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Merck Sr. Principal Scientist, Imaging Lead (Remote) in Bismarck, North Dakota

Job Description

The Imaging Lead (Sr. Principal Scientist) works with Clinical Imaging Scientists to support clinical trial teams in the use of medical imaging in clinical trials. The Imaging Lead provides leadership on the medical and scientific aspects of the use of imaging and oversees the work of the Clinical Imaging Scientist to ensure that timelines and deliverables are met and of high quality. The Imaging Lead leads scientific and operational initiatives and oversees the implementation of operational improvements by Clinical Imaging Scientists. This position will work closely with the Head of Clinical Imaging, Imaging Operations Lead and Clinical Imaging Scientists to provide support internally and externally, as follows:

  • Provide medical and scientific leadership in the use of clinical imaging in clinical development in broad categories of disease indications, or entire therapeutic areas.

  • Interface with internal stakeholders and external collaborators (such as imaging service vendors) to ensure seamless execution and support for the imaging component of clinical trials.

  • Design and oversee existing imaging strategies for early and late-stage clinical trial support.

  • Exercise foresight and judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding complex imaging projects.

  • Work across departments to advance imaging processes, and as needed, challenge the status quo to foster innovation.

  • Work with quality and compliance teams for quality-related decision making internally, and assist with vendor audits as needed.

  • In regulatory inspections, provide responses to any imaging-related information requests.

  • Identify needs and lead internal initiatives and collaborations, with a focus on scientific innovation to advance the application of imaging in clinical development and decision-making.

  • Make complex decisions and troubleshoot in ambiguous situations across departments.

  • Regularly interact as an imaging subject matter expert with clinical management in early and late-stage clinical trials establishing a track record of successfully applying high level scientific judgement in complex situations

  • Develop expertise and leadership in topics and processes that apply to and affect the entire program.

  • Support industry presence for our company in clinical imaging at national meetings.

  • May provide strategic direction through leadership of up to three direct reports.

Extent of Travel

  • Up to 20%

Qualifications, Skills

& Experience

  • Education Minimum Requirement: MD, or PhD in a biomedical science discipline.

  • At least 6 years of experience supporting clinical development in industry.

  • Knowledge of the use of imaging in clinical trials for evaluation of efficacy and safety.

  • Skill in authoring and reviewing imaging documents for clinical trials.

  • Regulatory experience supporting drug filings.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$181,600.00 - $285,800.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here (https://www.benefitsatmerck.com/) .

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

25%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

No

Requisition ID: R280369

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