Sr. Principal Scientist, Clinical Research
Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Our Company has codified its legacy for over a century. Our success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. Our Company is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world's premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling down on this goal. Our R&D Laboratories are a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take our leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.
The Director reports to a Senior or Executive Director in the Oncology Clinical Research Group. Under the guidance of a supervisor, the Director has primary responsibility for the planning and directing of clinical research activities involving new or marketed Oncology medicines. Our Oncology medicines span 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:
Analyzing and summarizing the 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; and Assist the Senior/Executive Director in ensuring that appropriate Corporate personnel are informed of the progress of studies of our company's and Competitors' drugs and internal and external expert opinion on scientific questions relevant to his/her areas of responsibility.
The Director is responsible for maintaining a strong scientific fund of knowledge by: Maintaining awareness of scientific developments within his/her area of expertise, in terms of new scientific findings, research methodologies; Identifying scientifically and operationally strong investigators who can assist in the development of our investigational and marketed drugs; Establishing communications with prominent clinical investigators in his/her particular field of interest, particularly those who will be willing and able to assist in the evaluation of our drugs; Attending appropriate scientific meetings to maintain his or her competency and to maintain awareness of research activities in his/her area 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; Travel on company business about twenty (20) percent of the time to manage future or ongoing clinical research projects.
Provide scientific and medical leadership for strategic alliances and Co-partnership opportunities
Support the team in prioritizing external collaborations. Recognize and capitalize on opportunities to adapt direction in light of project successes and failures and market changes.
Manage selected opportunities, developing strategy and detailed milestones, measures, timelines and budgets to achieve designated value inflection points.
Identify, negotiate and maintain critical external partnerships.
Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push 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
M.D or M.D./Ph.D
Must have experience in industry or senior faculty in academia
Minimum of 3 years of clinical medicine experience
Minimum of 1 year of industry experience in drug development or biomedical research experience in academia
Demonstrated record of scientific scholarship and achievement
A proven track record in clinical medicine and background in biomedical research is essential
Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to function in a team environment are essential.
Board Certified or Eligible in Oncology (and/or Hematology)
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.
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