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Merck & Co, Inc

Sr. Specialist Clinical Data Management , Global Clinical Data Integration (GCDI)




Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Oversees and coordinates Clinical Database activities for clinical programs including the review of eCRFs, edit check specifications, and database development. Ensures adherence to clinical database standards, SOPs and Process Guidelines. Plans appropriately to ensure adherence to timelines for all Clinical Database services deliverables and escalate risks to management. Interface with members of study teams to integrate study team requirements into all deliverables. Interface with CDS manager/supervisor to assure consistency of technical and process strategies. Aligns others around a positive direction. Develops challenging but achievable objectives that clearly support stated organizational goals. Interacts and communicates clinical database processes and requirements to external vendors.

Leads and participates in extra activities including, but not limited to, improvement task forces, automations, testing of new systems and helps coordinate CDS technical initiatives. Contributes strategies, innovative and creative solutions to enhance processes and increase productivity of the group. Provides ongoing clinical database support to other departments. When necessary, perform development activities such as database development or Peer Review.

Provides oversight to Clinical Database Developers. Participates in mentoring and training of new hires and ongoing technical development of Clinical Database Developers. Provides input into the performance appraisals of Clinical Database Developers to management. Ensures the adherence to standards in the development, documentation and maintenance of data dictionaries.

Increases functional effectiveness by supporting departmental efforts to simplify and standardize procedures to the greatest extent possible, sharing best practices and leading continuous improvement efforts.

Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.

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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Education Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in computer science, information technology, life-sciences, or other healthcare related discipline; or relevant experience and skills.

Required Experience and Skills**:

  • Educational exposure to software design, procedure language, development theory and techniques, testing methodologies, and software documentation.
  • At least 5 years of database development including EDC trial build, C#, SQL, PL/SQL and programming fundamentals experience.
  • Knowledge of MS Windows/Office software and exposure to web based applications.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and complete development activities in a highly dynamic, fast paced work environment.
  • Effective communicator (in written and verbal form) with proven ability to maintain productive, customer focused working relationships with both technical and non-technical areas.
  • Possesses desire to continuously learn and innovate; has participated on cross-functional process and technology improvement initiatives.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • JAVA, VB Scripting, Python, AI, Oracle Clinical, MediData, InForm, DMW design and development skills.
  • Working experience applying CDISC CDASH standards
  • Possesses knowledge and understanding of clinical development, FDA regulations (21 CFR Part 11), and GCP/ICH guidelines.

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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Expected salary range:

$96,700.00 - $164,500.00

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Requisition ID:R218122