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Principal Scientist Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics

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Merck & Co., Inc

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Rahway, NJ
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Requisition ID: QUA006801Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its\u00a0legacy for over a century. Merck\u2019s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world\u2019s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we\u2019re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck\u2019s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.\u00a0Principal Scientists in Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics (QP2) apply quantitative approaches to develop and implement translational PK\/PD strategies, characterize clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of new chemical entities and biologics, and inform dose selection and go\/no-go decisions. Principal Scientists perform job duties independently with minimal supervision, and mentor others to develop similar capabilities. They lead QP2 efforts on drug development programs, and author strategic documents. Principal Scientists are expected to have or be developing expertise in several areas, including:Serving as an expert representative for QP2 on drug\/vaccine development teamsFraming critical drug development questions for optimizing model-based developmentDeveloping and executing translational PK\/PD models, population pharmacokinetic models, exposure-response and, stratification biomarker models, quantitative system pharmacology (QSP) and disease progression models, clinical trial design via outcome\/enrollment modeling and simulation, comparator modeling, absorption\/biopharmaceutical modeling, clinical utility index modeling, and other model-based analysesMaintaining a comprehensive understanding of global regulatory expectations for small molecules and biologics, authoring regulatory documents (INDs, CSRs, CTDs), and representing QP2 at regulatory meetingsOverseeing a group of scientists (in a scientific and\/or supervisory role)\u00a0Mentoring and\/or supervising junior colleagues to perform the above duties and to develop the above capabilitiesThe Principal Scientist is a skilled modeler and a quantitative drug\/vaccine developer, with a strong, integrated understanding of the strategic elements of drug discovery and development, and leads the combined efforts of QP2 and the wider Department of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism (PPDM).\u00a0 They develop strategies for quantitative analyses (and commensurate experiments\/trials) within and across development programs and\/or functions.\u00a0 In addition to the responsibilities described above, Principal Scientists demonstrate outstanding leadership and communication skills. They collaborate within QP2 and with other functional areas, as well as with external vendors and partners, creating an aligned, quantitative framework to impact strategies and decisions of drug development teams.\u00a0QualificationsRequired:Master or equivalent degree with at least 11 years of experience in\u00a0in a similar role in pharmaceutical drug development or academiaPh.D. or equivalent degree with at least seven years of experience or a Pharmaceutical Doctor or equivalent degree with at least nine years of experience in\u00a0a similar role in pharmaceutical drug development or academiaEducational background in biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacometrics, mathematics, statistics\/biostatistics, computational biology\/chemistry, chemical\/biomedical engineering, or a related field.Proficiency in R, Matlab, SAS, or other similar programing languagePreferred:An exemplary record of increasing responsibility, independence, and demonstrated impact in driving drug development decisions through application of model-based approaches in the pharmaceutical industryExperience in performing population PK \/ PKPD and non-compartmental analyses using standard pharmacometric software (e.g. NONMEM, Monolix, Phoenix, etc.)Expert skills in experimental design, mathematical problem solving, critical data analysis\/interpretation, and statisticsScientific understanding of biopharmaceutical and ADME properties\u00a0Proficiency in written and verbal communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and problem scoping and planningDemonstrated ability to participate in and to lead an interdisciplinary team, and to oversee the work of other scientistsYour role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we\u2019re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we\u2019re inventing for life.\u00a0\u00a0If you need assistance and\/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com. \u00a0\u00a0Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:\u00a0Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.\u00a0 Please, no phone calls or emails.\u00a0 All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and\/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.\u00a0 No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.\u00a0For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0EEOC Poster\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0EEOC GINA Supplement\u00a0HJ012018, QPPJob: Quantitative Sciences GenericOther Locations: West Point, PA, US; Upper Gwynedd, PA, US Employee Status: RegularTravel: Yes, 5 % of the TimeNumber of Openings: 1Shift (if applicable): Hazardous Materials: Company Trade Name: Merck,employmentType:[,OTHER],title:Principal Scientist, Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics,url:https:\/\/hireveterans.com\/job\/4133596\/principal-scientist-quantitative-pharmacology-and-pharmacometrics\/,jobLocation:{@type:Place,address:{addressLocality:Rahway,addressRegion:New Jersey,addressCountry:United States,postalCode:07065}},hiringOrganization:{@type:Organization,name:Merck,logo:https:\/\/hireveterans.com\/files\/pictures\/2029_1.jpg,sameAs:http:\/\/www.merck.com\/careers\/military\/home.html},occupationalCategory:[Biotech],industry:Biotech} {@context:http:\/\/schema.org,@type:BreadcrumbList,itemListElement:[{@type:ListItem,position:1,item:{@id:https:\/\/hireveterans.com\/jobs\/,name:Jobs}},{@type:ListItem,position:2,item:{@id:https:\/\/hireveterans.com\/job\/4133596\/principal-scientist-quantitative-pharmacology-and-pharmacometrics\/#,name:Principal Scientist, Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics}}]}

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Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.

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