Director, Clinical Research, Vaccines ( MERCUSR142315ENUS)
If this position will be based in the US or Puerto Rico (not applicable to positions based outside of US or Puerto Rico): Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law
Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team pushes the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.
The Clinical Director is responsible for protocol development and medical/scientific oversight of clinical research studies involving new or marketed drugs in the Vaccines Clinical Research group. He/she will be responsible for all phases of the trial process, including but not limited to the design, oversight and medical monitoring of Phase I to V clinical trials, preparation of progress reports and summaries regarding vaccine safety and efficacy, as well as analysis, interpretation, and reporting of final clinical trial results.
Responsibilities also include the presentation of research findings at national and international scientific meetings and preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The Clinical Director will also contribute to establishing Vaccine Clinical Development Strategies and executing short- and long-term research objectives. He/she will provide internal scientific leadership for cross-functional areas supporting clinical trials and will interact externally with key opinion leaders.
MD or MD/PhD
Board-certified or eligible in a vaccine-related clinical field such as Internal Medicine, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Family Medicine, or Pediatrics.
Clinical Research experience with evidence of strong scientific productivity such as authorship on published manuscripts. Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team environment. Excellent communication and writing skills. Strong analytical skills. Prior pharmaceutical industry experience or faculty in academia of 5 or more years
Subspecialty certification or advanced degree in related clinical or scientific fields such as Infectious Diseases, Adolescent Medicine, Immunology, or Public Health.
Research background in the design and implementation of clinical studies, familiarity with biostatistics, and/or regulatory review process is desirable Proven leadership skills with the ability to create and work in high-performance teams and/or matrix organization Must be able to collaborate to resolution and articulate a clear scientific strategy.
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 …
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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