Associate Director, Outcomes Research, Lung Cancer Job

Rahway, NJ, US
August 08 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director, Outcomes Research, Lung Cancer-OUT000443


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.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s 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.

Merck is committed to the goal of translating breakthrough science into innovate oncology medicines to help people with cancer worldwide. As part of our focus on cancer, Merck is committed to exploring the potential of immune-oncology (I-O) with an expansive research program that includes nearly 500 clinical trials evaluating our anti-PD-1 therapy, Keytruda, across more than 30 tumor types. This position will contribute to Merck’s commitment by developing transformative value evidence to our customers in collaboration with other scientific and commercial leaders at Merck, and external experts and stakeholders. The position will report to the Executive Director, Outcomes Research, Lung and Melanoma.


- Lead the development and execution of customer-relevant value evidence plans to our customers (payers, providers, patients, policy makers), including prospective and retrospective real world evidence studies, evidence synthesis, patient reported outcomes, economic models & model adaptations, and dossiers globally

- Lead evidence generation for label expansion/new indication(s) in lung cancer for Keytruda, by effectively planning, anticipating, and developing scientific evidences for use in Health Technology Assessment submissions globally

- Develop and ensure optimal communication of value evidence, including presenting data at international/national congresses and publishing articles in scientific journals

- Maintain awareness of scientific developments within his/her areas of expertise.


Education Requirement:

- Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, or ScD) or MS in epidemiology, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, or public health.

Required Experience:

Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, or ScD) in epidemiology, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, or public health, with minimum of 3 years of experience in the design and implementation of scientific research or Masters of Science (MS) in epidemiology, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, or public health, with minimum of 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of scientific research.

Must have research expertise as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications in the fields of epidemiology, health services, and/or health economic research.

Preferred Experience:

- Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, or ScD)

- Oncology experience

- At least one year of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry.

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.

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Job: Outcomes Research -Health Econ

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Outcomes Research

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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