Associate Principal Statistician (Remote)

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Under the general supervision of a senior staff member in Center for Mathematical Sciences (CMS), the incumbent is accountable for the statistical analysis and evaluation of data to meet the needs of our Manufacturing Division. The person will, through consultation with employees and teams, provide statistical expertise on experimental design, and the evaluation and interpretation of data. The incumbent will evaluate data for submission to regulatory agencies and pharmacopoeia. The incumbent may also serve on various company task agencies and outside industry groups as appropriate.

Primary Activities

+ Objectively collects, organizes, and summarizes data for projects. Performs basic statistical analyses such as ANOVA models, process capability and control, linear regression, ANCOVA for stability studies. Generates a wide variety of statistical graphics adapted to the need of the statistical project. Objectively applies basic and advanced statistical techniques and graphics and recognizes the need for more sophisticated methods. Develops or adapts sophisticated techniques to meet the needs of specific projects.

+ Writes or adapts basic statistical programs to perform evaluations to create graphics. freely performs simulations (e.g. Monte Carlo techniques).

+ Mentors junior staff members in the application of basic and advanced methods and graphics. Prepares and conducts training courses and seminars throughout our division to familiarize scientists and management personnel in the comprehension of statistical techniques and methods.

+ Proposes design of experiments and study plans through consultation with our division’s personnel and teams. Contributes to the generation of objectives and hypotheses to be evaluated via statistical studies.

+ Prepares oral and written reports to effectively convey study designs and the interpretation of studies.

+ Conducts second person reviews of the formal reports of other CMS members. Performs data verifications to ensure compliance with auditing standards for all data investigated for a project that results in a second person reviewed report. Reviews literature and attends appropriate seminars and classes to develop and maintain the necessary skill levels. Contributes talks to professional society and/or industry meetings. Stays abreast of the advances made in statistics as well as the field of computer applications and brings the relevant advances into departmental practices.

+ Participates as a full member on internal teams providing statistical expertise. Evaluates the impact of new regulatory proposals to our company’s operations


BS with >15 years industry knowledge, MS with >10 years industry knowledge, PhD with >5 years industry knowledge.

+ The scope of technical skills expected is broad, including design of experiments, linear and nonlinear models, and univariate/multivariate statistical process control.

+ Outstanding statistical computing skills with substantial knowledge in at least two of the following statistical software packages: SAS, R/S-Plus, JMP, Minitab.

+ Exceptional oral and written communication skills to convey statistical concepts and analyses to non-statisticians.

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

+ Demonstrated ability for managing and initiating change.

+ Requires demonstrated influence, ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously with directional priorities.

+ Requires established ability to direct cross-functional teams effectively, motivate people, delegate appropriately and resolve conflicts.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

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 taxing 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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your appreciation, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in affinity with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are engaging some of the most disputed diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


In accordance with Managers’ Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.


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Job Posting: JC190808021

Posted On: Aug 25, 2021

Updated On: Dec 05, 2021