Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp

Position ID: 2054-SCIENTIST3 [#13942]
Position Type: Government or industry
Position Location: Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania 19446, United States
Application Deadline: finished (2019/05/17, finished 2020/05/24, listed until 2019/11/17)
Position Description:    

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Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world's premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

Upper Gwynedd, PA
Job # OUT000613

Principal Scientist provides strategic development and use of cutting-edge mathematical and economic models to enhance understanding of vaccines and infectious diseases, to quantify, and to communicate the value of Merck's vaccines to patients, providers, payers, and policy makers. The scientist provides strategic and technical leadership using model-based scientific and business insights across all phases of drug and vaccine development. In addition, she/he serves as the Economic and Data Sciences (EDS) lead for one or more value evidence teams responsible for generation of evidence, including development of health economic, disease, and other mathematical models to enable business and scientific insights for the product. Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Masters in a quantitatively-oriented discipline such as mathematical epidemiology or applied mathematics
  • PhD (preferred)

Required Experience and Skills**:

  • Experience in the design and development of modeling approaches to enable internal and external decisions
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work independently and effectively interact with a broad group of stakeholders
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work under pressure

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in the design and analysis of mathematical models of infectious diseases and vaccination, including developing and analyzing stochastic and deterministic models, programming simulations and numerical analysis, and analyzing data
  • Economic evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis.
  • Strong record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Extensive experience in scientific computing and programming with software such as Mathematica, Matlab, Python, or C++.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at, search jobs, create a profile and submit your resume for requisition # OUT000613 to:

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