Sr. Scientist, Infectious Disease and Vaccines, Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics
Our Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics (QP2) Department is seeking a passionate, curious, and collaborative Senior Scientist.
As a Sr. Scientist, you will participate on cross-functional teams of experienced scientists to discover and advance the clinical development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. 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 vaccines, perform clinical trial simulations, and other model-based analyses to inform dose selection and schedule, clinical trial design and go/no-go decisions.
The ideal candidate is collaborative, possesses a learning mindset and can work through scientific challenges within and between departments to develop aligned strategies and solutions. Excellent communication skills are required including the ability to clearly present scientific data in group settings.
Within QP2, you have a unique opportunity 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 2 years of experience - OR- an MS or equivalent degree with at least 5 years of experience
An educational background in PK/PD, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacometrics, mathematics, statistics/ biostatistics, computational biology/chemistry, or chemical/biomedical engineering.
Proficiency in written and verbal communication and interdisciplinary collaboration
Experience in performing population PK / PKPD analyses using standard pharmacometric software (e.g. NONMEM, Monolix, Phoenix or other similar)
Experience in data analysis/interpretation and ability to visualize complex data using tool(s) (e.g. R, Python, Matlab)
Knowledge of infectious diseases or vaccines.
Skills in experimental design, mathematical problem solving, and statistics
Scientific understanding of ADME and biopharmaceutic properties of biologics or small molecules
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., 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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