Find Your Dream Job Today

Our mission is to help high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates reach their full potential.

Director, Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics - Immune/Oncology (Remote)



Rahway, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:

We are seeking an experienced talented scientist to join the Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics – Immune/Oncology (QP2-IO) team in the role of Director. QP2-IO team is part of the Global Clinical Development organization and has oversight over drug development aspects related to clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics of oncology drugs from post-PCC to registration. Directors are leaders in the field of quantitative drug development, with a strong, integrated understanding of the strategic elements of drug development. As a subject matter expert, the Director within the QP2-IO Group will work closely with teams of highly collaborative, cross-functional scientists to contribute to development of novel chemical entities. They develop strategies for quantitative analyses (and commensurate experiments/trials) within and across development programs and/or functions. Directors demonstrate outstanding leadership and communication skills. They collaborate within QP2-IO and with other functional areas, as well as with external vendors and partners, creating an aligned, quantitative framework to impact strategies and decisions of drug development teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serving as an expert representative for QP2 -IO on Oncology development teams.

  • Framing critical questions and strategy for optimizing model-based analyses on programs.

  • Developing and executing model-based analyses including translational PK/PD approaches, population pharmacokinetic models, exposure-response models, clinical trial design simulation, disease progression models, quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling into programs, comparator modeling, thereby strengthening our pharmacometrics capabilities on a continuous basis in decision making and driving pipeline impact.

  • Strategizing and executing modeling of tumor size and survival endpoints including proportional hazards models.

  • Maintaining a comprehensive understanding of global regulatory expectations for small molecules and biologics in Oncology, authoring regulatory documents (investigational new drugs/INDs, clinical study reports (CSRs), clinical trial applications (CTDs)), and representing QP2-IO at regulatory meetings.

  • Mentoring and/or supervising junior staff to perform the above duties and to develop the above capabilities.

Minimum education required:

  • Ph.D. with at least four years of pharmaceutical drug development experience relating to: PKPD, pharmacometrics, mathematics, statistics/ biostatistics, or chemical/biomedical engineering.

  • Masters or PharmD, with at least six years of experience, where “experience” means having a record of increasing responsibility and independence in a similar role in pharmaceutical drug development.

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated impactful experience with applications of pharmacometrics methods.

  • Experience in IND, NDA and other submissions to global regulatory agencies.

  • Skills in experimental design, mathematical problem solving, critical data analysis/interpretation, and statistics.

  • An exemplary record of increasing responsibility, independence, and demonstrated impact in driving drug development decisions through application of model-based approaches.

  • Proficiency in R, NONMEM or other similar programing language.

  • Professional working proficiency in written and verbal communication.

"This (remote) position is only applicable for those that are not within commutable distance to primary sites noted in posting. If commutable, please see requisition "#R277875”. Please note that standard commute is (less than) <50 miles."



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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For more information about personal rights under the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment laws, visit:

EEOC Know Your Rights

EEOC GINA 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.

Learn more about your rights, including under California, Colorado and other US State Acts

U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$181,600.00 - $285,800.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:




VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:



1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


Required Skills:

Business Intelligence (BI), Database Design, Data Engineering, Data Modeling, Data Science, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, Project Management, Software Development, Stakeholder Relationship Management

Preferred Skills:

Job Posting End Date:


*A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.

Job Posting End Date:06/30/2024

A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.

Requisition ID:R277873