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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director Regulatory Affairs Liaison - Oncology

Science and Research

Clinical Research Director



Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

The Associate Principal Scientist Regulatory Affairs supports products in the Oncology therapeutic area as part of a regulatory team. The individual will have excellent communication and collaboration skills and will work closely with a global regulatory lead(s) to help develop and implement a global strategy for registration and/or maintenance of products. Responsibilities may encompass all aspects of planning and implementation of a global regulatory strategy and regulatory submissions including assisting in preparing submissions, protocol review, and conducting research on regulatory guidance's or competitive intelligence. The individual will have responsibility for driving results for his/her assigned projects through application of regulatory science and strong communication and analytical skills.

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in Regulatory Agency communications and submissions, including marketing applications, investigational new drug (IND) applications, pediatric plans and annual or other periodic reports. The individual may also assist or take the lead in tracking, authoring, shepherding and/or review of responses to Agency requests.

  • Implementing strategy to develop Agency background packages and documents associated with regulatory submissions for marketing applications.

  • Communicating with Agencies and attending Agency meetings as needed to assist the global regulatory lead.

  • Participating as an active member on the global regulatory team. Individual will attend cross-functional meetings as required, in collaboration with, and to assist the global regulatory lead.

  • Conducting research and review of guidelines, regulatory precedence and competitive intelligence to facilitate development of regulatory strategy. Assist the global regulatory lead in authoring of regulatory strategy documents.

  • Collaborating and communicating regulatory strategy as needed to colleagues in Regulatory Operations, Clinical Safety, Labeling, Regulatory Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) as well as other functional areas (e.g., clinical research, non-clinical safety assessment).

  • Support maintenance (e.g., quality compliance and life cycle management) of oncology programs.

  • Support of global regulatory lead in label development.

  • Assisting with process improvement initiative.

  • Performing regulatory administrative activities, as needed.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • M.D. or Ph.D. or other related doctoral degree in biological science, chemistry or related discipline.

  • Master’s Degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical industry.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 5 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).

  • Good organizational skills with a proven ability to simultaneously balance diverse activities for multiple projects.

  • Flexibility required.

  • Strong scientific and analytical skills with attention to detail.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Prior regulatory experience interacting with a major regulatory agency is highly preferred. Experience in drug development, particularly oncology products, is highly 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., 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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Requisition ID:R186214