Women of Color in Pharma

Associate Principle Scientist, Outcomes Research - Vaccines (Pneumococcal)

North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
8 days ago


Job Description

Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.

We are looking for an Associate Director, Outcomes Research position to be responsible for planning and managing real world evidence activities for in-line and developmental drugs and/or vaccines on a worldwide basis, and planning and implementing outcomes research and real world evidence programs to meet the value evidence needs of payers, health systems, and clinicians. This includes conducting all phases of Outcomes Research studies to characterize disease burden and health care utilization, and generating comparative real world evidence, including design and implementation of retrospective database studies, assessment of patient reported outcomes , epidemiological studies, and economic modeling.

The job duties include the following:
  • Work closely with Customer Business Line teams, Regional Product Directors, our company affiliates, Public Affairs, Medical Education and our Divisions Research Laboratories colleagues to ensure programs are consistent with marketing strategies in key countries
  • Contribute to product development and marketing strategies to ensure that product value is defined and demonstrated
  • Represents CORE on one or more Value and Evidence Sub-teams (VEST)
  • Assesses drivers and barriers to reimbursement and market access and identifies value evidence needs to provide strategic input into clinical and market development programs
  • Assist in development the integrated evidence strategy including High Throughput Analysis/OR strategy and generates evidence for High Throughput Analysis/reimbursement purposes
  • Assist in development and evaluation of health programs leveraging different parts of health care systems that can enhance value and use of our companies products
  • Assist in implementation of programs to document the burden and cost of diseases, unmet medical need, patient reported outcomes and the value of drug therapy as outlined in the OR planning process and generates data on a worldwide basis to support pricing and reimbursement
  • Develop value evidence deliverables (e.g., global value dossier, health economic evaluations) and their adaptation to generate country-specific data supporting pricing and reimbursement
  • Maintain awareness of scientific developments within his/her areas of expertise
  • Present outcomes research data at international/national congresses and publishes articles in scientific journals

Minimum required education:
  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, PharmD, ScD) or MSc/MPH, from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics, in health services research, epidemiology, public health or significant work experience in health services research, epidemiology, public health, or health economics strongly desired

Required experience and skills:
  • 3 years of experience in the design and implementation of clinical, epidemiological or health economic studies, including at least one year of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry
  • We will also accept a MS and 5 years of experience in stated areas
  • Must have research expertise as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications in the field of epidemiology and/or health economic research

Preferred experience and skills:
  • Experience in application of outcomes research and economic modeling methods for vaccines

We 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., Rahway, 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.

What we look for ...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


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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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Job Information

  • Job ID: 68532205
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Position Title: Associate Principle Scientist, Outcomes Research - Vaccines (Pneumococcal)
  • Company Name For Job: Merck
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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