[NMusers] Job Opportunity at Merck Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics

From: Gao, Wei (QP2, PPDM) <"Gao,>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 18:23:03 +0000

Dear Colleagues,

The department of Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics (QP2) at Me=
rck is looking for a pharmacometrician to join our team. Please consider ap=
plying for the following Opening<https://jobs.merck.com/job/Upper-Gwynedd-S=

Senior Scientist/ Associate Principal Scientist, Quantitative Pharmacology =
and Pharmacometrics (QP2), Merck

Requisition ID: QUA008339

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United Sta=
tes and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio=
 of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The differ=
ence between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovat=
ion and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legac=
y for over a century. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forwa=
rd momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global h=

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world's premier=
, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling =
down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific researc=
h facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck's leading discovery capabilitie=
s and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create brea=
kthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious disease=

Senior scientists in Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics (QP2) ap=
ply quantitative approaches to develop and implement translational PK/PD st=
rategies, characterize clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ne=
w chemical entities and biologics, and inform dose selection and go/no-go d=

Senior Scientists work in collaborative teams with more experienced scienti=
sts, and are expected to have or develop expertise in one or more areas nec=
essary to performing primary responsibilities including:

  * Being or supporting the lead representative for QP2 on drug/vaccine d=
evelopment teams
  * Data management and analysis
  * Framing critical drug development questions for optimizing model-base=
d development
  * Developing and executing translational PK/PD approaches, population p=
harmacokinetic models, exposure-response and stratification biomarker model=
s, quantitative system pharmacology (QSP) and disease progression models, c=
linical trial design via outcome/enrollment modeling and simulation, compar=
ator modeling, absorption/biopharmaceutical modeling, clinical utility inde=
x modeling, and other model-based analyses.

Senior Scientists are expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of =
global regulatory expectations for small molecules, biologics, and/or vacci=
nes, including support for regulatory documents (INDs, CSRs, CTDs), and age=
ncy interactions. The Senior Scientist is a proficient modeler, is able to =
develop a strong, integrated understanding of the strategic elements of dru=
g discovery and development, and contributes to or leads the combined effor=
ts of QP2 and the wider Department of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics an=
d Drug Metabolism (PPDM).

Senior Scientists begin to develop leadership skills in areas such as mento=
ring, managing a program (while collaborating with QP2 Program Lead), proje=
ct, or initiative. In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, Seni=
or Scientists demonstrate good communication skills, collaborating within Q=
P2 and with other functional areas, as well as with external vendors and pa=
rtners, creating an aligned, quantitative framework to impact decisions of =
drug development teams.

Education Minimum Requirement:

* Master or equivalent degree with at least four years of experience, where=
 "experience" means having a record of increasing responsibility and indepe=
ndence in a similar role in pharmaceutical drug development or academia.

* Ph.D. or equivalent degree - OR- a PharmD or equivalent degree with at le=
ast two years of experience or an educational background in biopharmaceutic=
s, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacometrics, mathematics, statistics/ biost=
atistics, computational biology/chemistry, chemical/biomedical engineering,=
 or a related field.

Required Experience and Skills**:

* Proficiency in R, Matlab, SAS, or other similar programing language

Preferred Experience and Skills:
* Experience in performing population PK / PKPD and non-compartmenta=
l analyses
* Experience with standard pharmacometric software (e.g. NONMEM, Mon=
olix, Phoenix, etc.)
* Skills in experimental design, mathematical problem solving, criti=
cal data analysis/interpretation, and statistics
* Scientific understanding of biopharmaceutical and ADME properties
* Proficiency in written and verbal communication, interdisciplinary=
 collaboration, and problem scoping and planning
 Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs=
 that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inv=
entiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancem=
ent. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disabilit=
y during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request t=
o staffingaadar_at_merck.com<mailto:staffingaadar_at_merck.com>.

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- proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Best Wishes,

Wei Gao, PhD
Quantitative Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics
Merck Research Laboratories
351 N Sumneytown Pike
North Wales, PA 19454

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