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Merck & Co, Inc

Director, Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence (CORE) Oncology Pan Tumor ( MERCUSR135107ENUS)

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Rahway, New Jersey, United States

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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 Oncology team is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of forward-thinking individuals achieve this through an unwavering commitment to support accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic solutions, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. Our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.

Within the Center for Observational and Real World Evidence (CORE), the incumbent will lead the Value Evidence Sub team (VEST) of the Innovative Strategies oncology product development team responsible for various cancer indications. The individual will be responsible for developing the integrated value evidence strategy and to implement research initiatives that highlight product value and enable healthcare decisions. The VEST lead develops the integrated strategy through cross functional collaboration with partners from clinical, commercial, medical and BARDS teams.


  • As the VEST lead, represent the payer voice on the Innovative Strategies Product Development Team (PDT). Critically assesses global payer, HTA/reimbursement and market access value evidence needs in partnership with GMax and MSD affiliates. Integrate the needs in to product strategy early and throughout the lifecycle.

  • Generate real world evidence to meet payer needs including burden and cost of disease, unmet medical need, place in therapy, economic modeling and patient reported outcomes (PRO) as required by HTA/payers including value dossiers, evidence synthesis, clinical trial analyses, and economic modeling

  • Develops value evidence deliverables including data from evidence synthesis, data from trial analyses, global value dossier, health economic evaluations and their adaptation to generate country-specific data supporting pricing and reimbursement.

  • Develop value evidence strategies and studies to meet broader stakeholder needs including policy makers and health system decision makers.


  • To collaborate with internal stakeholders and partner to ensure research priorities and strategies are aligned

  • To communicate with relevant external audiences including regulators, health care providers, HTAs, patient organizations, and others

  • To design and implement outcomes research studies, in collaboration with scientific leaders, patient organizations, academic medical centers, health systems, research organizations, database holders, and others

  • To prepare outcomes research protocols, statistical analysis plans, and clinical study reports

  • To ensure findings are communicated effectively at scientific conferences, in publications, dossiers, and by other means

  • To maintain awareness of scientific developments in the field and provide outcomes research leadership and consultation

  • To provide expertise on observational study best practices, real world evidence frameworks, and internal standard operating procedures on the conduct of observational research.

  • To evaluate outcomes research study protocols for studies in local markets through appropriate forums in collaboration with relevant company teams

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Doctoral or Masters’ degree from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, economics or other related field

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Expertise/experience in the design and implementation of real-world evidence

  • 3+ years relevant experience if Doctoral degree

  • 5+ years relevant experience, if Masters’ degree

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Doctoral degree

  • Experience in Oncology real world evidence generation, epidemiology or health economics

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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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Requisition ID:R135107