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Merck & Co, Inc

Clinical Research Associate Manager - South Region -Texas and Arizona (REMOTE)

Science and Research

Clinical Research



Texas, Texas, United States

Job Description

Our Clinical and Pharmacovigilance teams manage studies to provide the safety and efficacy data required for regulatory approval of potential new drugs, vaccines and new indications for existing products. We ensure we conduct high quality clinical trials by integrating state-of-the-art technology and applying rigorous scientific and ethical standards.

The Clinical Research Associate Manager manages the performance of a team of Clinical Research Associate's to support business needs.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work allocation, staff development and performance appraisal.

  • Provides input for capacity planning, including reporting of current manpower and forecasting of Clinical Research Associate capacity and needs, to provide efficient use of resources.

  • Work with Clinical Research Associate and other functions to ensure consistency of processes and protocol implementation across the country, to reduce variability and provide predictability.

  • Interacts with sites as needed to resolve site operational issues to meet commitments in a timely manner.

  • Attend local Investigator Meetings as necessary.

  • Interface with Global Clinical Trials Operations/our company's partners on clinical trial execution.

  • Escalates site performance issues to Oncology Clinical Research Director.

People and Resource Management:

  • Manage Clinical Research Associates – career development, performance reviews, etc. Support and resolve escalation of issues from Clinical Research Associates.

  • Liaise with local Human Resources and finance functions as required.

  • Contribute to Headquarters capacity/resource planning activities to ensure efficient allocation of resources and work. Manage local conflicts between resource and work.

  • Provides training, support and mentoring to the Clinical Research Associates to ensure continuous development.

  • Ensures Clinical Research Associate compliance to corporate policies, procedures and quality standards

This is a remote/home-based role. Preferred candidate will reside within the South territory (Texas and Arizona).

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 2 years Clinical Research Associate management experience (preferred)

  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a Clinical Research Associate monitoring complex therapeutic area studies.

  • Possess the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Excellent people management, time management, project management, organizational, and communication skills (written and verbal) in local language and English

  • History of strong performance

  • Expertise in and excellent working knowledge of core systems and tools

  • Skills and judgment required to be a good steward/decision maker for the company.

  • Proficient in the use of core trial management systems.

  • Possess an excellent working knowledge of all applicable International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice regulations

  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated success required.

  • Excellent oral and written English language skills.

  • Has demonstrated the following leadership behaviors:

  • Ethics & Integrity

  • Courage & Candor

  • Drive Results

  • Build Talent

  • Collaborate



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.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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No relocation

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Remote Work


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Requisition ID:R197497