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Regional Medical Scientific Director | IBD - Northeast/Boston (Remote)

Merck

Merck

West Point, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

Job Description

We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Regional Medical Scientific Director (AKA Medical Science Liaison / MSL) | in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Immunology that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

Summary, Focus and Purpose

The Regional Medical Scientific Director (Medical Science Liaison) is a credentialed (i.e., PhD, PharmD, DNP, MD) Director Level Medical Affairs position and therapeutic and disease expert who engages in bidirectional exchange of scientific or medical information with Scientific Leaders (SLs). The role provides balanced, factual, scientific information about non-product areas of interest to the Company and replies to scientific questions from SLs, including questions about Company products. The work is aligned to Scientific Exchange, Research, Scientific Congress Support, and Scientific Insights.

You will liaise between the scientific community and the Company to enhance the comprehension of scientific foundations and goals for approved, in-development, and active Company-sponsored trials and/or investigator-sponsored research studies and serve as a role model for other field medical team members in ways that include on-boarding and/or sharing of therapeutic expertise.

Consistent adherence to field and corporate policies and Global Medical Scientific Affairs (GMSA) strategy, including field standard operating procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, and administrative/operational responsibilities.

Location: This is a remote position that serves the New England territory with a HQ city of Boston. Candidates MUST reside in the territory, ideally in Boston.

Responsibilities and Primary Activities

Scientific Exchange

  • Develops professional relationships and engages with national and regional SLs to ensure access to company-approved medical and scientific information on areas of therapeutic interest and Company products.

  • Conducts peer-to-peer scientific discussions and maintains a reliable presence with those SLs to ensure they have a medical contact within the company.

  • Addresses scientific questions and directs SL inquiries on issues outside of scope (e.g., grants) to appropriate company resources consistent with applicable policies.

  • Maintains current knowledge and comprehension of dynamic scientific and clinical environment in the Company's Areas of Interest (AOI) for your specific therapeutic area.

Research

  • Upon Request from Global Center for Scientific Affairs (GCSA)

    • Initiates discussions with SLs and/or potential investigators that include scientific/data exchange within our AOI to determine the alignment with our research strategies, studies concepts, scientific merit, and qualifications for a specific compound or trial.

    • Enhances the comprehension of the scientific foundations and goals of investigator-sponsored research.

    • Identifies barriers to patient enrollment and retention efforts to achieve study milestones.

  • Upon Request from Global Clinical Trial Operations (GCTO)

    • Recommends study sites and identifies potential investigators to participate in phase II-IV clinical development programs, conducts Site Initiation Visits (SIVs), and detects barriers to patient enrollment and retention efforts to achieve study milestones.

    • Protocol lead responsibilities in collaboration with GCTO

    • Addresses questions from investigators and provides information regarding participation in Company-sponsored clinical studies.


Scientific Congress Support

  • Engages in scientific congresses and medical meetings, facilitates scientific and data exchange for both Company and competitor data.

Scientific Insights

  • Gathers feedback, data, or information during routine activities that can help the company better comprehend medical or scientific needs, priorities, or concerns of SLs and/or patients.

Inclusive Mindset and Behavior

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Demonstrates eagerness to contribute to an environment of belonging, inclusion, equity, and empowerment.

  • Leads by example and serves as a role model for creating, leading, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.

  • Motivation to contribute to an environment of belonging, engagement, equity, and empowerment.

    • Working to transform the environment, culture, and business landscape.

    • Leveraging diversity and inclusion to ensure business value, per global diversity and inclusion strategy.

    • Ensuring accountability to drive an inclusive culture.

    • Strengthening the foundational elements of diversity

Required Education

  • PhD, PharmD, DNP, DO, or MD

Required Experience | Skills | Knowledge.

  • Proven competence and three years of relevant Immunology (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) experience beyond that obtained in the terminal degree program.

  • Principled verbal and written communications

  • Ability to conduct doctoral-level discussions with key external stakeholders.

  • Dedication to scientific excellence with a strong focus on scientific education and dialogue

  • Excellent stakeholder management, communication, and networking skills

  • Thorough comprehension of FDA, OIG, HIPAA, and other ethical guidelines, laws, and regulations relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and its customers

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, OneNote)

  • Familiarity with virtual meeting platforms

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Preferred Experience | Skills | Knowledge

  • Additional experience in Immunology Rheumatology and/or Dermatology

  • Field-based medical experience

  • Research Experienced

  • Demonstrated record of scientific/medical publication

#eligibleforERP

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Expected salary range:

$181,600.00 - $285,800.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

50%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

n/a

Job Posting End Date:

06/1/2024

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Job Posting End Date:06/30/2024


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Requisition ID:R288640