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Merck
Montevideo, Uruguay
3 days ago

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Job Description

Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.

The incumbent will join the Center for Observational & Real-world Evidence Regional Latin America organization. Under the guidance of a Director of Outcomes Research, the Associate Director will have the primary responsibility for planning and managing outcomes research activities for pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines in Latin America. This includes all phases of outcomes research and real-world evidence needs including design and implementation of retrospective database studies, epidemiological studies, and economic modeling.

The incumbent will work closely with local, regional, and global cross-functional teams, including leaders of regulatory affairs, scientific and medical affairs, public affairs, policy, market access, and other key areas to ensure outcome research programs are in line with commercial strategies in key countries.

Primary Responsabilities:
  • General study management activities, including selection and oversight of suppliers for value evidence activities;
  • Work with Medical Research Labs colleagues, consultants, and suppliers to write, coordinate, and validate as required, study design, protocols, measurement questionnaires, case report forms, data analysis plans, and final reports/publications;
  • Work closely with the Latin American regional cross-functional team to develop outcomes research plans for our Company's in-line and late development vaccines based on the regulatory, marketing and reimbursement/policy environment, including Latin America specific market needs;
  • Critically assess drivers and barriers to expand public and private market access of vaccines and identify value evidence needs to demonstrate the value of our in-line and late development vaccines;
  • Assist in the implementation of projects to document disease burden and unmet need, and health economic aspects of disease and the value of drug therapy as outlined in the outcomes research planning process/map;
  • Develop value evidence deliverables (e.g., health economic evaluations, evidence compendia) and adapt them to support country-specific pricing and reimbursement initiatives in Latin America;
  • Assist our Company's affiliates to understand local needs, adapt health economic evaluations, customize Outcomes Research documents such as protocols and reimbursement dossiers;
  • Present outcomes research findings at international/national congresses and publish articles in scientific journals as appropriate.


Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Master's degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Outcomes Research, or Epidemiology;


Required Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the areas of health economics and outcomes research;
  • Proven track record of success in planning and managing real-world evidence activities, such as design and implementation of retrospective database studies, epidemiological studies, and health economic models;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and skills;
  • Professional Proficiency in English and Spanish;
  • Availability to travel. Estimated 25% of time.


Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • International experience working in multiple countries in Latin America;
  • Three or more years of pharmaceutical industry experience;


Who we are ...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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 ...

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 empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging 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.

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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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.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together.The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in customer facing commercial or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment."

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Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster

EEOC GINA Supplement

OFCCP EEO Supplement

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Employee Status:
Regular

Relocation:
No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:
No

Travel Requirements:
25%

Flexible Work Arrangements:
Remote Work

Shift:
Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:
Yes

Hazardous Material(s):
No

Number of Openings:
1

Requisition ID:R175846

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63294768
  • Location:
    Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Position Title: Associate Director Outcomes Research Vaccines
  • Company Name For Job: Merck
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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