Senior Scientist, Statistical Programming:

Rahway New Jersey
Requisition ID: STA000900

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 125-year legacy. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

We are looking for Senior Scientists, Statistical Programming for our Rahway, NJ location to provide SAS statistical programming support for early stage clinical development projects, including the development and execution of statistical analysis and reporting deliverables (e.g., safety and efficacy analysis datasets, tables, listings, figures) for individual clinical trials to world-wide regulatory application submissions and post-marketing support. Responsible for the design and maintenance of statistical databases that support multiple stakeholder groups, including clinical development, outcomes research and safety evaluation. Serve as key collaborator with statistics and other project stakeholders in ensuring that project plans are executed efficiently with timely and high-quality deliverables. May serve as statistical programming point of contact through entire lifecycle, with areas of focus including: 

  • The assurance of deliverable quality and process compliance. 
  • Effective deliverable development utilizing global and TA standards that optimize analysis and reporting and promote a strategic knowledge-base data model. 
  • Maintaining and managing a project plan including resource forecasting.
  • Working with global programming team that includes outsource provider staff. 
  • Membership on departmental strategic initiative project teams such as new statistical computing platform evaluation and development.



  • Master’s degree in Statistics/Biostatistics, Computer/Electronics Engineering, or closely related field.
  • 3 years of SAS programming experience in a clinical trial environment that includes working in the oncology clinical trial environment with oncology cancer data; development of Study Data Tabulation Model and Analysis Data Model; completing statistical programming deliverables for Clinical Study Reports; and supporting U.S. and ex-U.S. submissions.
  • We will also accept a BS and 5 years of experience.


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
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