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Merck & Co, Inc

Director, Clinical Research, NASH

Science and Research

Clinical Research Director

No

Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Our company in the United States and Canada, 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.

The Director (Principal Scientist) has primary responsibility for the planning and directing clinical research activities within the Atherosclerosis 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.

Specifically, the Director may be responsible for

• 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.

In executing these duties, the Director may:

• 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.

The Director is responsible for maintaining a strong scientific fund of knowledge by

• 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.

To accomplish these goals, the Director may

• Author detailed development documents, presentations, budgets, and position papers for internal and external audiences

• Facilitate collaborations with external researchers around the world; and

• Travel on company business about 20% of the time to manage future or ongoing clinical research projects.

Qualifications:

Education

• M.D or M.D./Ph.D.

Required

• 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

Preferred

• Minimum of 5 years of clinical medicine experience

• Minimum of 2 years of 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

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

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Expected salary range:

$235,280.00 - $370,400.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.

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Requisition ID:R253802