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Merck & Co, Inc

Field Medical Alignment Director Fellowship (Remote) - Hiring Our Heroes

Science and Research

Medical Illustrator


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Requirements

We are honored to be a sponsor of Hiring Our Heroes and proud to offer transitioning service members this opportunity to gain professional experience in a 12-week fellowship program.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., 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.


The Field Medical Alignment Director (FMAD), VA, Medical Center and Community Oncology supports the achievement of our scientific and medical strategies across the portfolio of Company Products, serving as part of the Country Field Medical Affairs Leadership Team.

Key responsibilities include working on the continuous development, operations, continuity, alignment and improvement of cross-functional activities, systems and processes impacting all the Country Therapeutic Area (TA) Field Medical Affairs to ensure that work is uniform, complete, and consistent across teams within the VA, Integrated Medical Centers, and Community Oncology Networks and in accordance with relevant policy letters.

Your Fellowship Project

Strategic Planning and Execution Leadership

  • Serve as an active member and participant on the Country TA Field Medical Affairs Leadership Team
  • Ensure alignment and optimization of strategy as well as operationalization and execution across all Country TA Field Medical Affairs Teams that operate within and across the VA and prioritized medical centers and community oncology networks
  • Ensure all bi-directional Country TA communications between Headquarters and Field are streamlined, simplified and coordinated in adherence to all company policies and procedures
  • Hold responsibility for the continuous development and improvement of cross-functional alignment between various therapeutic areas
  • Participate in resource planning, policy development, and implementation of the Country TA Field Medical Affairs goals and objectives
  • Hold responsibility for establishing standardized operating model, operationalizing systems for tracking and reporting activity across prioritized medical centers and community oncology networks, as well as capturing and instilling best practices across TAs

Operational Excellence

  • Serve as the primary Country TA Field Medical Affairs point of contact for all operational and logistical stakeholders for aspects impacting the full TA team
  • Establish standardized operating model for the field medical teams across prioritized medical centers and community oncology networks and capturing and reporting on metrics at the institutional level to better inform strategic and tactical plans. Represent Country TA Field Medical Affairs at departmental or cross-functional meetings impacting the full TA teams to ensure appropriate resource allocation, alignment, reporting, and planning
  • Continuously scan the healthcare environment and analyze emerging trends across integrated delivery networks to determine individual skills and competencies to drive future organizational capabilities
  • Provide and leverage expert knowledge, innovative thinking, and resources to assist in high priority projects and critical departmental/team meetings and events
  • Strategically inform Country TA Leadership Team of gaps and/or opportunities to enhance processes and systems for Country TA Field Medical Affairs
  • Exhibit expert understanding of company and organizational policies and procedures

Benefits of the Fellowship

  • Networking within a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company with a well-established global medical and scientific affairs department
  • Opportunity to interact with and learn about multiple functions across medical affairs
  • Ability to gain exposure to all aspects of medical affairs, including research and scientific support
  • Exposure to industry leading drug development programs
  • Training across multiple tumor types

Experience/Skills We are looking for:

  • Advanced healthcare/science doctoral degree (e.g., Masters Degree, M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.)
  • At least 2 years health care related experience, including a demonstration of leadership in the role
  • Minimum of 2 years working in an operational role
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, strategic, tactical planning, project leadership and communication skills
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PPT, Word, etc.)
  • Full proficiency in managing databases and generating reports
  • Ability to handle a demanding and changing workload and respond efficiently to timelines and changing market events
  • Ability to effectively communicate information to internal and external stakeholders at all levels (e.g., senior leadership, management, and individual contributors)
  • Business acumen with an understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare arena
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional matrix teams and collaborate across multiple stakeholder groups (e.g., therapeutic areas)
  • Proven track record of contribution to the operational success of an organization and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Strategy lead and/or additional experience in a strategy and operations type role, including experience working in managed care/health systems
  • Team lead or management experience

Requirement: Transitioning Service Members who is participating in the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program

Requisition ID:P-100673