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Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS)
Using quantitative science to impact human health
Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) is a highly distinguished department within Merck’s renowned Research & Development Division. As esteemed members of world-class drug and vaccine development teams, we partner with other disciplines in the strategic design of our discovery and development programs and provide statistical analysis, reporting, and data interpretation to enable informed decision-making.
Employees in biostatistics and statistical programming
American Statistical Association Fellows
Regions across the globe
Highly rewarding, highly impactful career
Years of excellence
We were the first company in the pharmaceutical industry to have a dedicated statistics department
10 areas of collaboration and expertise
Translational medicine and biomarkers
Clinical development (products in oncology, vaccines, neuroscience, diabetes, cardiovascular health, infectious diseases, respiratory health, and immunology)
Health technology assessment
Analysis and reporting standards
Our vision is to be the leader in quantitative scientific methodology and its application to enable the targeting, discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of innovative products for the benefit of global human health.
With top scientists, regulators, and payers worldwide.
The roles of precision medicine, real-world evidence, machine learning, and programming automation in drug development.
Statistical expertise with scientific advances, operational excellence, and exceptional medical knowledge.
How can you contribute?
Bring your inventive mind
Conduct research on statistical methodology
Apply statistical excellence daily in the development of innovative medicines and vaccines
Develop cutting-edge programming solutions to expedite analysis work and speed patient access to new medicines
Make an impact
Directly contribute to the development of life-saving and health preserving medicines and vaccines
Demonstrate leadership within your field and on cross-disciplinary teams
Fuel the company's forward momentum
Share the journey
Let our rich history, world-class scientists, and future plans inspire you
Inspire others with your energy, creativity, teamwork, and dedication
Mentor the next generation of biostatistics and research sciences professionals
A career experience like no other, inspired by science
Inside views from people on our team
Everyone in our Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences team is passionate about wanting to improve global human health, and that passion is on display every day through our teamwork and innovation.
VP Early Development Statistics, BARDS
With our strong focus on methodological research, our Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences team will continue to play a crucial role in our Research Labs decision-making far into the future.
This field of clinical statistical assessment in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is rapidly growing and expanding in methodological complexity and geographic scale, so it’s exciting to be at the technical and managerial forefront of an area that is all about trying to improve public health.
Executive Director Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Statistics, BARDS
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