Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology, we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.
Under the general direction of a Senior Principal Scientist/Director Epidemiology, the Principal Scientist/Director Epidemiology has responsibility for the design, placement, conduct, analysis, and reporting of pharmacoepidemiologic research studies on assigned company products in Antiviral, Anti-infectives, Antifungal, Antibacterial and Immunology therapy areas and for providing consultation on epidemiologic issues to all areas of the company, as needed.
May have overall responsibility for or assist in worldwide pharmacoepidemiologic planning and study recommendations for assigned our company's products in Antiviral, Anti-infectives, Antifungal, Antibacterial and Immunology therapy areas.
Has lead responsibility or support responsibility for interaction with risk management sub-teams, value evidence sub-teams, clinical/regulatory sub-teams, and other areas of our Research Division on epidemiologic matters related to product safety, risk management, post-marketing safety studies, post-authorization effectiveness studies, regulatory activities, 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 company products in Antiviral, Anti-infectives, Antifungal, Antibacterial and Immunology therapy areas.
May present epidemiologic research plans or results to internal review and governance committees; to external agencies such as FDA (including advisory committees), EMA, CDC, AHRQ, and WHO; and at scientific conferences.
Maintains close working relationships with colleagues in Clinical Research, Regulatory, Outcomes Research, Health Economics and Commercial. Assists them in areas where knowledge of epidemiology is relevant.
Contributes to our company'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.
Education Minimum Requirements:
PhD, or MD with additional research training in epidemiology, and at least 5 years of relevant work experience OR Master’s degree in epidemiology with at least 7 years of relevant work experience.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Previous experience in infectious disease epidemiology areas is preferred.
Required Experience and Skills:
Relevant experience/training in epidemiology or closely related fields.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in epidemiology.
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).
Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and to collaborate with colleagues with wide variety of background and expertise.
Internal Number: Requisition ID: R102495
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.