Associate - Principal Scientist Job

Upper Gwynedd PA
Oct 12, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
Organization Type
Associate - Principal Scientist-CLI005333


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.


Accountable for the clinical/scientific execution of the clinical protocol(s)/program. Lead for all scientific aspects of the implementation and conduct of clinical studies (e.g, Scientific Advisory Committee [SAC], Data Monitoring Committee [DMC], Adjudication, medical monitoring). Serves as the CSSM scientific lead on the clinical trial team (CTT). Collaborates with the Medical Writer on clinical/scientific and regulatory documents and Study Manager on study deliverables. Builds talent and capabilities of junior team members through proactive coaching, mentoring and development opportunities. May include management of direct reports including assignment of resources, professional development and performance management.


Education Minimum Requirement:

- Bachelors degree with 15+ years in clinical drug development or in the pharmaceutical industry or in the healthcare field OR Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences with 11+ years in clinical drug development or in the pharmaceutical industry or in the healthcare field OR Master’s Degree with 8+ years in clinical drug development or in the Pharmaceutical Industry or in the healthcare field OR PhD 2+ years in clinical drug development or in the pharmaceutical industry or in the healthcare field relevant career experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

- Pharmaceutical and/or clinical drug development experience.

- Understanding of scientific process as well as medical and statistical concepts.

- Understanding of all aspects of clinical development from program planning to regulatory submission.

- Excellent oral (including presentation) and written communication, computer/database management skills.

- Ability to influence and collaborate internally as well as externally with partners and study-related vendors.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Vaccine clinical development experience.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Job: Clinical Research (Non-M.D.)

Job Title:Assoc Prin. Scientist, Clinical Research

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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