EDAO (External Data Acquisition Operations) Analyst II

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Rahway, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: CLI008051

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 is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

  • Create, review and get appropriate approval on external data format specifications documents with new vendors and /or with existing vendors/ New data types for each study/data type.. 
  • Perform testing based on set up documents which includes coordinating with vendors, IT and Clinical Data Testing group.     
  • Support vendor qualifications as an Data Transfer SME 
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives, departmental meetings, and special projects, mentors and trains team members as applicable.  


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree, preferably in Database Design, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, or health care related discipline.

Required Experience and Skills:  

  • At least 3  years’ experience in data management, medical research, or database design and development.
  • In-life data management experience is required.  
  • An overall working knowledge of the clinical development process. 

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge of database structures and available tools to manage, extract, and report data is preferred.  
  • Understanding of drug discovery process, FDA regulations, GxP guidelines, ICH guidelines, clinical database cleaning process, and 21 CFR Part 11. 
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to communicate with both the technical and business areas and external vendors. 
  • Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with different functional areas. 
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently under pressure and change environment with flexibility. 
  • Strong sense of urgency and customer focus. 
  • Desire and ability to learn new processes and technologies

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. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


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Job: Clinical Data Management
Other Locations: West Point, PA, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: None
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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