Associate Principal Scientist, Imaging

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: West Point, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: January 10, 2017
  • Reference ID: IMA000155
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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Executes the departmental vision and franchise strategy to discover, develop and apply imaging biomarkers in support of development decision making by coordinating the imaging component of clinical trials that use medical imaging as a primary or secondary endpoint.

Serve as a liaison between Merck Imaging, Clinical Sciences and other functional areas for program wide issues. Work with both study teams and vendor management to select imaging vendors and review appropriate study budget. Support image acquisition protocol design, review vendor imaging manuals, and coordinate/contribute to study start up documents. Collaborate with study team and iCRO to contribute to data collection requirements for imaging criteria, monitoring quality metrics and data review for imaging component of clinical trials. Support and consolidate the review of imaging-related documents such as the imaging review charter and systems requirement document. Serve as liaison between iCRO and clinical team to resolve operational imaging issues or escalating any critical issues to the Sr. Imaging Lead, imaging CRO, and/or Clinical Monitor, when appropriate. Interface with Imaging Teams to share expertise, provide cross functional support in other therapeutic areas, when needed,as well as improve efficiencies throughout the trial lifecycle.

  • Minimum of B.S.

  • Experience working for or with an imaging CRO for late stage clinical trials (ie. Perceptive, ICON, BioClinica, VirtualScopics) and understanding their processes and GCP.

  • Experience working with/for a pharma sponsor to support imaging endpoints; preferably in oncology. Additional experience in neuroimaging is desirable.
  • Project management skills (ideal to have Microsoft Office 2010 experience), including organizing people and activities and developing an effective strategy for plan and goal implementation.
  • Experience in radiology working with imaging analysis methods and criteria, board certification in radiology is desired

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