Who We Are: EMD Serono is the North American biopharma brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - a leading science and technology company - focused exclusively on specialty care. For more than 40 years, the brand has integrated cutting-edge science, innovative products and industry-leading patient support and access programs. EMD Serono has deep expertise in neurology, fertility and endocrinology, as well as a robust pipeline of potential therapies in oncology, immuno-oncology and immunology as R&D focus areas.
Your Role: The Scientific Data Analyst is responsible for providing analytical expertise as well as statistical support in order to optimize the US Medical team's ability to maximize the productivity of data generation activities, and to ensure that innovative and efficient statistical methods are applied to "big data" research projects within the therapeutic area of multiple sclerosis. This exceptional opportunity offers the chance to support research and development efforts within multiple sclerosis, as well as statistical analysis and big data.
Who You Are:
Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
Understand and explore data patterns. Discover new statistical ways to interpret data using a deep understanding of statistical methods
Translate research questions into defined data science challenges and solve them.
Assist with big data analysis implementation
Provide statistical methodological input into data generation plans; provide support for Medical Affairs-driven clinical studies
Provide support for publications and attend scientific congresses to present data/techniques
Participate in global efforts to maintain statistical aspects of standard operating procedures and working instructions; create new policies where applicable
Keep abreast of current statistical literature and regulatory guidelines, and communicate developments cross-functionally
Serve as a biostatistics resource for concept formulation, protocol planning, analysis planning and implementation, and results interpretation
Lead statistical training for non-statisticians within Medical Affairs
Represent EMD Serono in regulatory efforts if required to support communication of statistical methodology
Leverage data science techniques in data analytics and key performance metric tracking
Leverage natural language processing techniques to analyze free text
General: Foster dynamic and effective collaboration with therapeutic area teams, Medical Communications, Medical Information, Field Medical, Scientific Directors, Medical Directors, Finance, Regional Clinical Operations, Development, Global Business Franchises, Global Medical Affairs, Legal, Regulatory, Compliance and external experts. Take on other, related duties and initiatives as identified and as assigned.
Education Level and Languages Required
Bachelor's degree in mathematics, data science, computer science, engineering, physics, or other scientific field of study is required. Advanced degree (PhD) preferred.
Clear oral and written English
Professional Skills, Qualifications and Experience
5 years of experience within biopharmaceutical industry is preferred
Proven relevant experience in data analytics and biostatistics
Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Willingness to work hard and be creative in a fast-paced environment.
Able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
Capable of working in a team environment with good communication.
A record of accomplishment is preferred.
Understanding of drug development and lifecycle management, medical affairs operations, conduct/analysis of clinical trials, and regulatory/legal requirements across product lifecycle
Experience driving study execution by working collaboratively with relevant internal and external stakeholders
Demonstrated agility, as well as ability to persevere through unforeseen challenges and shifting priorities to deliver on imperatives
Meeting challenges consistently and confidently with energy and drive
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively across functions in a complex organization and fast-paced business environment
Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate statistical concepts to colleagues without statistical expertise
Advanced software skills
Knowledge of multiple sclerosis or similar chronic autoimmune disorder is a plus but not required
Experience with multi-center academic collaborations is desired
Job Requisition ID: 179918
Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model: full-time
Nearest Major Market: Boston
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