Senior Specialist Global Pharmacovigilance Risk Management:

Madison New Jersey
Requisition ID: DRU000774

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’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.  


This position will have complete responsibility for leading all post-authorization risk management activities for assigned products. Individual tasks will include: 

  • Participation in trending activities 
  • Signal identification, validation and evaluation 
  • Benefit: risk analysis 
  • Analysis of peer-reviewed literature 
  • Review of clinical study data 
  • Participation in risk communication planning 
  • Participation in the design of post authorization safety studies 
  • Participation in the design of supplementary monitoring activities for detection of potential safety signals 
  • Development of risk minimization strategies.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • PhD, DVM or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least 3 years of experience in Pharmacovigilance or Risk Management in an industrial setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team member in a highly interactive and collaborative environment

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with biostatistics and proportional reporting rates
  • Knowledge of regulations governing pharmacovigilance for veterinary medicines
  • Experience with PV databases
  • Strong analytical and writing skills  

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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