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Job Title: Programmer, Statistical Programming- Oncology  - STA000848


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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

This position provides high quality statistical programming analysis and reporting deliverables for late stage drug/vaccine clinical development projects. This may include leadership of one or more protocols. Responsibilities include development and execution of low to medium complex statistical analysis, reporting (e.g. datasets, TLFs etc.) and submission deliverables. In this role, programmer will work with other programming team members and multiple stakeholders group (Statistics, Clinical, etc.) to gather and document user requirements. The statistical programmer will perform validation tasks according to departmental SOPs, and collaborate effectively with outsource partner on medical monitoring reports development, validation and deployment. 

Key areas of focus may include 
  • programmatically developing, validating and maintaining efficacy and safety datasets, tables, listing and figures 
  • Assurance of deliverable quality and compliance with departmental SOPs 
  • Collaborate effectively with project team members including outsource provider staff. 



  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree (preferred) in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering, or related field. 

  • MA/MS or BA/BS plus 2-4 years SAS programming experience in a clinical trial environment
  • Knowledge and experience in developing analysis and reporting statistical programming deliverables (datasets, statistical analyses, report tables, and graphics) for research and development projects
  • Knowledge in SAS including data steps, procedures, SAS/STAT, SAS/MACRO, SAS/GRAPH; systems and database experience. 
  • Ability to quickly and effectively learn new program technique and data structures.
  • Takes direction effectively and completes programming tasks under the guidance of a senior programmer at a project level
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to negotiate and collaborate effectively.
  • Knowledgable in CDISC SDTM and ADaM standards
  • An interest to advance in carrer by investing in her/his own development while working on projects with increasing levels of challenges and responsibilities.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical development processes and clinical endpoint data (efficacy and safety).
  • Unix operating system experience; Systems and database experience.
  • Ability to work across cultures and geographies.
  • Good working knowledge of reporting processes (SOPs) and software development life-cycle (SDLC) 

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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Job Statistical Programming

Primary Location NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Other Locations NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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