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Statistical Programmer, Analysis and Reporting Standards, Innovation

  • Merck & Co.
  • North Wales, PA 19454, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020

Job Description

Job DescriptionOur Quantitative Sciences team uses 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.This position supports the development and delivery of efficient, flexible, and modular analysis and reporting and submission standards that can be used for drug and/or vaccine projects across all therapeutic areas under the guidance of a senior level programmer. Adheres to standard operating procedures and guidelines established by the department. The position is a key collaborator within the statistical programming organization to gather and document user requirements for statistical programming deliverables.Primary Responsibilities:* Support the development and validation of global programming standards for safety analysis and reporting.* Validate global programming standards for ADaM datasets.* Validate global programming standards for efficacy analysis and reporting.* Assure deliverable quality and compliance with departmental standard operating procedures (SOPs) and good programming practices.* Collaborate effectively with project team members.Education Minimum Requirements:* BA/BS in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field plus a minimum of two (2) years programming experience (academia/industry) skills in one or more of the following: SAS, R, Python in a clinical trial environment or MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field.Required Experience and Skills:* Interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate and collaborate effectively.* Good written, oral, and presentation skills.* Takes direction effectively and completes tasks at a project level; ability to collaborate with key stakeholders.* Strong programming skills in one or more of the following: SAS, R, Python.* Interest in the development and maintenance of departmental standards.* Ability to quickly and effectively learn new programming techniques and data structures.* Takes direction effectively and completes programming tasks under the guidance of a senior programmer.* Interest to advance career by investing in development activities and taking on tasks with increasing levels of challenge and responsibility.Preferred Experience and Skills:* Ability to develop and maintain flexible and efficient analysis and reporting standard SAS macros.* Exposure to working in Unix/Linux environment.* Working knowledge of reporting processes (SOPs) and software development life-cycle (SDLC).* Knowledge or experience with linked data, natural language processing.* Knowledge of data structures - RDBMS, graph database and XML.* Knowledge and understanding of CDISC SDTM and ADaM analysis dataset standards.* Ability to comprehend analysis plans which may describe methodology to be programmed; understanding of statistical terminology and concepts.* Ability and interest to work across cultures and geographies.* Expertise in version control tools (e.g., Git, Github, Bitbucket).* Active in professional societies.STATSPROWe are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. 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 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.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.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn 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.US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at ...@msd.comFor more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:EEOC PosterEEOC GINA SupplementOFCCP EEO SupplementOFCCP Pay Transparency RuleWe are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.Search Firm Representatives Please Read CarefullyMerck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.Employee Status:RegularRelocation:DomesticVISA Sponsorship:YesTravel Requirements:10%Flexible Work Arrangements:Shift:Not IndicatedValid Driving License:NoHazardous Material(s):Number of Openings:1
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