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Regional Medical Scientific Director, Viral Vaccines Four Corners

Company: Merck
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

We are one company, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA but we operate under two different corporate brand names.We are known as

Merck & Co., in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD outside the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico.

Regional Medical Scientific Director, Viral Vaccines Four Corners Region This job is available in 3 locations Job Type Full time

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Job Description

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 medicine.

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 Division leadership.

Primary Responsibilities:

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 or product.

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 strategies.

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 vaccines strategy.

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 investigator-initiated research.

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 presentation skills.

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 environment

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 vaccines.

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, PowerPoint, Excel).

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.

#MA2020

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 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.

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 .

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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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:

No relocation VISA Sponsorship:

No Travel Requirements:

50% Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work Shift:

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Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R67288

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About Us We are one company, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA but we operate under two different corporate brand names.

We are known as Merck & Co. in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD outside the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico.

Not ready to apply? Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests. This careers website is intended for Residents of the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. Residents in other markets, please visit our MSD Careers page .

Information on this site is for the purpose of presenting career opportunities at our organization and give our audience a view of our culture, diversity and growth opportunities.

Our Company is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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