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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Specialist, Research Management




North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

We are seeking Growth and Improvement minded Senior Research Managers that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

  • Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs

  • Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)

  • Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape

  • Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world

  • Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us

The mission of Global Medical and Value Capabilities (GMVC) is to drive and innovate world class Medical & Value Capabilities to advance research and scientific exchange, improving access and health outcomes for patients. The Research Management team sits within the Research Execution organization and provides support across all elements of management and execution of non-interventional studies and research activities. Under the supervision of an Associate Director, the SRM will execute a variety of research management activities starting from study execution to close-out and summarization of results from observational research activities.  Research managers will be aligned by department/TA for activities under Value Evidence and Medical Plans (VEAMs).

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates all aspects of observational or non-interventional research activities which includes the implementation of primary data collection, chart review/survey, and database studies, health economic model development and adaptations, and other activities in support of HTA

  • Support Scientist(s) by providing overall operational support for research conduct in compliance with Good Pharmacoepidemiology Practice (GPP), Company Policies, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Operational support of observation/non-interventional research activities including execution, and close out of primary data collection, chart review, database studies in addition to other activity types. Manages several complex activities and study types

  • Liaise with and provide oversight/direction to supplier and communicate with internal cross-functional teams to share project status and mitigations

  • Track timelines/deliverables and follow up on action items (vendor and internal teams/scientists)

  • Assist with review and finalization of all supplier documents such as monitoring, project management, safety management, data management and validation plans

  • Participate in protocol and interim/final report preparation, shepherd document through the internal review process for approval, and submit to the internal repository

  • Coordinate internal/external meeting management and draft/review agenda/minutes

  • Ensure studies follow all non-interventional processes for informed consent, compliance, site contract and budget review/approval, protocol document review, study registration (when applicable), adverse event reconciliation, publication submission and close out.

  • Understand, describe and document (when applicable) procedures/compliance requirements for observational studies to internal and external stakeholders such as outside investigators/suppliers and key opinion leaders.

  • Coordinate confidentiality, consultant agreements and external engagement meetings

  • Participate in quality control and integrity of study data and reports for publications

  • Manage publication development including formatting, figure/data content development, co-author review, internal review process, and journal submissions

  • Collaborate and troubleshoot issues by providing potential resolutions when necessary to ensure timely management and execution of activities

  • May participate in internal process improvement initiatives with Research Management and mentoring of other study managers


  • Bachelor or Master degree in life sciences, public health or closely related discipline, such as epidemiology, health administration or biological sciences

Experience | Knowledge | Skills


  • Work independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Three or more years within clinical/observational research or equivalent 

  • Principled communication and interpersonal skills | Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Basic knowledge of epidemiologic or outcomes research

  • Strong project management and prioritization skills

  • Solution oriented, timely and detailed-oriented

  • Ability to manage higher volume/complexity of research activities

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.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

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.

For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico – Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) (“Customer-Facing Role”) who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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Under New York City, Washington State and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$87,800.00 - $149,100.00

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time


Not Indicated

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Requisition ID:R180254