Merck Scientist, Statistical Programming- Hybrid in Rahway, New Jersey
Statistical Programming is in the Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) department at our company’s Research & Development Labs which supports the targeting, discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of drugs and vaccines for the benefit of patients and global public health.
Statistical programmers have a key role in the analysis and reporting of our company’s clinical trial databases. The statistical programmer uses their analytical skills to programmatically develop and deliver analysis datasets, tables, listings, and graphics. These deliverables are then utilized by our company’s scientists and health authorities to inform decision making about the effectiveness and safety of our company’s drugs and vaccines.
Statistical programmers support all therapeutic areas and every phase of drug development in partnership with scientists across our Research & Development division.
This entry level statistical programming position develops and executes statistical analysis and reporting deliverables under the guidance of a senior level programmer. The statistical programmer will collaborate with other programming colleagues and biostatisticians and/or epidemiologists within BARDS, as well as stakeholders in data management, medical writing, and clinical operations to gather and document requirements for statistical programming deliverables.
Contribute to the development and validation of datasets, tables, listings, and graphics required for decision making about our company’s products
Attend training in key software languages and clinical trial processes required to conduct statistical analysis and reporting
Assure high quality and timely deliverables
Communicate and collaborate effectively with project team members
- BA/BS in Computer or Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field with data analysis or programming experience in a professional environment
- MS in Computer or Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering, or related fields
Required skills and experience
Data analysis experience and programming skill
Ability to collaborate effectively with others on a team, take direction effectively, and complete programming tasks on time
Written, oral, and presentation skills
Capability to learn programming languages and new programming techniques
Motivated to advance career by investing in development activities and taking on responsibilities with increasing levels of challenge
Programming experience in a clinical trial environment
Proficiency with SAS, R or Python
Knowledge and experience in developing analysis and reporting deliverables for research and development projects (data, analyses, tables, graphics, listings)
knowledge of standard operating procedures and software development life-cycle
Ability and interest to work with worldwide team members across cultures and time zones
Operating Systems and database experience
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