Associate Director, Quantitative Sciences - Center for Mathematical Sciences Job

Employer
Merck
Location
West Point, PA, US
Posted
October 12 2017
Discipline
Other
Organization Type
Pharma
Requisition ID: QUA006289

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 Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe. 


 


The ideal candidate will serve as a consultant and advocate of Chemical Manufacturing Controls (CMC) Statistics to technical specialists and managers in Merck's pharmaceutical, biologic and vaccine manufacturing. Provide technical leadership in tasks that include design of experiments (DOE), analysis of data, statistical process control (SPC), simulation, design of sampling plans, multivariate data analysis, data mining and problem solving. Be a key member of teams solving complex manufacturing problems, improving efficiency of processes and developing new processes. Mentor junior staff members. Develop and give training to scientists and management in statistical techniques and methods. Evaluate data for submissions and responses to regulatory agencies and pharmacopoeia.

Qualifications

Education:



  • Required: MS in Statistics (or equivalent) with minimum of 8 years of relevant applied work experience or minimum of 5 years with PhD. 

Required:



  • Coursework/experience should include industrial statistics (DOE, SPC, regression, general linear models, and multivariate methods).

  • Requires demonstrated leadership, ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously with competing priorities.

  • Requires demonstrated resourcefulness and the ability to develop and implement innovative and new concepts/ideas.

  • Superior oral and written communication skills to convey statistical concepts and analyses to non-statisticians.

  • Excellent statistical computing skills in packages such as R, SAS, JMP and Minitab.

Preferred:



  • Additional experience in Engineering, Chemistry and Six Sigma is considered 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 an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.


      


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