Research Scientific Director - TX, OK, LA (Oncology) Job - United States
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and 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.
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The Research Scientific Director (RSD) is a therapeutic and disease expert who is responsible for facilitating and developing relationships with the Oncology medical/scientific community who have potential interest in participating in Merck research studies (ISTs, Company Sponsored). This position will report to the Team Leader – Research Scientific Director (within Global Center for Scientific Affairs).
- Support MRL strategy to accelerate Merck’s broader Oncology portfolio through internal candidate development and/or external partnership opportunities.
- Identifies, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key investigators, institutions, groups and consortia to identify and address scientific needs and stay abreast of current scientific trends in Oncology
- Support company initiated trials by interacting with primary investigators, assisting in site identification and screenings, and delivering disease education using approved resources
- Conduct peer to peer scientific discussions and maintain a reliable presence with Scientific Leaders to ensure they have a medical contact within Merck.
- Support data generation activities including provision of Merck areas of research interest and ISP process to potential investigators and review of proposals.
- Engage in proactive non-product discussions regarding Oncology scientific issues to assist Merck in obtaining feedback on certain scientific topics of interest to inform Merck’s research activities (e.g., medical practice insights, evidence/data gaps, novel targets and pathways, etc.).
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the assigned disease and therapeutic area(s) through education efforts, including attendance at relevant conferences, workshops and review of key journals.
- Represents MRL at scientific meetings including pipeline booth support, congresses and symposia's, MRL advisory and investigator meetings.
- Fully comply with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards.
- An advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.) is required with prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare education environment
- Ability to travel up to 65% as required per this position.
- The ideal candidate will reside within the position territory: TX, OK, LA.
- A minimum of 5 years hematology/oncology experience is required.
- Knowledge of treatment guidelines (NCCN, ASCO, ASH, ESMO, etc.), clinical research processes, FDA regulations, and OIG guidelines.
- Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.
- Must have the ability to network and partner with important external customers, including Scientific Leaders, investigators, academic institutions, large group practices, NCI Cooperative Group leadership
- Must possess demonstrable effective leadership skills (by example and through accomplishments), and is able to step forward to handle challenges within scope of authority.
- Must demonstrate deep therapeutic competency; stays abreast of trends and new information in the therapeutic/translational science area.
- Residency within the metropolitan Houston, TX area is preferred.
- Clinical trial development experience
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Job: Scientific Affairs – Field Based
Job Title:Dir, Scientific Affairs
Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd
Other Locations: NA-US-Louisiana, NA-US-Texas, NA-US-Oklahoma
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Job Segment: Oncology, Scientific, Biotech, Hematology, Medical, Healthcare, Engineering, Science