Drug Safety/ Pharmacovigilance IT Business Analyst Job

Gwynedd, PA, US
April 26 2017
Organization Type
Drug Safety/ Pharmacovigilance IT Business Analyst-BUS002109


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.



- Bachelor's Degree, with concentration in Engineering, Sciences, Information Systems or related field preferred. Degree in health sciences with technical experience will also be considered.


- A minimum of 5 years of IT business/technical analysis experience.or 3 years experience working within the drug safety/pharmacovigilance domain

- Strong interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation, communication and the ability to influence.

- Experience in creating and reviewing documentation specific to Merck’s SDLC.

- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills balanced with a creative mindset

- Strong knowledge of business analysis, best practices and methodologies including the ability to perform requirements tracing and validations during testing

- Demonstrated requirements gathering skills through development of use cases and other methods and skills used in business analysis such as negotiation, decision making / trade off analysis, and problem solving skills

- Demonstrated success in building strong relationships with client organizations and across other IT areas

- Demonstrated ability to succeed in a complex and dynamic work environment.

- Process mapping experience

- Ability to self-learn and develop business and technical knowledge quickly and apply these to the business problems

- Experience with creating user stories, use cases, process flows, wireframes and data mappings

- Ability to work independently and collaboratively


- 5+ years proven knowledge of business processes within the pharmaceutical space.

- Excellent written, communication, and presentation skills.

- Ability to understand, align and ensure integration of IT business and solution architecture with business solutions.

- Experience working with partners/suppliers, consultants and/or contractors.

- Agile/scrum experience

- Experience with PL/SQL and relational databases

- Experience with Argus Safety, Spotfire, Empirica, Cognos

- Familiarity with laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Global Safety industry

FLEX TIME, TELECOMMUTING available but MUST be in the Upper Gwynedd, PA office 1-3 days per week.

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. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Job: Business/Technical Analysis

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Business/Tech. Analysis

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Branchburg, NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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