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Creative problem solving ability and excellent communication skills (oral and written).

Preferred:
  • Relevant work experience in Infectious Disease and experience in additional therapeutic areas such as Immunology, Rheumatology, Respiratory or Women's Health







Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement? Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Zip Code:

19446

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Merck & Co., Inc.

Kenilworth, NJ, United States

Phone:
Web Site: merck.com

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Merck & Co., Inc.
Kenilworth, NJ, United States
Phone:
Web Site: merck.com

Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology

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Job ID:

22167

Location:

Upper Gwynedd, PA 

Job function:

Medical Services
col-narrow-right   

Posted:

03.05.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Healthcare / Pharma
col-wide   

Title:

Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology

Job Description:

Description Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. Under the general direction of an Executive Director, Epidemiology, the Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology, has responsibility for the design, placement, conduct, analysis, and reporting of pharmacoepidemiologic research studies on assigned Merck products and for providing consultation on epidemiologic issues, as needed.

Primary activities include but are not limited to:
  • Has overall responsibility for worldwide pharmacoepidemiologic planning and study recommendations for assigned Merck products. The Pharmacoepidemiology Department supports all drugs, vaccines, and biologics in all therapeutic areas. Although staff are expected to develop primary subject matter expertise in one or more therapeutic areas, staff may receive assignments in any therapeutic area depending on need.
  • Has lead responsibility for interaction with risk management subteams, value evidence subteams, clinical/regulatory subteams, and other areas of Merck Research Laboratories on epidemiologic matters related to product safety and risk management, post-marketing safety studies, regulatory activities, clinical study design, endpoint qualification/standardization/training for clinical trials, and biomarkers/molecular epidemiology/genetic epidemiology.
  • Has responsibility for the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic research studies on assigned Merck products worldwide.
  • Provides scientific oversight and mentorship to more junior Epidemiology staff.
  • May present epidemiologic research plans or results to internal review and governance committees, to external agencies such as FDA (including advisory committees), CDC, AHRQ, and WHO, and at scientific conferences.
  • Maintains close working relationships with colleagues in Clinical Safety and Risk Management, Clinical Research, Regulatory, Outcomes Research, Health Economics and Commercial. Assists them in areas where knowledge of epidemiology is relevant.
  • Contributes to Merck's prestige by maintaining recognition as an expert in his/her field, may publish independent scientific research in leading journals, participate in and present at scientific organizations and meetings, and serve as a peer reviewer for scientific journals.
  • May hold academic appointments, teach graduate courses, and supervise Ph.D. dissertations and post doctoral fellows.


Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Description Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology-EPI000241 Description Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. Under the general direction of an Executive Director, Epidemiology, the Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiology, has responsibility for the design, placement, conduct, analysis, and reporting of pharmacoepidemiologic research studies on assigned Merck products and for providing consultation on epidemiologic issues, as needed.
Primary activities include but are not limited to:
  • Has overall responsibility for worldwide pharmacoepidemiologic planning and study recommendations for assigned Merck products. The Pharmacoepidemiology Department supports all drugs, vaccines, and biologics in all therapeutic areas. Although staff are expected to develop primary subject matter expertise in one or more therapeutic areas, staff may receive assignments in any therapeutic area depending on need.
  • Has lead responsibility for interaction with risk management subteams, value evidence subteams, clinical/regulatory subteams, and other areas of Merck Research Laboratories on epidemiologic matters related to product safety and risk management, post-marketing safety studies, regulatory activities, clinical study design, endpoint qualification/standardization/training for clinical trials, and biomarkers/molecular epidemiology/genetic epidemiology.
  • Has responsibility for the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic research studies on assigned Merck products worldwide.
  • Provides scientific oversight and mentorship to more junior Epidemiology staff.
  • May present epidemiologic research plans or results to internal review and governance committees, to external agencies such as FDA (including advisory committees), CDC, AHRQ, and WHO, and at scientific conferences.
  • Maintains close working relationships with colleagues in Clinical Safety and Risk Management, Clinical Research, Regulatory, Outcomes Research, Health Economics and Commercial. Assists them in areas where knowledge of epidemiology is relevant.
  • Contributes to Merck's prestige by maintaining recognition as an expert in his/her field, may publish independent scientific research in leading journals, participate in and present at scientific organizations and meetings, and serve as a peer reviewer for scientific journals.
  • May hold academic appointments, teach graduate courses, and supervise Ph.D. dissertations and post doctoral fellows.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications Education:
  • PhD or MD with additional research training in epidemiology and at least 7 years of relevant work experience OR Master's degree in epidemiology with at least 8 years of relevant work experience

Required:
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience
  • Extensive experience in successful direction of large epidemiologic projects
  • Broad knowledge and experience in the application of epidemiologic approaches to problems in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Record of substantial research publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Creative problem solving ability and excellent communication skills (oral and written).

Preferred:
  • Relevant work experience in Infectious Disease and experience in additional therapeutic areas such as Immunology, Rheumatology, Respiratory or Women's Health







Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement? Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Zip Code:

19446
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