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(Archived) Director, Global Data Management & Statistics

Last Updated: 9/18/20

Job Description


Job Description


Our Animal Health Research Laboratories team work tirelessly to invent solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of animals. Our state-of-the-art research facilities create an environment of innovation that enable us to create breakthrough science changing the way we approach animal health challenges.

The primary functions of this position are:

  • Define statistics and data management department policies and procedures to be compliant with regulatory guidelines, industry practices, and corporate and divisional governance

  • Develop internal and contract staff to apply appropriate statistical methodology and experimental design to laboratory-challenge and clinical field trials for pharmaceutical and biological veterinary compounds for Clinical Research, Research and Development, Discovery, Pre-Clinical and Drug Metabolism

  • Develop internal and contract staff to create and maintain clinical data collection tools and databases following good data management practices

  • Provide statistical direction and support for submission of study results to appropriate global regulatory agencies, and serve as statistical representative on scientific issues

  • Develop new methodology and tools to improve compliance and global standardization leading to gains in efficiency

I – Key Attributes

  • Conventional, Adaptive and/or Bayesian Experimental Design

  • Statistical Analysis of pharmaceutical development studies

  • Data Management processes and tools including Electronic Data Capture

  • Knowledge of FDA/CVM, EMA/CVMP and VICH Guidelines, especially with respect to GCP and GLP. A working knowledge of FDA/CDER, FDA/CBER, FDA/CDRH, EMA/CHMP, ICH Guidelines is helpful.

  • Knowledge of Clinical Research and Clinical Trials

  • Knowledge of Veterinary practices

  • Knowledge of Clinical Monitoring and Auditing

  • Knowledge of Quality Control, Assay Development, Testing Procedures

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Knowledge of Process Validation, Process Improvement, Six Sigma

  • Experience with Regulatory submissions

  • Strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and teamwork focus

  • Demonstrated skill in independently developing or applying new statistical methodology, or pursuing solutions to various technical problems

  • Experience in publishing and presenting trial results or statistical methods to scientific community

  • Statistical programming skill in SAS or other statistical package

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

II – Required Experience

  • Minimum of a Masters of Science (or International equivalent) in Statistics or related field. PhD or other doctorate preferred.

  • 10 or more years experience as Statistician in human or animal pharmaceutical industry with proven track record of leading successful regulatory submissions.

  • 5 or more years direct involvement with data management activities

  • 5 or more years in managing technical or scientific staff, preferably statistical or data management in pharmaceutical development

  • Ability to understand and implement regulatory regulations and company procedures.

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time. Travel requirements will vary greatly depending on study activities and may require weekend travel.

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, in a project team environment

  • Must be fluent in oral and written English. Working knowledge of French, Dutch or German preferred.

  • Proactive, pragmatic, flexible, service minded and able to work under (time) pressure

Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

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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Company Details

Merck Animal Health

Madison, New Jersey, United States

Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.