Associate Principal Scientist, Animal Health Clinical Research
Our Animal Health Research Laboratories team work tirelessly to invent solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of animals. Our state-of-the-art research facilities create an environment of innovation that enable us to create breakthrough science changing the way we approach animal health challenges.
We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Associate Principal Scientist, Animal Health Clinical Research 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 Associate Principal Scientist, Animal Health Clinical Research position is to design, coordinate, monitor, and report clinical laboratory and field studies that will support the regulatory approval of new companion animal and livestock products. The position requires the candidate be responsible for the conduct of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) studies, and occasionally Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) studies.
The Associate Principal Scientist is the primary clinical study team leader and has overall responsibility for a study.
Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
Design and organization of paper and Electronic Data Capture (EDC) clinical studies that meet scientific and regulatory requirements by the setting of objectives, budget, resources, timelines and the study protocol/related documentation
Provide overall leadership and support to the study team
Identify and select Investigators, laboratories and/or CROs
Apply for the necessary study permits and licenses with support of local regulatory staff within the specified study timeline
Train the study team on the Study Protocol
Ensure the timely selection and ordering of study materials
Ensure compliance of administrative aspects of the study (budgets and agreements) with the applicable laws and our Company's policies and procedures | Plan and coordinate the monitoring and data management activities of each study
Ensure that the study is conducted according to legal requirements, GCP, and the applicable internal policies and procedures
Prepare the Final Study Report
Maintain contact with all stakeholders (project leader, regulatory affairs, quality assurance etc.) and keeps them informed of the study progress
May be the GCR representative in the project team
Assume responsibility for certain monitoring and data management tasks (e.g. User Acceptance Test of electronic CRFs)
Monitor clinical studies under the leadership of other CSTLs
Develops and maintains a network of internal and external clinical and scientific contacts and key opinion leaders in relevant fields
Conduct quality control inspections of study protocol, study documentation files and reports
Serves as a contact and liaison with other internal departments on specific projects, and with external partners, such as universities or regulatory authorities
Prepares critical summaries and expert reports to management and/or for submission to regulatory agencies
Supervise trainees and provide mentorship and support to other GCR staff
Provides scientific and technical support to the marketing groups for key molecules/products and clinical research expertise upon request
Conducts post-marketing studies
Prepares scientific publications according to the need of the company
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, OR equivalent veterinary degree
Four years in clinical research or similar research role
Experience in a clinical study related role
Strong scientific writing ability
Principled verbal and written communications
Proficient in MS Office applications
An advanced degree (e.g. PhD) and/or board certification by an AVMA-accredited organization
Five years in clinical research or equivalent role
Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.
Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.
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:$117,600.00 - $200,100.00
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