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Senior Scientist, Gastric Oncology - Clinical Operations Job - United States  

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Posted on : 09 May 2017

Project Description

Senior Scientist, Gastric Oncology - Clinical Operations-CLI005872


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.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Senior Scientist, Clinical Operations (Sr. Study Manager) will work closely with the Program Lead for the Oncology Gastric Indication and act as the key instrumental driver of the operation planning, feasibility and execution of clinical studies as the Lead of the Clinical Trial Team.

The Study Manager will collaborate with the Clinical Director (physician), Clinical Scientist Protocol Lead and Medical Writer for the scientific and strategic aspects of the protocol with regional representatives for country operational input. Must be able to lead team in key study planning, development and execution elements (e.g. data management deliverables, protocol level plans/timelines, country/site selection, system updates, Investigator Meeting planning, communication plans, preparation of status update reports, and study closeout activities).

Fast-paced oncology environment requires this candidate to have excellent timeline management, risk identification/mitigation/issue resolution skills. Also, must facilitate and collaborate with key internal/external stakeholders (study team, subsidiary country teams, vendor, committees, etc.) in support of clinical study objectives.



- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 11 years’ experience in clinical development; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in Life Science with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in clinical development; OR
- MS in Life Sciences with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical development; OR
- PhD in Life Sciences with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical development


- Pharmaceutical and/or clinical drug development experience.
- Excellent oral (including presentation) and written communication, computer/ database management and project management skills.


- Oncology clinical research

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Job: Clinical Research - Clin Ops

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Clin. Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations: NA-US-NC-Raleigh, NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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