Data scientist

Location: Boxmeer

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Do you enjoy working in an international environment with lots of room for personal development? For our Bioprocess Engineering & Innovation team at Animal Health division, we are hiring a:

Data scientist

Job Description:

We are looking for a self-starting colleague with an autonomous approach who is highly organized and detail oriented. You are a fact-based decision maker with a hands-on mentality and a “can-do” attitude who is a quality committed and customer focused persistent team player.

Our Innovation & Bio Engineering team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new capabilities and insights for our animal health manufacturing division. We collaborate internationally to drive innovation and bring solutions that help everyone to be more productive.

Working in a professional and friendly environment, will provide you the opportunity to gain practical experience in a Data Scientist role and will help build a strong foundation for success in your future. During your tenure at our company, you will be provided with the opportunity to support, develop and improve our quality and processes as well as be provided opportunities to travel to our other sites. You will be part of a friendly, energetic, highly motivated and collaborative team working on Projects using leading edge technologies.

In this dynamic position you are responsible for challenging data analytical projects to support current manufacturing. You will develop as a Subject Matter Expert in the area of the data analytics within Global Animal Health Manufacturing. In this position you will gain knowledge of business processes and the technical mapping of manufacturing data.

As a data scientist you will lead data analytical projects across our global animal health manufacturing sites and functions. You will also drive the data & analytics knowledge with your advanced analytics expertise and influence business decisions by extracting insights from data!


Responsible for the end to end delivery of data analytical projects in-line with business needs:

  • Development & implementation of new business insights to meet business specifications, project timescales and users’ expectations
  • Provide business expertise to implement and integrate new and existing systems and technologies
  • Will own project budgets between $100k - $500k
  • Will deliver complex projects against tight timelines
  • Responsible for delivery of products to (small group of) site(s)
  • Will work on delivery of multiple data science projects simultaneously
  • Will identify and manage risks with clear mitigation plan

Maintenance and development of existing analytical solutions:

  • Participate in change management processes working with key stakeholders to deliver continuous improvement
  • Development and delivery of training packages to business users
  • Opportunity to work in an agile environment to deliver business demands and drive business value
  • Delivering projects throughout different phases of the digital transformation

Maintain compliance to our Company’s Corporate and Regulatory guidelines:

  • Ensuring all necessary training is completed and documented successfully
  • Application of our quality standards and company’s guidelines regarding data retainment and collection.
  • Adherence to our Company’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) in everything you do

Technical Specifications

  • Master’s in science (Operation’s management, Industrial engineering, big data analytics, process optimization)
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in large organizations
  • 1-2 years of experience in data analytical projects within the pharmaceutical industry
  • 3-5 years of programming experience during education or career
  • 3-5 years of experience in statistical and data mining techniques
  • Previous data driven process optimization experience is desirable but not essential

Qualities we look for

  • Operates with a high level of integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Comprehends and aligns with our organization’s core values
  • Aligns and fosters a culture of diversity and inclusivity
  • Demonstrates initiative, proactivity and academic curiosity
  • Encourages and boosts their colleagues through teamwork
  • Demonstrates clear and effective communication
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and improve their performance through feedback
  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude
  • Able to demonstrate reliability and build relationships at all levels with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving and innovating skills
  • Learns from and helps others overcome obstacles
  • Displays attention to detail and the ability to deliver to deadlines
  • A self-starter who can be relied upon to work with minimal supervision

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end allowance;
  • 35,5 days of leave;
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;
  • Solid Pension Plan;
  • Annual bonus based on own and company performance
  • Travel allowance for commuting
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development

For questions about this vacancy

Please send an email including the vacancy number and job title to the following email address:

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.




We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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