Find Your Dream Job Today

Our mission is to help high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates reach their full potential.

Director, Global Oncology Marketing Digital Pathology (Precision Medicine)



Marketing & Communications
Rahway, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a vibrant, fast moving and agile team that works to ensure the right patients get the right treatment at the right time? Are you passionate about Digital Pathology/Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and how it can revolutionize patient selection? Are you a seasoned marketer with experience and insights across both diagnostics and pharma? Then you could be our new Global Marketing Director of Digital Diagnostics!

The Position:
We are currently recruiting for a Marketing Director, Digital Pathology within our Precision Medicine, Global Oncology Marketing organization. The Marketing Director will be responsible for developing and leading the digital pathology strategy, market development, and global commercialization of digital pathology algorithm tools to help identify patients for pipeline and inline assets. The Marketing Director will work in close collaboration with the Global Asset Leaders and Global Business Leaders in Human Health (HH), Diagnostic Digital Experts and Diagnostic Development Teams (DxDTs) in our Company's Research Laboratories.

As Marketing Director, you will be responsible for creating go-to-market strategies & product roadmaps as well as providing guidance & commercial leadership to enable better and faster patient identification. You will have the opportunity to work with AI/ML projects across multiple tumor-types and molecular targets. Close collaboration with multiple internal stakeholders across HH, our Research & Development Division, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Legal etc. as well as external partners (diagnostic & device technology companies, reference laboratories, etc.) and is fundamental to the success of the role.

The role as Director is within the Precision Medicine organization and will report into Executive Director, Precision Medicine and be a key member of our Global Oncology Marketing Team. The ideal candidate is proactive, structured and is comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with a demonstrated ability to learn and adapt. You have a passion for life sciences, are highly organized, and are excited about the mission of our company.


  • Identify digital pathology based opportunities, develop and execute product strategy and build roadmap for our digital pathology and AI-based diagnostics portfolio

  • Build market development strategy, drive digital pathology based solutions through their end-to-end lifecycle by closely partnering with external digital pathology collaborators

  • Gathering unmet clinical needs, market requirements, scoping and planning product concepts, execution, delivery, continuous improvement, and ensuring commercial adoption

  • Short & long-term Business Strategy & Planning; development of digital diagnostic strategies & tactics, hereunder positioning, messaging etc.

  • Providing commercial leadership, support and expertise to Diagnostic Development Teams, Global Brand Teams, Regional & Local Marketing Organizations

  • Global engagement of key scientific leaders relevant for guiding strategy development and enablement of the use of the digital pathology tools in collaboration with Medical Affairs and our Research & Development Division


  • Bachelor's degree required

  • MBA or PhD preferred

Required Experience & Skills:

  • 7+ years of industry experience with a minimum of 4+ years of product management and strategic marketing experience in oncology within pharma and/or in vitro diagnostics

  • Oncology diagnostic / Precision Medicine product launch experience, globally and/or in major markets

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and agility with proven ability to thrive in ambiguity and work collaboratively with internal and external cross-functional teams in a matrix environment

  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Product management experience with regulated Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), and/or Digital Pathology

  • Experience commercializing and launching oncology diagnostic products with digital pathology enabled decision support tools

  • New product concepts and building business cases for commercialization

  • Demonstrated track record of working and/or launching digital pathology clinical decision support products/tools

  • Experience in managing partnerships in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and/or healthcare space

  • Understanding and experience with global regulatory requirements for Medical Device and/or AI algorithms

  • Budget management and approval processes within pharma/ life sciences industry

Position Location: Rahway, NJ


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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For more information about personal rights under the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment laws, visit:

EEOC Know Your Rights

EEOC GINA Supplement​

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively.

Learn more about your rights, including under California, Colorado and other US State Acts

U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$181,600.00 - $285,800.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, long term incentive if applicable, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. A summary of benefits is listed here.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully
Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:



1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


Job Posting End Date:


*A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.

Job Posting End Date:06/20/2024

A job posting is effective until 11:59:59PM on the day BEFORE the listed job posting end date. Please ensure you apply to a job posting no later than the day BEFORE the job posting end date.

Requisition ID:R297271