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Executive Director, Vaccine Drug Product Development - Military Veterans

at Merck & Company

Job Description

In BARDS (Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences), a distinguished department within our company's renowned Research and Development division, quantitative scientists, in partnership with other subject matter experts, apply state-of-the art scientific methodologies and tools to enable the discovery, development, regulatory approval, manufacturing, and marketing of medical drugs and vaccines for the benefit of patients and global human health.

Responsibilities :

  • Serves as a statistical lead in project teams.
  • Lead, develops, coordinates, and provides biostatistical support for related drug/vaccine projects in Late Development Statistics.
  • Lead the interaction with Clinical, Regulatory, Statistical Programming, Data Management, and other Company Research Laboratories Scientists in designing and analyzing clinical trials, and in coordinating the statistical activities for clinical drug/vaccine projects.
  • Interacts with Academic Research Organization (ARO), Contract Research Organization (CRO) and external statistical consultants.

The incumbent may initially work in a specific disease area.

Primary activities :
  • Serves as statistical representative and lead in the cross-functional teams for the strategic planning and execution for product development
  • Lead a team of statistical and/or programing staff assigned to a development project as needed
  • Lead biostatistics in early or late clinical development planning to ensure that study designs are consistent with program objectives and meet worldwide regulatory and marketing needs.
  • Independently identifies and anticipates technical or other potential problems arising in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials, proposes solutions and carries them out.
  • Develops individual protocols and data analysis plans and independently determines appropriate statistical methodology for analysis.
  • May lead a team of statisticians and statistical programming staff to ensure that all programs meet analysis requirements, internal standard operating procedures, and external regulatory requirements
  • Evaluates appropriateness of available software for planned analyses and ascertains needs for potential program development of novel statistical methodology.
  • Analyzes data and interprets results from clinical trials to meet objectives of the study protocol. Independently applies and implements basic and complex statistical techniques to these analyses.
  • Prepares oral and written reports to effectively communicate results of clinical trials to the project team, Company Management, regulatory agencies, or individual investigators.
  • Represent biostatistics in regulatory interactions including presentation at advisory committee meetings
  • Provides responses to queries relating to study design, analysis, and interpretation posed by the clinical monitors, regulatory agencies, and/or investigators.
  • Participates with management in discussions with corresponding scientific personnel at regulatory agencies and with investigators concerning proposed or ongoing studies.
  • Lead research activities for innovative statistical methods and applications in clinical trial development.
  • Collaborates in publication of research results in areas of applications.
  • Mentors and guides junior staff in functional activities.
  • Participates in departmental activities including recruiting and training other statisticians, providing statistical training for non-statistical group and other committee works as needed

Education & Skills

Education and Minimum Requirement:
PhD or equivalent degree in statistics/biostatistics or related discipline with a minimum of 9 years relevant work experience, or a Master's degree with a minimum of 12 years relevant work experience.

Required Skills and Experience :
  • Solid knowledge of statistical analysis methodologies and experimental design.
  • Strong scientific leadership in design and analysis of clinical trials
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Solid knowledge of statistical and data processing software e.g. SAS and/or R.
  • Solid understanding of worldwide regulatory requirements and clinical trial expertise from phase II to V.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong leadership in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in statistical research activities and in application of novel methods to clinical trial development.
  • Publications in peer reviewed statistical/medical journals.
  • 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 biology of disease and drug discovery and development.


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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Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Expected salary range:
$175,440.00 - $276,200.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here .

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Employee Status:
Regular

Relocation:
Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:
No

Travel Requirements:
10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:
Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:
No

Hazardous Material(s):
n/a

New York, NY

Salary Range
$175,440 to $276,200
Merck & Company

Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com.

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