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Employer: Merck & Co., Inc. – Human Health
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 degree to work on one or more data/quantitative 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 and advance analytics teams.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 statistical 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 Candidates will learn the underpinnings of data science techniques to supplement existing biostatistical knowledgeProjects may be product specific or focused on issues spanning multiple products. Required Education and Experience: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a PhD or SciD 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 be expected to graduate in the next 1-2 years. Candidates must have fluency in at least one programming environment such as R/Python/Scala Candidates must have the ability to quickly prototype solutions to communicate their results by creating compelling visualizations and/or front-ends (e.g. Shiny, Flask, etc.)Candidates must have deep familiarity with the nuances advanced statistical methods and ability to determine the correct method for the task (e.g., explain how maximum likelihood estimation works) Candidates 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.)Applicants will be required to serve as the quantitative methodology expert by developing creative analytical solutions and applying appropriate statistical methodologies to answer novel commercial analytic questionsCandidates must have a history of being able to execute on minimum viable products and strike a balance between methodological rigor and project timelines/deliverables Preferred Experience and Skills:Candidates should have experience with real world data such as claims or electronic health records, and understanding the biases and nuances of working with these dataCandidates should have familiarity with SQL & noSQL databases: Redshift/BQ/Athena/Mongo Candidates should have an interest in supporting pharmaceutical analytics initiatives Candidates should be effective oral and written communicatorsOur 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.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.