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Merck & Co, Inc

Chromatography Data Systems Lead, RaDS IT


Data Analyst


West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

The Research and Development Sciences (RaDS) value team in our Company's R&D IT brings together product management, engineering, and data science expertise to enable data and technology products and services that accelerate our scientists’ ability to discover and develop innovative medicines that change the course of human health. In the RaDS value team, the Product organization is responsible for implementing technology products and associated services to advance the drug discovery and development pipeline.

The role will lead the strategy development, standardization and modernization of our chromatography data management systems within RaDS IT in support of the digital transformation of our scientific tools.

You will possess a blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision with the ability to dive into the weeds, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will be able to comprehend scientific problems and translate those needs for the technical team while prioritizing tasks to ensure the ongoing enhancement of solutions.

You will be able to identify with our scientists' needs and be a passionate advocate for their perspectives.

The position can be based in North America or Prague, travel to other sites may be necessary at times, potentially globally, estimated no more than 15% of the time.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the problem space and specifying requirements for current and future products through close partnership with scientists and other stakeholders in our Company's Research Labs.

  • Set vision, strategy, roadmap for the utilization of our chromatography data management systems. Existing tools include OpenLab, Empower, and Nugenesis.

  • Lead a team to support and manage the existing applications that support our scientists.

  • Drive adoption and change management planning.


Education Minimum:

  • B.A./B.S. or Advanced degree equivalent in a relevant technical or scientific discipline (such as life sciences, informatics, genomics, statistics/biostatistics). Equivalent combinations of education and experience will also be considered.


  • 5 years experience in or around the pharmaceutical industry sufficient to grasp the underlying data management needs

  • Has worked in a Product management related role

  • Has worked in an Agile development team

  • 7 years experience with chromatography data management systems (especially OpenLab, Empower, Nugenesis)

  • Strategic thinking mindset

  • A dedication to appreciating complex problems and tackling a diversity of subjects with a creative mind and imaginative strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong, trust based, collaborative relationships to drive change within all levels of a large, diverse organization

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work based on user need, business value, and return on investment

  • Ability to quickly grasp new technological and scientific concepts and convey their value to clients and collaborators

  • Has redesigned and improved internal business processes

  • Ability to consider and manage change as a critical success factor for adoption

  • Ability to function in a geographically distributed, culturally diverse environment with both internal and external employees

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and users

  • Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists and IT personnel and operate effectively in a matrix environment as a team player yet able to work independently


  • Demonstrable knowledge of problems facing scientists working a drug discovery lab

  • Experience in applying change management concepts in a cross functional group

  • Ability to work collaboratively with vendors to address business problems

  • Familiarity with user centered design and UX principles

  • Pragmatic Institute Certification

  • Familiarity with Cloud based software and terms

  • Comprehension of laboratory processes and methods

  • Comprehension of the Product Life Cycle of software products

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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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Requisition ID:R228700