Principal Statistician, Center for Mathematical Sciences (Remote)

Job Description

Our team seeks to unleash the power of the statistics and data science in late stage product development and manufacturing. We aspire to be drivers of innovation and digitalization, as well as thought leaders in Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) data analytics to save and improve lives.

Position Description:

You will be an advocate for Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) statistics and data science and serve as a consultant to engineers, scientists and principals in the manufacturing division. You will be a key member of cross functional teams and will provide statistical and data science sponsorship for designing experiments, modeling structured and unstructured data, and constructing data visualizations.

You will provide technical management in design of experiments (DOE), analysis of data, statistical process control (SPC), simulation, design of sampling plans, and problem solving. You will also evaluate data for submissions and replies to regulatory agencies and pharmacopoeia. You will mentor junior members of the organization and direct the introduction of cutting-edge technologies.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum:
  • MS in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, or Industrial Engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum of 10 years of relevant applied work or a minimum of 5 years with PhD

Experience and Skills:
  • Coursework and skills should include DOE, SPC, linear and nonlinear regression, general linear models, simulation, and multivariate methods.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously with contending priorities.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and the ability to develop and implement innovations in practice of statistics and data science.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills to convey complex mathematical concepts and evaluation to others.
  • Outstanding computing skills in packages such as R, SAS, JMP and Minitab.
  • Ability to direct

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that's devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are ...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

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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:R108195