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Merck & Co, Inc

Director, Regulatory Affairs Liaison - VID ( MERCUSR72186ENUS)

Science and Research

Clinical Research Director



North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reports to Associate Vice President, Therapeutic Area Lead, Antivirals.
  • Develops worldwide product regulatory strategy to optimize label and obtain shortest time to approval by regulatory agencies for multiple indications simultaneously.
  • Provides expert advice to Product Development Teams and subsidiaries on regulatory issues as they arise with the developmental compounds or marketed products throughout the entire life cycle of the drug.
  • Provides leadership to the staff by leading the Global Regulatory Team which coordinates cross-functional regulatory support for development programs and marketed products.
  • Represents our company with external organizations through direct communication with the FDA, including telephone calls and e-mail; chairs meetings between our company and FDA; prepares our company teams for meetings with Food and Drug Administration at all phases of drug development. Leads cross-functional efforts to prepare for advisory committees and may speak at the advisory committee.
  • Coordinates interactions with foreign agencies through Regulatory Affairs Europe and the subsidiary registration departments to support their interactions and provide strategic direction across multiple regions simultaneously.
  • Reviews and provides final approval Worldwide Marketing Applications, Clinical Study Reports, Protocols, Investigators' Brochures before release from our company to external agencies and investigators.
  • Represents Global Regulatory Affairs within internal company committees to provide regulatory advice and approval according to the committee charters (therapeutic area Document Review Committees), Product Development Team, Early Development Team, and Label Evaluation and Development Team.
  • Conducts initial Investigational New Drug application/Clinical Services Agreement content review and approval to facilitate initial approval by regulatory agencies for conduct of clinical trials.
  • Participates in regulatory due diligence activities for licensing candidate review.
  • Independently interacts with the Worldwide Regulatory Agencies and/or subsidiaries with regard to global regulatory strategy/registration requirements for one or more our Company's investigational and marketed drugs/Biologics.
  • Programs may be complex with more than one indication, formulation or have an external business partner.
  • Coordinates the preparation, submission and follow-up contact with regulatory agencies and/or subsidiaries for all applications and submissions.
  • Responsible for regulatory review and final approval for all submissions and associated documentation.
  • Provides expertise as worldwide regulatory representative to Product Development Teams and regulatory single point-of-contact for products within Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety and external to GRACS.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • M.D. or Ph.D. in biological science, chemistry or related discipline preferred.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Regulatory experience preferred with therapeutic area experience in Infectious Diseases.
  • M.D. with minimum of 3 years relevant drug development or clinical experience required;
  • PhD with minimum of 5 years relevant drug development experience required.
  • Ability to achieve optimal results with limited day-to-day direction from Therapeutic Area Lead.

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.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Requisition ID:R72186