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US Regional Director Medical Affairs – Thoracic Malignancies

Merck

Merck is a leading biopharmaceutical company driven to impact communities, improve lives, and inspire growth, health, and innovation.

Job Description

New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Attention NJ Applicants : In April 2020, our Company announced plans to consolidate our New Jersey campuses into a single New Jersey headquarters location in Rahway, NJ by 2023. Therefore, the NJ work location for this role will be temporarily based and the exact timing of the departmental move to Rahway, NJ will be communicated at a future date.

Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is realized. We engage and train internal employees to ensure that they thoroughly comprehend the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to bolster collaboration and further differentiate our portfolio.

The Regional Director of Medical Affairs (RDMA) for Thoracic Malignancies holds primary responsibility for the development and execution of regional oncology Medical Affairs strategies and plans for Thoracic Malignancies in the US across indications. The US RDMA for Thoracic Malignancies provides scientific and medical expertise to the US Medical and US Marketing organizations.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to :

  • Develops and executes US Medical Affairs strategy for Thoracic Malignancies
  • Drives creation and facilitation of training materials for the Oncology Medical Affairs team through the appropriate review systems and serves as the medical approver of these materials
  • Designs, updates and gives training both internally and externally in collaboration with the global scientific training and content teams
  • Coordinates, presents at and leads Advisory Boards and other meetings with US Scientific Leaders
  • Engages in scientific exchange with Scientific Leaders to obtain input on disease landscape, current data, and evidence gaps
  • Helps with planning of various aligned activities around major oncology congresses.
  • Supports commercial group for launch preparation and post-launch activities
  • Serves as a member on the Value Evidence sub-team for Thoracic Malignancies internal stakeholders’ expectations with timely updates
  • Interacts with internal stakeholders for needs assessment and planning.
  • Leads strategy and interactions with Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Tracks guidelines and regulatory landscape in the US region
  • Review of Investigator Initiated Studies
  • Collaborates and leads interaction with our external collaboration partners with whom we co-develop oncology products.

Education Minimum Requirement :

  • Advanced degree: MD, PhD or PharmD
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company in Oncology, working in headquarters medical affairs leading cross functional matrix teams.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate (written and oral) scientific and business information, both, to a variety of audiences including company management, scientific leaders and lay audiences.
  • Proven track record of translating strategies into tactics that are executed and completed
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively collaborate with and influence partners within and across divisions.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with others and to resolve conflicts.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with Thoracic Malignancies is preferred

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 …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.

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.
New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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Employee Status:
Regular
Relocation:
No relocation
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Travel Requirements:
25%
Flexible Work Arrangements:
Flex Time
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Number of Openings:
1
Requisition ID:R178460

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US Regional Director Medical Affairs – Thoracic Malignancies

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Merck is a leading biopharmaceutical company driven to impact communities, improve lives, and inspire growth, health, and innovation.

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