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Merck & Co, Inc

Global Scientific Training Director, Oncology ( MERCUSR138937ENUS)

Education and Training




North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

Our Oncology team is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of forward-thinking individuals achieve this through an unwavering commitment to support accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic solutions, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. Our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.

The Global Scientific Training Director (Oncology) is a core member of the Field Medical Center of Excellence Team that is accountable for the development, review/approval and deployment of scientific training and associated curricula for all Medical Affairs personnel globally. The Global Scientific Training Director is accountable for four core activities: 1) the development of Global Scientific Training plans to support the Global Medical Affairs plans, which includes ensuring strategic collaboration with regions and countries to assess and incorporate training needs, 2) the creation of curricula and materials primarily derived from content created by the Global Scientific Content team, 3) management and oversight of the delivery of Global Scientific Training to Medical Affairs through collaboration with other functions within the Center of Excellence and countries and regions, and 4) the measurement and quality evaluation of scientific training. All four core activities have a global scope and impact.

A high degree of collaboration is required with the Field Medical Center of Excellence Skills and Capabilities Director, the Global Medical Affairs Strategy teams, the Field Medical Center of Excellence Core Skills & Capabilities Training, the Global Scientific Content Teams, and Regional Field Medical Leadership. The Global Scientific Training Director must possess subject matter expertise, project and vendor management proficiency, strong communication skills, persuasive skills, and the ability to lead without direct authority over a continuum of stakeholders. Knowledge of our Company's systems (e.g.; Veeva Vault, Share Point) is required to manage training materials, approval processes, and training material life cycles.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • PharmD / PhD / MD and a minimum of 5 years of relevant medical affairs, clinical practice or learning and development experience OR

  • MS Degree in Life Sciences and a minimum of 10 years of relevant medical affairs, clinical practice or learning and development experience OR

  • BS Degree in Life Sciences and a minimum of 15 years of relevant medical affairs, clinical practice or learning and development experience

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Relevant working experience in Medical Affairs in the pharmaceutical industry is desired

  • Therapeutic competency in (Oncology)

  • Must be able to work in a complex organization environment and have ability to effectively operate in a team-oriented global structure

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication (written as well as oral) skills

  • Proven ability to lead in a matrix environment, with good networking and cross-functional management skills

  • Experience in creating and implementing training programs

  • Understanding of adult learning principles

  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment

  • Demonstrated project management experience

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience managing projects globally

  • Vendor management experience

  • Field based medical experience

  • Knowledge of the publications process, scientific platform development understanding, experience in implementing of global medical communications processes, demonstrated ability to lead and implement transformation initiatives of large scale

  • Prior experience working within multiple regional regulations and compliance requirements

  • Scientific writing/verbal communications

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate strategy into action plans

  • US and remote based will be considered

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.


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Requisition ID:R138937