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Associate Director Statistics Job

Date: Aug 31, 2017

Location: Oss, NL

Company: MSD

Associate Director Statistics-QUA006205


Associate Director Statistics (Fulltime)

The department
Center for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) is a center of excellence in the field of non-clinical pharmaceutical statistics. The center employs about 25 statisticians in the United States and Europe. The Associate Director operates as a consultant to support the Manufacturing Division activities globally.

The position

- Serve as a consultant and advocate of statistics to technical specialists and managers in MSD's pharmaceutical, biologic and vaccine manufacturing.

- Be a key member of teams developing, validating and transferring biological and analytical methods and supporting stability analyses.

- Be a key member of teams solving complex manufacturing problems, improving efficiency of processes and developing new processes.

- Provide technical leadership in tasks that include design of experiments (DOE), analysis of data, statistical process control (SPC), simulation, design of sampling plans, and problem solving.

- Evaluate data for submissions and responses to regulatory agencies and pharmacopoeia.

- Assist senior members with publications and presentations and contribute work at the level of a poster presentation and occasionally contributes a talk to a professional society meeting.

- Mentor junior staff members.

- Develop and give training to scientists and management in understanding statistical techniques and methods.

- Reports to the CMS-Europe Manager.


Desired Skills & Experience

- MSc in statistics or a related area (e.g. mathematics, econometrics, biometrics, geometrics or psychometrics) with a minimum of 15 years of relevant applied work experience or a minimum of 5 years with PhD.

- Coursework/experience should include industrial statistics (DOE, SPC, regression, general linear models, and multivariate methods).

- Experience in working with statistical methods in an industrial setting or pharmaceutical setting is a prerequisite.

- Excellent statistical computing skills in packages such as R, SAS, JMP, and Minitab.

- For this European role fluency in English is required.

- Superior oral and written communication skills to communicate statistical concepts and analysis to non-statisticians

- Demonstrated teamwork skills and leadership ability.

- Have the ability to collaborate with a wide variety of individuals with a service-oriented mindset.

- Able to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously with competing priorities

- Willingness to travel to other European MSD sites.

About MSD
MSD is working to help the world be well. Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions to patients and animals. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. MSD has a workforce of almost 4500 in the Netherlands at three main sites.

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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.

A good place to work
MSD is an attractive employer offering interesting opportunities in Research & Development, production and staff departments for an enormous range of disciplines such as biologists, chemists, process engineers, technicians, mechatronic engineers, pharmacists and operators. MSD always seeks ‘best-in-class’ employees at all levels. We expect a lot from our people and MSD has a lot to offer them as well. Team spirit, entrepreneurship, integrity, leadership and cross-border communication skills are what MSD values and rewards most. If you enjoy being challenged, over and over again, MSD will be a good place for you to work. We have an excellent fringe benefit program, and we invest heavily in the development of our people. MSD gives you plenty of opportunities for individual initiative and responsibility.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Erik Talens, Director CMS Europe, phone +31 412 662 622

If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.

Job: Quantitative Sciences Generic Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Quant. Sciences

Primary Location: EMEA-Netherlands-NB-Oss

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:MSD

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