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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Scientist, Biomarker Operations Inventory and Data Management ( MERCUSR140347ENUS)

Aerospace and Aviation




North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

Our company 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 our company has codified its legacy for over a century. Our company's success is backed by integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

We are currently seeking a Senior Scientist to contribute to a pivotal role in our Inventory and Data Management team in our company's Biomarker Operations group within Genome and Biomarker Sciences GBx. You will be part of a group that functions to maximize our specimen assets collected in clinical trials to enable biomarker research within drug development. This role will support industry-leading Inventory and Data management activities that integrate clinical specimen inventory and associated meta-data using IT platforms and analytics software to allow for “Information Management” and reporting that help drive biomarker and program development strategy.

In this exciting role, you will:

  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive specimen inventory by tracking specimens collected from our company's clinical trials and assay metadata generated from these collections

  • Support teams with reports of biomarker information using various query and database integration tools

  • Understand and support the integration of disparate data sources

  • Manage quality control, process, and associated documentation required to support information management activities, specifically related to specimen inventory and associated meta-data

  • Monitor processes and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Maintain effective communications and relationships with project teams, vendors, and other cross-functional company teams


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS in a scientific, IT, or related field of study

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Scientific, IT or related field of study with 3 plus years of pharmaceutical related experience, OR

  • Master’s degree or higher in a Scientific, IT or related field of study with 2 plus years of pharmaceutical related experience

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with LIMS systems for biospecimen inventory management, including system maintenance and upgrade processes such as requirement definitions, SDLC and UAT

  • Understanding of scientific terminology and clinical trial execution

  • Understanding of biomarker sample processing and lifecycle

  • Experience with a programming language such as SQL, Python, PERL

  • Experience working with Central Labs, Specialty Labs and Biorepository inventory and meta-data

  • Familiarity with clinical data management and data sets

  • Familiarity with relational databases and how to join and reformat data for reporting purposes

  • Familiarity with IT systems including but not limited to; Labmatrix (and Qiagram), Spotfire (and Webplayer), Pipeline Pilot, and REST API interface

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., Kenilworth, 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 …

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.


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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Requisition ID:R140347