Regional Medical Scientific Director, Viral Vaccines New England (New Britain)


: $177,395.00 - $177,395.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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Job Description The Regional Medical Scientific Director is a credentialed (ie, MD, PhD, or PharmD) therapeutic and disease area expert who engages in both scientific exchange and research support, when requested, with external scientific leaders and investigators in the medical and scientific community. RMSDs provide Scientific Leaders (SLs) balanced, factual, scientific information about our non-product areas of interest and responds to scientific questions from SLs, including questions about our products and data. RMSDs are responsible for facilitating and developing peer-level relationships with scientific leaders in the external medical/scientific community including those investigators who have potential interest in participating in our research studies. RMSDs provide support for data generation activities including our sponsored trials and our Independent Investigator Study Programs as prioritized and requested by Research and Development (RD) leadership. Primary Activities: Identify, establish and manage collaborative professional relationships with national, regional and clinical practice scientific leaders (SLs) and investigators to identify and address scientific needs and to ensure access to medical and scientific information on areas of therapeutic interest and our data or product. Conduct peer-level scientific discussions and maintain a reliable presence to ensure SLs have a Research and Development (RD)/ Medical Affairs contact within our company Engage in proactive non-product discussions regarding scientific issues (eg, disease states, diagnosis, epidemiology, unmet medical need, and population health, etc) that are intended to enhance scientific discussions or inform/guide RD/GMA and HH strategy RD research programs Facilitate appropriate scientific exchange of information with SLs, including integration of scientific knowledge with actionable insights to inform Research and Development (RD) and Human Health (HH) strategies Communicate external stakeholder opinions, insights and feedback on new data, clinical trends and the evolving vaccine landscape to Medical Affairs HQ teams to enhance scientific understanding and inform internal Research and Development strategies Represent our company at scientific meetings and congresses and contribute to our debriefs, insight discussions and post-congress reports Develop and execute territory plans in alignment with global vaccines strategy Support data generation activities when requested by our leadership, including the our Investigator Study Program (MISP), by acting as the primary liaison to investigators interested in developing and performing investigator-initiated research When requested by our leadership, work to identify potential investigators for consideration of participation in phase II-IV clinical development programs and provide scientific support for our sponsored trials as needed Provide in-depth scientific support to Health Systems Teams within USMA Demonstrate and maintain in-depth knowledge of the assigned disease and therapeutic area(s) through educational efforts, including attendance at relevant conferences, scientific workshops and review of key journals Fully comply with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards Education Minimum Requirement: An advanced degree (MD, Ph.D. or Pharm.D.), that is relevant to the requirements of the position. Experience- Minimum Requirements: A minimum of 3 years prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare environment and; A minimum of 3 years of clinical and/or research experience and demonstrated scientific excellence (beyond that obtained in the terminal degree program) in vaccines or related therapeutic areas, eg infectious diseases, immunology, preventative medicine. Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and presentation skills Ability to travel up to 50% of the time overnights and reside in the New England region Skills Required: Deep therapeutic competency; abreast of trends and new information in vaccines Ability to network and partner with important external customers, including scientific leaders, investigators, clinical practice leaders and academic affiliated institutions, including treatment guideline members (as permitted) The ability to consolidate and understand complex data sets, plan and/or execute data analyses, summarize or synthesize data and objectively interpret results Knowledge of national and society treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations, and OIG, HIPAA and other ethical guidelines, laws, and regulations relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and its external stakeholder environment Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment Preferred capabilities: Recognition for scientific excellence in vaccines as demonstrated by sustained contributions to vaccines via strong clinical, academic and/or translational/basic science research experience in vaccines. Experience in both clinical vaccinology and owner of independent research and publication in vaccines is highly desirable (ie, experience in late stage clinical research as an investigator or key study personnel conducting outcomes research, company sponsored trials, or investigator-initiated trials). 5+ years of prior pharmaceutical industry experience (MSL or other clinical, medical or research related position) in vaccine Prior working experience within the New England Region and established relationships with vaccine stakeholders Demonstrable effective leadership skills (by example and through accomplishments), and the ability to step forward to handle challenges within scope of authority Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) Headquarters located in Upper Gwynedd, PA; however, the position will work remotely; candidate should reside within the New England Region. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at ...@merck.comFor more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC PosterEEOC GINA Supplement OFCCP EEO Supplement OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. Employee Status: Regular Relocation: Domestic VISA Sponsorship: No Travel Requirements: 50% Flexible Work Arrangements: Remote Work Shift: Not Indicated Valid Driving License: Yes Hazardous Material(s): Number of Openings: 1 Requisition ID:R4025
Associated topics: care, family, general practice, nocturnist, physician, physician md, practice physician, practitioner, primary, provider * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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