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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Center for Observational & Real-World Evidence

Real Estate

District Director


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Associate Director, Center for Observational & Real-World Evidence 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

Summary, Focus and Purpose

Under the guidance of a Senior Director, CORE (Center for Observational & Real-world Evidence), the Associate Director, CORE will have the primary responsibilities for interpretation and communication of epidemiological studies and economic modeling and will focus on HCEI and USA Strategy. The position encompasses responsibilities that are aligned with U.S. Market strategy, development, approval, and communication of healthcare economic information (HCEI), and general US strategic for real-world evidence across the portfolio.

You will contribute to evidence generation and marketing strategies to ensure that product value is defined and developed or USA healthcare decision-makers.

Key Functions

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

  • In collaboration with outcomes research and economic, data science colleagues, and US payer marketing colleagues, develop concepts and strategy for HCEI

  • Critically assess drivers and barriers to coverage and reimbursement in the US and identify value evidence and US payer needs to provide strategic input into clinical and market development programs

  • Develop and evaluate HCEI content and materials, leveraging knowledge of the US payer landscape and our Company medicines and vaccines

  • Support HCEI process management, metrics development and reporting, and other internal activities

  • Maintain awareness of scientific and policy developments within their areas of expertise, both in terms of new methodology and new activities to establish communications with key outcomes research opinion leaders

  • Communicate HCEI to US healthcare decision-makers under the guidelines of FDAMA 114 in collaboration with US customer-facing teams


  • Required | Master degree in epidemiology, health economics, outcomes research, or pharmacy administration from a recognized school of medicine, public health, pharmacy, or economics

  • Preferred | Doctoral degree in epidemiology, health economics, outcomes research, or pharmacy administration from a recognized school of medicine, public health, pharmacy, or economics

Experience | Skills | Knowledge


  • In-depth understanding of HTA/reimbursement and market access needs in key markets

  • Principled verbal and written communications

  • Three plus years relevant experience with PhD or Five plus years relevant experience with Master degree with two years relevant experience post-degree for both | Relevant experience includes the areas of health economics, outcomes research, or related field

  • Demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of clinical, epidemiological, or health economic studies

  • Demonstrated expertise in the fields of outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, and/or health technology assessment

  • Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills

  • Track record of scientific presentations and publications

  • Knowledge and understanding of FDAMA 114


  • Experience with development and delivery of HCEI materials

  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory review process for promotional materials

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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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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Expected salary range:

$130,960.00 - $206,200.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.

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Requisition ID:R229880