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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

F/T - Knowledge Engineer Lead - Merck (Rahway, NJ)

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as 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 people 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.

Location: Rahway, NJ, 07065
Employee Type: full time
Pay Type: Year
Experience: 5 - 8 years
Education: Bachelor degree
Travel Required: none

As the recognized SME for Knowledge Engineering in the Knowledge Discovery/Knowledge Management (KDKM) Department, the candidate will be responsible for developing and executing KM strategy, including high-quality vocabularies, ontologies, associated repositories, workflows, and rule-bases in support of text mining, search, and knowledge engineering. Experience with semantic technologies and/or project management are both very helpful.

Key business area stakeholders include but are not limited to Research Intelligence group, the Licensing organization, Discovery organization scientists and project teams, the One-Merck Digital Library, and the Clinical Literature organization. The position will also collaborate with other support groups, including Informatics-IT, Project and Pipeline Management IT, and Innovation IT.

This position requires excellent leadership, written and oral communication, stakeholder management skills, and demonstrated experience delivering world-class knowledge engineering products/services in a pharmaceutical company.

Education: BS/BA degree required, Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Knowledge Engineering with M.S. or equivalent experience in Natural or Life Sciences preferred.
Required: A minimum of 5 years of experience in at least one Life Sciences area, plus broad drug R&D knowledge.
Preferred Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to take on new projects and successfully deliver results in fast-paced, dynamic and multifunctional environments.
  • Proven record of innovative and critical thinking and excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Proven track record of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Proven skills in managing cross-functional project teams to deliver impactful results.