Associate Director, Scientific Information Architect Job

West Point, PA, US
September 15 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director, Scientific Information Architect-BUS002267


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.

The Scientific Information Management group is seeking a highly motivated individual responsible for the execution of the information architecture strategy for the Merck Research Labs (MRL) division. This role will be responsible for integrating with key programs across the division to implement the information architecture strategy and processes in a consistent manor. In addition, this role will be responsible for providing thought leadership around the evolution of the information architecture processes.

The Scientific Information Architect's responsibilities may include but are not limited to;

- Oversee the analysis and design of the data stored by information systems, concentrating on entities, their attributes, and their inter-relationships

- Participate as a key member of strategic programs to embed strong information architecture across the division

- Develops and builds consensus for a strategic vision and roadmap for the organization to identify and prioritize information architecture projects and investments, consistent with the business strategies

- Lead cross functional governance meetings to ensure consistent execution of information architecture principles

- Refinement of the Information Architecture strategy inclusive of integrated business process, information flows, and system architecture in support of key business outcomes

- Oversight of an information architecture toolset used to manage information architecture assets including business process, information assets, and system architecture

- Facilitate appropriate training and communication sessions on information architecture

- Drive Information Architecture thought leadership across the MRL organization

- Integrate with other divisions to ensure MRL information architecture maps across research, manufacturing, and commercial

- Lead a matrixed team of direct and indirect resources driving information architecture across the organization



Bachelors or Master's Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related discipline


- Minimum of 10 years in Information Technology with a minimum 5 years of experience in Pharmaceutical or Biotech Industry

- Minimum of 2 years of experience leading information architecture / data engineering initiatives

- Strong understanding of information architecture principles

- Demonstrated system architecture experience

- Demonstrated experience with end to end business and system process design

- Strong Data modeling and information modeling skills

- Demonstrated experience leading programs in SDLC Waterfall and/or Agile (Scrum) project methodologies

- Strong analytical thinker and problem solving skills

- Strong written, listening, communication, and influencing skills

- Experience leading large, cross organizational IT programs

- Minimum of 2 years of experience in Drug Discovery, Clinical, Regulatory, and/or Safety processes

- Experience in database technologies, MDM technologies, Master Data Management(MDM), Business Intelligence, data warehousing, IT System integration and Enterprise Information Integration

- Experience in Architecture/Solution design, prototyping development and deployment

- Experience with various information management tools and technologies

- Familiarity with laws, rules and regulations applicable to Pharmaceutical industry

- Experience with solution architecture principles and practices

- Experience in program management

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: Business/Technical Analysis

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Business/Tech. Analysis

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations: NA-US-MA-Boston, NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd, 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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