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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Outcomes Research

Science and Research

Clinical Research Director

No

North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our Development team ensure production can be scaled up whilst remaining stable, effective, deliverable and safe. Following formulation, cutting edge computer modelling techniques are used to simulate outcomes and, if successful, PKPD and toxicity studies bring the science one step closer to giving hope to patients.

Under the guidance of a Senior Director, CORE (Center for Observational & Real-World Evidence), the Associate Director will have the primary responsibility for planning and managing real world evidence activities for in-line and developmental company drugs on a worldwide basis, including all phases of outcomes research and real world evidence needs including design and implementation of retrospective database studies, assessment of patient reported outcomes (PROs), epidemiological studies and economic modeling.

The role requires working closely with Customer Business Line teams, Regional Product Directors, Global affiliates, Public Affairs, Medical Education and Research & Development Laboratories colleagues to ensure programs are consistent with marketing strategies in key countries. The successful candidate will contribute to product development and marketing strategies to ensure that product value is defined and developed. This position will focus on Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases (CV/MET).

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in Value and Evidence Sub-teams (VEST) and provide leadership in developing the OR strategies and plans for developmental compounds and obtains cross-divisional senior management approval

  • Work closely with the VEST team members to develop OR plans for Company in-line and developmental products based on the regulatory, marketing and reimbursement/HTA environments on a worldwide basis; including US specific market needs. Work with Divisional colleagues, Global affiliates and consultants to write, coordinate, and validate as required, study design, protocols, measurement questionnaires, case report forms, data analysis plans, and final reports/publications

  • Critically assesses drivers and barriers to reimbursement and market access, identify value evidence needs to provide input into clinical and market development programs

  • Implement programs to document disease burden and unmet need, PRO components, and health economic aspects of disease and the value of drug therapy as outlined in the OR planning process/map and generates data on a worldwide basis to support pricing and reimbursement

  • Develop value evidence deliverables (e.g., health economic evaluations) and their adaptation to generate country-specific data supporting pricing and reimbursement

  • Work with the Company Investigator Study Program Committee to evaluate outcomes research study protocols for studies in local markets

  • Support Global affiliates to understand local needs, adapt health economic evaluations, customize Outcomes Research documents such as protocols and reimbursement dossiers, which includes the development of the worldwide template document including global value dossier and input forms, design of data collection forms for customization to countries, and in collaboration with Global affiliates, adaptation of the document according to local requirements

  • Work closely with other departments to effectively develop/communicate OR data and consistent messages throughout the company and to external customers

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

  • Build relationships with health economic and outcomes research experts worldwide

  • Present outcomes research data at international/national congresses and publishes articles in scientific journals

Your role is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.

Education Requirements

  • Doctoral degree from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics - OR - Master degree required from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics

Experience and Skills

Required

  • Minimum five years in the areas of health economics, outcomes research, market access, HTA or related field

  • Principled, strong and effective leadership and strategic thinking skills

Preferred

  • Demonstrated expertise in the field of outcomes research, epidemiology and/or health economics

  • A track record of scientific presentations and publications

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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$117,600.00 - $200,100.00

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R198044