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Regional Medical Scientific Director, Viral Vaccines Four
Corners Region This job is available in 3 locations Job Type Full
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Our Medical Affairs team engages with industry leaders and
medical experts to share the scientific value of our current and
pipeline products. We connect, communicate and train internal
employees to ensure we all understand the science behind our
The Regional Medical Scientific Director (RMSD) is a
credentialed (i.e., MD, PhD, or PharmD) therapeutic and disease
area expert who engages in both scientific exchange and research
support, when requested, with external Scientific Leaders (SLs) and
investigators in the medical and scientific community. RMSDs
provide SLs balanced, factual, scientific information about
non-product areas of interest and respond to scientific questions
from SLs, including questions about our Company's products and
data. RMSDs are responsible for facilitating and developing
peer-level relationships with SLs in the external
medical/scientific community including those investigators who have
potential interest in participating in research studies. RMSDs
provide support for data generation activities including our
Company's sponsored trials and Independent Investigator Study
Programs as prioritized and requested by the Research & Development
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 company's data
Conduct peer-level scientific discussions and maintain a
reliable presence to ensure SLs have a Research & Development
Division/Medical Affairs contact within our Company.
Engage in proactive non-product discussions regarding scientific
issues (e.g., disease states, diagnosis, epidemiology, unmet
medical need, and population health, etc.) that are intended to
enhance scientific discussions or inform/guide our company's
strategy or research programs.
Facilitate appropriate scientific exchange of information with
SLs, including integration of scientific knowledge with actionable
insights to inform the Research & Development Division.
Communicate external stakeholder opinions, insights and feedback
on new data, clinical trends and the evolving vaccine landscape to
Medical Affairs Headquarters teams to enhance scientific
understanding and inform internal Research & Development Division
Represent the Research & Development Division at scientific
meetings and congresses and contribute to debriefs, insight
discussions and post-congress reports.
Develop and execute territory plans in alignment with global
Support data generation activities when requested by Research &
Development Division leadership, including our Company's
Investigator Study Program, by acting as the primary liaison to
investigators interested in developing and performing
When requested by Research & Development Division leadership,
work to identify potential investigators for consideration of
participation in phase II-IV clinical development programs and
provide scientific support for sponsored trials as needed.
Provide in-depth scientific support to Health Systems Teams
within United States Medical Affairs.
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 Requirements:
An advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.), that is relevant
to the requirements of the position.
Required Experience and Skills:
A minimum of 3 years prior experience in the
biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare environment,
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,
e.g., infectious diseases, immunology, preventative medicine.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and
Ability to travel up to 50% of the time overnights and reside in
the Four Corners region.
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
Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a
constantly changing environment.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
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 (i.e., 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
Prior working experience within the Four Corners 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,
Headquarters located in Upper Gwynedd, PA; however, the position
will work remotely; candidate should reside within the Arizona,
Nevada, Colorado states to cover the Four Corners Region.
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission
is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that
great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We
believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class
science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations
that make a difference for patients across the globe.
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
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.
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
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Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD outside the United States, Canada
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