The Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics (QP2) Department of Research Laboratories in West Point, PA / Rahway, NJ is seeking a curious and collaborative Senior Scientist to advance our cardiometabolic or immunology pipeline.
As a Senior Scient i s t, you will collaborate on te a ms of experienced sci e ntis t s to discover and advance the clinical development of novel therapeutic agents for disorders with unmet medical needs. More specifically, you will apply your quantitative skills to develop and implement translational PK/PD strategies, characterize clinical population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of biologics, small molecules and non-traditional therapeutics like peptides, novel biological constructs and others, perform clinical trial simulations, comparator modeling and other model-based analyses to inform dose selection and schedule, clinical trial design and go/no-go decisions. On the job, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of global regulatory requirements for experimental therapeutics, contribute to regulatory documents and interactions with agencies, and work to frame critical drug development questions to optimize drug development using model-based approaches.
The ideal candidate is collaborative, eager to learn and not intimidated by tough scientific challenges. You will quantitatively analyze and interpret new data and integrate it with existing information to transform discoveries into novel treatments. In addition, you are encouraged to share innovative insights and ideas within the QP2 department to advance our science. Excellent communication skills are required including the ability to clearly present scientific data in group settings.
Within QP2, you have a uniq u e oppor t unity to accelerate your professional career as a quantitative drug developer taking advantage of our end-to-end pipeline support in one of the world's most research-intensive biopharmaceutical companies.
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree - OR- a PharmD or equivalent degree with at least two years of experience - OR- a MS or equivalent degree with at least four years of experience, where "experience" means having a record of increasing responsibility and independence in a similar role in pharmaceutical drug development or academia
An educational background in PK/PD, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacometrics, mathematics, statistics/ biostatistics, computational biology/chemistry, or chemical/biomedical engineering.
Proficiency in R, Matlab or similar programming language, or experience with standard pharmacometric software (e.g. NONMEM, Monolix, Phoenix, etc.)
Proficiency in written and verbal communication
Experience in performing population PK and PK/PD analyses
Skills in experimental design, mathematical problem solving, critical data analysis/interpretation, and statistics
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.
Our Human Health Division maintains a "patient first, profits later" ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.
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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Travel Requirements: 10%
Flexible Work Arrangements: Hybrid
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Job Post Date: 01/10/23
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