Associate Director, Data Sciences & Strategic Partnerships - Merck

Company: Merck
Location: Not Specified, Not Specified, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 09.OCT.2019


Job Description The Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence (CORE) is looking for an Associate Director of Data Sciences & Strateg...


Job Description

The Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence (CORE) is looking for an Associate Director of Data Sciences & Strategic Partnerships with expertise in data sciences and informatics to contribute to the development, exchange, and communication of evidence that demonstrates the value of our Company's pharmaceuticals and vaccines and provides our customers (payers, providers, patients, policy makers) with transformative insights. The candidate filling this position will be working in a multi-faceted, fast-paced, cross-functional environment interfacing both externally with vendors, and internally with our Company's leaders.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Horizon scanning and developing strategic partnerships to accelerate and generate insights that inform healthcare decisions and policy through novel studies, methods, and technologies

  • Leading and conducting data analytic projects using standard and advanced analytic methods

  • Leading knowledge management and data innovation initiatives to increase access to and interoperability of data, models, analytics, and evidence

  • Establishing rapid, interactive, and self-service analytic and data visualization capabilities and workflows

  • Advancing the development and diffusion of open-source health economic modeling methodologies

  • Leading value analytic and informatics initiatives in the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI), Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and/or American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) communities

  • Maintaining awareness and communication of scientific and technologic developments within the fields of data science, informatics, and health technology assessment (HTA)

  • Advancing, presenting, and publishing novel methodologies in the fields of data science and informatics at international/national congresses and in scientific and technology journals

  • We are seeking a team-oriented individual that is comfortable working independently and can initiate and execute innovative projects that bridge data science, informatics, and emerging technologies. The individual should also be comfortable solving complex problems across multi-functional teams (e.g., the Value Evidence Sub-team) and the product development lifecycle, bring a flexible mindset with the ability to identify, generate, and evaluate alternatives best suited to business needs, and have entrepreneurial and intellectual curiosity applied to understanding and utilization of human health data.

    Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree in business, economics, epidemiology, genetics, health services research, informatics, biostatistics, computer science, engineering, public health, policy, medicine, or a related discipline.

  • Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ years hands on experience in the design and implementation of quantitative science methods in the healthcare industry

  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communications (written and oral) and consistent ability to execute on objectives

  • Entrepreneurial and evidence of intellectual curiosity

  • Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience applying artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and emerging technologies such as blockchain in healthcare

  • Leadership experience in the OHDSI, HIMSS, and/or AMIA communities

  • Experience developing health and medical informatics

  • Experience in business development

  • We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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.

    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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