Associate Director (Associate Principal Scientist) Post Approval– Regulatory Affairs Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control ( MERCUSR179648ENUS)
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Our Regulatory Affairs team brings new medical advancements to the world by facilitating communications and procedures that allow swift, organized compliance across regulatory agencies. We are an international network on the leading-edge of healthcare breakthroughs that help provide new, reliable, and compliant medical products, practices and solutions to the world.
Reporting to the Director, the Associate Director is responsible for developing and implementing Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) regulatory strategies for assigned pharmaceutical products in accordance with global regulations and guidance's and our Company's procedures. The Associate Director will lead the preparation and submission of CMC dossiers for life-cycle changes to commercial products. The Associate Director may manage a team of 2 to 4 individual contributors in support of project execution.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as the CMC Product Lead for assigned products and be accountable for the delivery of all regulatory milestones for assigned products through the product lifecycle.
Lead development and execution of global product and project regulatory strategy(ies) by ensuring robust assessment of CMC changes, identification of global regulatory requirements and critical evaluation of supporting documentation to confirm acceptability and identification of potential risks.
Execute regulatory strategies by leading the development, authoring and review of CMC submission components and documentation to support post-approval supplements, annual reports, registration renewals and responses to health authority questions per established business processes and systems.
Provide regulatory leadership as needed to product in-license/due diligence review, product divestment and product withdrawal.
Collaborate with our Manufacturing Division and external partners to support compliant execution of change management and conduct all activities with an unwavering focus on regulatory conformance.
Manage execution of CMC documentation including post-approval supplements, annual reports, registration renewals and responses to health authority questions per established business processes and systems.
Demonstrate an understanding of regulatory affairs and apply this understanding to the benefit of the company to ensure approval and Product supply continuity.
Assess and communicate potential regulatory risks and propose mitigation strategies.
Deliver all regulatory milestones for assigned products across the product lifecycle.
Identify, communicate and escalate potential regulatory issues to our Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety (GRACS)-CMC management, as needed.
Minimum education required:
B.S. in a science, engineering, or a related field (advanced degree preferred). Fields of study include Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry.
Required Skills and Experience:
At least five (5) years of relevant experience, including biological/pharmaceutical research; manufacturing, analytical testing; or related fields.
The candidate must be proficient in English; additional language skills are a plus.
Proven experience in critically reviewing detailed scientific information to assess technical merits and suitability of scientific rationale to ensure information is presented clearly and conclusions are adequately supported by data.
Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills in multicultural settings and ability to communicate complex issues in a succinct and logical manner. Strong listening skills.
Demonstrated sound understanding of related fields (e.g., manufacturing, analytical, quality assurance) and the ability to be creative and imaginative in the approach to new and diverse problem solving.
Demonstrated ability to generate innovative solutions to complex regulatory problems and effectively work with and communicate to key stakeholders.
Demonstrated flexibility in responding to changing priorities or dealing with unexpected events.
Demonstrated effective leadership, communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
Ability to lead a team of direct or matrixed colleagues to deliver on business commitments and project timelines.
Proven experience in CMC post-approval lifecycle management and strong API expertise 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.
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