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Sr. Specialist, Scientific R&D IT Support (South San Francisco, CA)


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Job Title: Sr. Specialist, Scientific R&D IT Support (South San Francisco, CA)  - SER001093

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.
This scientific IT position will  promote strong partnership with scientists and local support teams to ensure a high touch IT support to research workflows and capabilities. It will collaborate with other lab IT capabilities and partner with central IT functions to enable consistent high quality support. The incumbent will have significant knowledge of research processes and will manage a growing team of IT specialists in support of technologies and services required for discovery and preclinical research labs.

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferable disciplines: Pharmaceutical Sciences development related, Information Technology)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry in IT-based scientific support role
  • Managed IT services in support of research workflows including research data and information, and use of scientific tools
  • Delivered of scientific IT capabilities to R&D areas or support of scientific IT capabilities in R&D areas
  • Managed operational aspects for IT team including budget, third party vendors
  • Created demonstrable business value through via technology and information
  • Effective project planning ability to own service and support deliverables working
  • Understanding of IT infrastructure required to support research activities
  • Competency in leading change management initiatives in a networking environment
  • Ability to work with service vendors and other IT groups to address business needs through innovative solutions
  • Excellent business acumen for managing & prioritizing demand, and demonstrated delivery of business value
  • Detail oriented, thorough, well organized and effectively manage time
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • 3 years Line People Management experience
  • Knowledge and experience in System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Ability to leverage global functions to drive resolution of broad and technical issues
  • Led efforts to streamline and improve existing services
  • Design, construction, configuration and installation of IT solutions
  • Demonstrated success with business adoption and value realization
  • Independently prioritizes activities in support of multiple projects

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Job Service Delivery/Management

Primary Location NA-US-CA-San Francisco

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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