Under the general direction of a Director, Pharmacoepidemiology, the Associate Principal Scientist,
Pharmacoepidemiology, has responsibility for the design, placement, conduct, analysis, and reporting of pharmacoepidemiologic research studies on assigned company products in Infectious Disease therapy area and for providing consultation on epidemiologic issues to all areas of the company, as needed.
Primary activities include but are not limited to:
May have overall responsibility for or assist in worldwide pharmacoepidemiologic planning and study recommendations for assigned company products in Infectious Disease therapy area.
Has lead responsibility or support responsibility for interaction with risk management sub-teams, value evidence sub-teams, clinical/regulatory subteams, 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 Infectious Disease therapy area.
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 (Product Line), 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.
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 to 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.
Ph.D. in Epidemiology or M.D., with additional graduate research training in epidemiology, and at least 3 years of relevant work experience, including doctoral research.
Alternatively, a Master’s degree in epidemiology with at least 5 years relevant work experience.
Creative problem-solving ability and excellent communication skills (oral and written) are expected.
Broad knowledge and experience in the application of epidemiologic approaches to problems in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry are an asset.
Requires experience in the successful conduct of large epidemiologic projects using primary and secondary data; and record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Internal Number: R52575
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.
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