Senior Scientist, Biostatistics

Job Description

Our Quantitative Sciences team use 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.

  • Support Late Development Statistics Department with a focus on our company's Infectious disease (ID therapeutic area) late phase clinical trials.
  • Perform statistical analyses of data originating in Clinical Development at our research and development Laboratories.
  • Design and analyze clinical trials and coordinate statistical activities for clinical drug projects in collaboration with Clinicians and Data Management and Programming staff.
  • Develop new statistical methodology and participate in discussions at regulatory agencies as required.
  • Participate in the development of study protocols by working directly with Research Scientists, to ensure the appropriateness of study design, randomization, sample size, and data analysis methods.
  • Write statistical sections for protocols and develop detailed statistical plans for analyses that may span more than one study.
  • Perform statistical analyses; prepare relevant tables, listings and figures.
  • Write clinical study reports and statistical related documents in support of drug development and worldwide regulatory submissions.
  • Apply appropriate statistical methodology (linear and nonlinear models, regression), experimental design, using SAS (SAS/Base, SAS/STAT, SAS/Macro) and computing and data processing systems to perform the above.

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics, or MS degree plus 3 years related experience.
  • Must possess strong knowledge in statistical methodology, statistical consulting, biostatistical computing, linear models, advanced Bayesian analysis, time series analysis, statistical models and methods, applied survival analysis and probability models; statistical software SAS (SAS/Base, SAS/STAT, SAS/Macro), R packages and Winbugs; computing and office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and operating system (Windows, Linux).
  • Must be an excellent team worker with strong communication skills and good problem-solving skills.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed statistical/medical journals are desirable.
  • 40 hours per week. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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.

Who we are ...

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.





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Requisition ID:R73653