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Employer: Merck & Co., Inc. – Human Health

Expires: 06/30/2021

The Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education that lasts up to 6 months and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities in our Human Health division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.The PhD/SciD Co-Operative Program allows students in the final years of their PhD degree to work on one or more data science projects within our Company’s Human Health Commercial division.  These opportunities are designed to facilitate the transition from academia to industry for soon-to-be graduates and will involve participation and contribution in real projects being carried out by the our Company data science team. This is also a way for you to identify if our Company may be the right company for your long-term career goals. These positions are typically 3-6 months long, and have various start dates throughout the year. Most of the projects will involve analyses in support of our Company’s commercial objectives. Candidates will be responsible for providing analytical and technical support, which includes the collection and analysis of internal and external pharmaceutical data to assist in making meaningful business decisions  Candidates will help to solve novel commercial analytic questions through tool creation Projects may be product specific or focused on issues spanning multiple products. Required Education and Skills:  Candidates must be currently enrolled in a PhD or ScD degree program in a Computer Science, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related Quantitative discipline such as: Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics Economics, Computational Biology, Engineering, or other relevant discipline. Candidates must have expected to graduate in the next 1-2 years.   Candidates must have fluency in at least one programming environments such as Python/R/Scala and sound understanding of OOPCandidates must have ability to quickly prototype solutions to communicate their results by creating endpoints, APIs, and/or front-ends (e.g. Shiny, Flask, etc.)Candidates must have familiarity with the nuances of data science and advanced statistical methods and ability to determine the correct method for the taskCandidates must have demonstrated ability to problem solve independently on complex analytical projects (supporting evidence could include conference or journal papers, talks, open source contributions, articles, etc.)Candidates must have applicants should have an interest in supporting pharmaceutical data and analytics initiatives Candidates will be required to serve as the quantitative methodology expert by developing creative analytical solutions and applying appropriate statistical and/or machine learning methodologies to answer novel commercial analytic questionsCandidates should be effective oral and written communicatorsCandidates must have a history of being able to execute on minimum viable products and strike a balance between methodological rigor and project timelines/deliverablesPreferred Experience and Skills:Candidates should have experience with one or more of the standard machine learning and data manipulation packages such as scikit-learn/numpy/pandas/mlrCandidates should have familiarity with managed services on the cloud (for example: SageMaker, ML Flow, etc.)Candidates should have familiarity with deep learning frameworks (Torch, Tensorflow, etc.) Candidates should have familiarity with SQL & noSQL databases: Redshift/BQ/Athena/Mongo Candidates should have familiarity with Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Reinforcement Learning, etc.Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.  Who we are … We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.What we look for … In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.INVENT.IMPACT.INSPIRE.