Associate Director, Patient-Focused Evidence (all genders) 1 (Yavne, Central, IL, 8122004)

Merck KGaA


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United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your role:

You execute research strategies and evidence-generation plans related to patient experience, preferences and outcomes in alignment with program integrated evidence plans (IEPs) and in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders, including development, validation, or selection of clinical outcome assessment (COA) measures for use in clinical and real-world studies. You design and conduct studies to understand patient experience using mixed-methods, qualitative, or other suitable approaches, within clinical-trials or in real-world settings. Furthermore, you foster the consideration and inclusion of key patient experience aspects and related evidence gaps in program Integrated Evidence Plans (IEPs) and other key program deliverables. Contribution to the design and implementation of clinical studies (COA aspects), including study design, protocol writing, endpoint definition, data analysis planning, study report development and dissemination is key.

You contribute to patient engagement activities related to program strategy or clinical studies, including patient advisory boards, panels, or councils. Work within a matrix organizational set up, collaborating with colleagues within the Patient-Focused Evidence Team, as well as with a wide range of cross-functional stakeholders. You serve as subject matter expert in applying mixed-methods, qualitative, and quantitative research techniques to address key business and research questions related to patient's experience across all drug research, development, and commercialization lifecycle phases. Communication of research findings to internal and external stakeholders, including national and international congresses and publishing of articles in scientific journals. You maintain awareness of relevant new scientific, methodological, and regulatory developments and manage project contracts, budgets, vendor/partner oversight related to evidence generation activities. 

Who you are:

  • Master's or doctoral degree in socio-behavioural sciences or health outcomes measurement e.g., health outcomes research, psychology, behavioural sciences, ethnography, or psychometrics.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in the patient-centred research field in the life sciences industry, research organizations, academia, or consultancy.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development or validation of new COAs, including clinician-reported outcomes (ClinROs), patient-reported outcomes (PROs), observer-reported outcomes (ObsROs), performance outcomes (Perfos), and digital clinical measures.
  • Proven conceptual, methodological, and analytical skills.
  • Curious, innovative and solution-focused mentality.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, within cross-functional teams, across organisational hierarchies, and across cultural and geographical boundaries.
  • Proven experience preparing clinical outcome assessment (COA) evidence dossiers for submission to health authorities to support drug development programs or COA measure qualification.
    Location: Europe or Israel

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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