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Senior Scientist Optimization

Rahway, NJ

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Merck & 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
legacy for over a century
. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare
You will:
Work independently in designing and developing innovative quantitative approaches and enable decision making across all business divisions of Merck to influence key programs/projects including those for predictive modeling and mining.
You will also be responsible to:
Demonstrate deep understanding of customers’ or stakeholders’ needs, requirements and expectations
Build and share in-depth domain knowledge of research and trends in one or more sub-specialty areas of data analytics with cross-functional stakeholders
Design and guide development of applications, platforms and business processes to derive value through scientific analytics
Lead a team of data scientists in successful completion of project deliverables
Help train data sciences staff in use of appropriate data sciences analytics and applications software
Incorporate company vision, goals and direction in strategy development; and exercises judgment in solving problems within standard procedures and practices
Stay abreast of current industry best practices and trends
You will work and learn more about:
Pharmaceutical business
Mathematical Modeling and Data Analytics
Optimization and Mathematical Programming
Development in various languages including R, SAS, MATLAB, Mathematica, Python, or equivalent
Education Minimum Requirement:
PhD, or a Master's degree with a minimum of five years of experience, in Data Sciences, Mathematics, Operations Research, Decision Sciences, Statistics, Computer Sciences, or Engineering
Required Experience and Skills:
Able to independently design and execute complex quantitative projects by developing hypotheses and analytical strategies
Able to present to key business stakeholders with findings/conclusions using business terms and data visualization
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to share results and conclusions to technical and non-technical audience
Expertise in framing, building and solving mathematical optimization and decision analytics models
Highly knowledgeable in use of one of more of standard analytical software such as R, SAS, CPLEX, MATLAB, Mathematica, Python, and database querying languages
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Aware of applications, platforms and business processes relevant to scientific analytics
Lead fellow data scientist team members to collectively and successfully complete tasks towards project deliverables
Hands-on experience in process simulation, supply chain modeling & management, big data analytics, data mining, NLP (Natural Language Processing), R shiny, or Hadoop is a plus
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 inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.
If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to
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Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. 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. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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