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Merck & Co, Inc

Specialist - Clinical Study Disclosure Writer

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

The Specialist (Clinical Study Disclosure Writer) role in the Clinical Data Disclosure & Transparency (CDD&T) department will be primarily responsible for preparing clinical study registration and results disclosure postings in compliance with company policy and country laws and requirements. The CDD&T team work collaboratively and independently to prepare disclosure documents for clinical studies in all therapeutic areas.

Our Regulatory Affairs team bring new medical advancements to the world by facilitating communications and procedures that allow swift, organized compliance partnering with external regulatory agencies. We are on the leading-edge of healthcare breakthroughs that help provide new, reliable, and compliant medical products, practices and solutions to the world.

Under the supervision of the CDD&T Director, the Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Authoring scientifically valid clinical trial registration and results postings on (United States NIH public disclosures), the EU Clinical Trials Register (EudraCT) and The European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP®) (European Union public disclosures) for studies of varying complexity and therapeutic designation

  • Preparing study registration and results postings based on source documents (e.g., protocols, CSRs), negotiates content with internal and external reviewers, and leads posting through review and approval

  • Collaborating with clinical teams, including requesting necessary data and information, to ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements (Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act and the Final Rule for Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information Submission [42 CFR Part 11] in the US, and Directive 2001/20/EC and the Clinical Trials Regulation of the European Union)

  • Responding to internal and clinical review comments on public disclosures; amending disclosures as appropriate and incorporating review findings prior to finalizing for posting on public websites; and responding to NIH QA review comments to resolve issues before resubmission when necessary

  • Participating in weekly CDD&T meetings and schedules meetings as needed with external teams

  • Assuring Project Leads and management are informed of any problems or unresolved issues that could affect the timely completion of the work or the work quality

  • Gaining expertise in the regulations associated with the disclosure of clinical study registrations and results in the United States and European Union and adapt to the changing regulatory environment as needed Providing feedback on Standard Operating Procedures and Working Instructions as appropriate

  • As a secondary responsibility, the Specialist will occasionally prepare plain language (lay) summary trial results for a 6-8th grade reading level and provide input into the Health Literate Glossary.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from an accredited four (4) year college plus post-college experience writing technically, and/or handling complex data (see below for a non-exhaustive list of example experience).

Required Experience

  • At least one of the following or similar:

  • One year experience authoring protocol registration and/or results disclosure on or EudraCT

  • One year medical writing experience authoring ICH clinical/regulatory documents (i.e., Clinical Study Reports, Protocols, etc.)

  • Post-graduate degree in a scientific field

  • One or more years’ experience in technical or medical writing, familiarity with clinical research documents preferred

  • One or more years’ experience in medical publications or regulatory product labeling

  • Knowledge of ICH and GCP guidelines preferred

Required Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (both oral and written) in order to clearly, effectively, and tactfully interact with stakeholders

  • Able to abstract information from source documents

  • High degree of organization and ability to manage simultaneous projects

  • Demonstrated team skills, professional values and personal skills necessary for effective teamwork, able to work in cross-functional environment

  • Strong attention to detail, strong analytical/logical thinking skills; able to critically evaluate data

  • Ability to work under pressure both independently and collaboratively in a team environment

  • Work style focused on problem-solving and maximizing accuracy

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., Rahway, 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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Expected salary range:

$80,320.00 - $126,500.00

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Requisition ID:R220907