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Merck & Co, Inc

Global Scientific Training Quality and Execution (Q&E) Director, ID/Vaccines ( MERCUSR151573ENUS)

Education and Training




North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

The Global Scientific Training Quality and Execution (Q&E) Director, ID/Vaccines is a key member of the Global Scientific Training ID/Vaccines and General Medicine. S/he is accountable for ensuring the highest levels of scientific quality and excellence in execution of scientific training/associated curricula for all Medical Affairs personnel globally

The Global Scientific Training Q&E Director, ID/Vaccines is accountable for:

  • Ensuring the highest levels of scientific quality and excellence in execution of the GST ID/Vaccines training plans and curricula.

  • Technical and quality review of all curricula and materials including collaboration with appropriate stakeholders and Global Scientific Training team members (within ID/Vaccines & Gen Med)

  • Management and oversight of the delivery of Global Scientific Training to Medical Affairs through collaboration with external alliance partners across the ID/Vaccines & General Medicine GST team

  • Measurement and quality evaluation of scientific training; development of associated dashboards and reporting mechanisms.

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, Regional Field Medical Leadership and other cross functional areas associated with ID/Vaccines. The Global Scientific Training Q&E Director should possess subject matter expertise, project and vendor management proficiency, strong communication and collaboration skills, persuasive skills, and the ability to lead without direct authority for a continuum of stakeholders. Knowledge of our company's systems (e.g.; Veeva Vault, Share Point) and MS Office functions is required to manage training materials, approval processes, training material life cycles and cross functional integration.

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.

  • Therapeutic competency in ID / HIV / Vaccines.

  • Must be able to work in a complex organization environment and have ability to effectively operate in a matrixed, global structure.

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

  • Proven ability to lead across diverse teams, 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, metrics development, and utilization.

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 global medical communications processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and implement transformation initiatives on a large scale.

  • Prior experience working within multiple regional regulations and compliance requirements.

  • Scientific writing/verbal communications.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate strategy into action plans and dashboards.

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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization.


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Requisition ID:R151573