Senior Director Clinical Research, NASH
Our Company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity, and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement, and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Senior Principal Scientist | Clinical Director that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.
Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)
Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world
Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us
Summary, Focus and Purpose
The Director has primary responsibility for the planning and directing clinical research activities within the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism therapeutic area, with a particular focus on metabolic liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Our Company's research interest in NASH spans all phases of clinical development (pre-clinical to post-licensure). The Director will manage the entire cycle of clinical development, including study design, placement, monitoring, analysis, regulatory reporting, and publication.
Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
Evaluating pre-clinical and translational work for the purpose of generating early clinical development plan and Investigational new drug applications
Developing clinical development strategies for investigational or marketed drugs
Planning clinical trials (design, operational plans, settings) based on these clinical development strategies
Monitoring and managing the conduct of ongoing or new clinical trials for investigational or marketed drugs
Analyzing and summarizing clinical findings from studies to support decisions regarding safety and efficacy as well as new drug applications, clinical study reports, or publication; and
Participating in internal and joint internal/external research project teams relevant to the development of new compounds, and the further study of marketed compounds.
Supervise the activities of Clinical Scientists in the execution of clinical studies
Work closely with a cross-functional group of experts in commercialization, regulatory affairs, statistics, and manufacturing to manage clinical development projects
Obtain internal and external expert opinion on scientific questions relevant to areas of responsibility
Maintains Strong Scientific Fund of Knowledge
Maintaining awareness of scientific developments within one’s area of expertise, in terms of new scientific findings and research methodologies
Identifying scientifically and operationally strong investigators who can assist in the development of our company's investigational and marketed drugs
Establishing communications with prominent clinical investigators in their particular fields of interest, particularly those who would be willing and able to assist in the evaluation of our company's drugs; and
Attending appropriate scientific meetings to maintain one’s competency and awareness of research activities in areas of responsibility
Author detailed development documents, presentations, budgets, and position papers for internal and external audiences
Facilitate collaborations with external researchers around the world
Travel on company business about 20% of the time to manage future or ongoing clinical research projects
M.D or M.D./Ph.D.
Demonstrated record of scientific scholarship and achievement
Experience in clinical medicine and background in biomedical research
Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to function in a team environment
Five years clinical medicine experience
Two years industry experience in drug development or biomedical research experience in academia
Board Certified or Eligible Endocrinologist or Gastroenterologist (with expertise in Hepatology)
Prior specific experience in clinical research and prior publication
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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