Lead Analyst@ Merck Research Laboratories San Francisco, CA-USA

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Lead Analyst@ Merck Research Laboratories San Francisco, CA-USA

Lead Analyst - Clinical Health Informatics @ Merck Research Laboratories San Francisco CA United States

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

This position will play a leadership role for Merck, representing Informatics in Merck's relationships with one or more hospitals and academic institutions, collaborating with Merck Global Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, and IT organizations to implement a cohesive strategy for incorporating real world healthcare data and capabilities to benefit Merck's R&D pipeline and patients with unmet medical needs.

As Lead Analyst, you will help develop and manage partnerships with Global Clinical Development & Regulatory Affairs to understand their strategic objectives and help prioritize and incorporate these objectives into a cohesive informatics/IT roadmap.

You will also align partner and internal objectives and capabilities in order to identify opportunities for collaborative development of health informatics capabilities and/or fill gaps in real-world healthcare data access.

Additional responsibilities include: developing and managing a portfolio of internal & external Informatics/IT projects, including responsibility for cost, timeline, and results; developing and applying methods, tools, and systems for analysis, modeling, and visualization, and/or automating information pipelines; working with existing technical and project management resources to deliver new IT capabilities, either through commercial solutions, internal development, external partner sourcing, or crowd sourcing;

developing hypotheses, analyzing data, and providing direct analytical support to multiple business areas, and/or automatics information pipelines; and building relationships with peers across healthcare and other information industries to actively monitor trends, build partnerships, and identify innovative opportunities to improve drug discovery and development.


Qualified candidates will have at minimum a Master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, medical informatics/clinical informatics, or related scientific field. A PhD is preferred in biostatistics, epidemiology, medical informatics, or related scientific field, or MD plus informatics/quantitative research experience.


At least 2 years of experience and demonstrated effectiveness in health informatics including the design or implementation of informatics and/or IT solutions into clinical workflows are required.

Ideal candidates will have experience manipulating and analyzing large data sets and interacting with clinicians in healthcare organizations and/or in clinical settings. Demonstrated success at managing complex scientific partnerships and large multi-phase projects spanning multiple organizations is a plus.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills who has outstanding attention to detail and broad technical background, preferably hands-on experience with UNIX/LINUX, one or more scripting languages, SQL, and high performance computing (cluster and/or cloud-based computing).

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.

Deadline: Contact employer

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