Executive Director, Scientific Affairs – Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Hypertension
Merck is an industry leader in cardiovascular medicine and pulmonary hypertension. Our Medical Affairs team advances medical science and patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is developed and realized.
The Executive Director, Scientific Affairs (EDSA) maximizes meaningful bi-directional scientific exchange with the worldwide clinical and academic community to positively impact Research and Development (R&D) strategy for new medicines and to improve outcomes for patients.
The EDSA leads a large investigator-initiated studies program in partnership with late-stage development teams in Medical Affairs while also supporting early-stage development teams. The role also partners with Medical Affairs leadership to develop the global Value Evidence and Medical (VEAM) Planning strategy across designated therapeutic areas.
The EDSA has a key role at major Congresses, including, but not limited to, facilitating daily debriefs, engaging with Scientific Leaders (SLs), and producing comprehensive Congress summary reports.
Leads our Company’s Investigator Initiated Studies program in Pulmonary Hypertension ensuring scientific rigor
Provides subject matter expertise for Product Development and Publications teams and facilitates cross-functional communication and collaboration in pursuit of our company’s R&D strategy
Leads R&D activities and synthesizes competitive intelligence relevant to our company’s R&D strategy at key scientific congresses
Leads our Company’s global scientific input forums to gain external scientific/clinical insights in support of our Company’s R&D strategy
Sustains our Company’s scientific credibility and fosters and develops relationships with global leaders, major academic medical centers, and key professional societies and organizations through relevant bi-directional scientific exchange
Guides development of consistent and accurate scientific content in support of our global field-based Medical Affairs teams and advises and supports them in providing global perspective in their interactions with external stakeholders
Maintains personal expertise in the assigned disease area science in the context of advancing clinical and treatment paradigms
Medical Degree (e.g., MD equivalent degree)
Additional higher Scientific Degree (e.g., PhD) preferred
Required Experience and Skills:
8+ years of clinical leadership experience after completing postgraduate training Cardiovascular or Pulmonary Hypertension.
Significant research experience as lead clinical investigator, specifically experience with investigator-initiated studies, concept assessment, and protocol review
Proven ability to work in a complex matrix environment and effectively operate in a team-oriented structure
Advanced facilitation and consultative skills
Ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders and to positively influence decision making at a senior level
Excellent interpersonal communication (written and verbal)
Results-oriented project management skills
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Impactful publication record in a relevant therapeutic area, with international recognition
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:$233,200.00 - $396,400.00
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