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Merck & Co, Inc

Director, Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence (CORE) Oncology Pan Tumor ( MERCUSR142724ENUS)

Real Estate

District Director



Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

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.

The individual hired will be a part of the Pan Tumor team leading Real World Evidence (RWE) Generation projects to support oncology business strategies at an asset level. The role comprises of the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to product development and business strategies to ensure that asset value is defined and developed.

  • Responsible for developing RWE studies to support key portfolio strategies such as long term access and life cycle management. Support development and maintenance of a proactive pan tumor value evidence strategy.

  • Work closely with Value Evidence Sub Team (VEST) Leads, members of CORE (Center for Observational and Real world Evidence) and cross functional colleagues from commercial, medical affairs, clinical, policy, market access, country affiliates, and from other relevant teams to ensure that value evidence initiatives and RWE studies are aligned with business strategies.

  • Implement programs to document the burden and cost of diseases, unmet medical need, patient and caregiver perspective and the value of drug therapy as outlined in the pan tumor annual plans.

  • Responsible for executing on research projects including development of the study protocol, analyses and dissemination of the results internally and externally. The incumbent will be responsible for contracting and budget management for the projects.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on value evidence needs, from an asset level pan tumor perspective, about drivers and barriers to reimbursement and market access. The incumbent will work closely with policy and market access to understand stakeholder needs and deliver on relevant RWE studies to support the value proposition of our Company Oncology products.

  • Support our country affiliates and adapt pan tumor strategies and RWE to local needs. Provide outcomes research expertise and tools such as protocols, input forms, data collection forms for customization to countries, per local requirements.

  • Develop and evaluate health programs leveraging different parts of health care systems that can enhance the value and use of our Company products.

  • Obtains scientific input through pan-tumor scientific advisory panels on RWE, as required.

  • Responsible to effectively develop/communicate findings from real world activities and consistent messages throughout our Company and to external stakeholders.

  • Present real world evidence at international/national congresses and publish articles in scientific journals.

  • Stay abreast of advances and developments externally in the field of oncology and use of RWE to drive value proposition.

  • Contribute to external conversations and interact with experts in oncology RWE worldwide.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, PharmD, ScD) or MSc/MPH, from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics, in health services research, epidemiology, public health or significant work experience in health services research, epidemiology, public health, or health economics strongly desired

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ years post PhD or 5+ years post-Master’s degree of relevant experience in the areas of health economics, outcomes research, market access, HTA or related field.

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

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

  • A track record of scientific presentations and publications.

  • Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Understanding and application of outcomes research in oncology.

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:R142724