Merck Regional Medical Scientific Director, Cardiopulmonary / Pulmonary Hypertension (Remote/Colorado/Utah) in Jefferson City, Missouri
Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is realized. We engage and train internal employees to ensure that they thoroughly comprehend the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to bolster collaboration and further differentiate our portfolio.
Location: This is a REMOTE position that covers CO, UT, WY, ID, MT, KS. Colorado or Utah residence highly preferred. Up to 50% travel required with some overnight.
We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Regional Medical Scientific Director 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 Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Regional Medical Scientific Director (RMSD) is a credentialed (i.e., MD, PhD, or PharmD) therapeutic and disease area expert in Pulmonary Hypertension who engages in both scientific exchange and research support, when requested, with external scientific leaders and investigators in the medical and scientific community. Regional Medical Scientific Directors (RMSDs) provide Scientific Leaders (SLs) balanced, factual, scientific information about non-product areas of interest to our Company and responds to scientific questions from SLs, including questions about our Company products and our Company data.
RMSDs are responsible for facilitating and developing peer-level relationships with scientific leaders in the external medical/scientific community including those investigators who have potential interest in participating in our Company research studies. RMSDs provide support for data generation activities including our Company sponsored trials and our Company Independent Investigator Study Programs as prioritized and requested by our Research Development Division leadership.
Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
Identify, establish and manage collaborative professional relationships with national, regional and clinical practice scientific leaders (SLs) and investigators to identify and address scientific needs and to ensure access to medical and scientific information on areas of therapeutic interest and our Company's data or products in the Great Plains US region
Conduct peer-level scientific discussions and maintain a reliable presence to ensure our Scientific Leaders (SLs) have a Research & Development Division/Medical Affairs contact within our Company
Engage in proactive non-product discussions regarding scientific issues (e.g., disease states, diagnosis, epidemiology, unmet medical need, and population health, etc.) that are intended to enhance scientific discussions or inform/guide our Research & Development Division /Global Medical Affairs and Human Health strategy or our Research & Development Division's programs
Facilitate appropriate scientific exchange of information with SLs, including integration of scientific knowledge with actionable insights to inform our Research & Development Division and Human Health strategies
Communicate external stakeholder opinions, insights and feedback on new data, clinical trends and the evolving medical landscape to Medical Affairs HQ teams to enhance scientific understanding and inform internal strategies
Represent our Research & Development Division at scientific meetings and congresses and contribute to our Research & Development Division's debriefs, insight discussions and post congress reports
Support data generation activities when requested by our Research & Development Division's leadership, including our Company's Investigator Study Program (ISP), by acting as the primary liaison to investigators interested in developing and completing investigative oriented research
When requested by our Research & Develop leadership, work to identify potential investigators for consideration of participation in phase II-IV clinical development programs and provide scientific support for our Research & Development Division's sponsored trials
Provide in-depth scientific support to Health Systems Teams
Demonstrate and maintain in-depth knowledge of the assigned disease and therapeutic area(s) through educational efforts, including attendance at relevant conferences, scientific workshops, and review of key journals
Fully comply with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards
Desire to contribute to an environment of belonging, engagement, equity, and empowerment by: Working to transform the environment, culture, and business landscape | Leveraging diversity and inclusion to increase competitive advantage, per global diversity and inclusion strategy | Ensuring accountability to drive an inclusive culture | Strengthening the foundational elements of diversity
Consistent adherence to field and corporate policies and Global Medical Scientific Affairs (GMSA) strategy, including field standard operating procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, and administrative/operational responsibilities
- (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.), that is relevant to the Pulmonary Hypertension area are requirements of the position
Experience | Skills
Three years in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare environment
Three years clinical and/or research (beyond that obtained in the terminal degree program) in the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary therapeutic areas and demonstrated scientific excellence in the therapeutic areas OR five years of Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) in a relevant therapeutic areas and demonstration of scientific excellence in the therapeutic areas
Principled interpersonal, communication, networking, and presentation skills
Ability to travel up to 50% of the time overnights and reside in the indicated territory
Deep therapeutic competency; maintaining new and updated trends and new information in the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary /translational science areas
Network and partner with important external customers, including scientific leaders, investigators, clinical practice leaders and academic affiliated institutions, including treatment guideline members
Recognition for scientific excellence in the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary therapeutic areas as demonstrated by sustained contributions to the therapeutic areas via strong clinical, academic and/or translational/basic science research experience in the disease area(s) of interest
Clinical therapeutic area practice and owner of independent research and publication in the relevant therapeutic area space is highly desirable (i.e., experience in late stage clinical research as an investigator or key study personnel conducting outcomes research, company sponsored trials, or investigator-initiated trials)
Five years of prior pharmaceutical industry experience (Medical Scientific Liaison or other clinical, medical or research related position) in the relevant TA/disease state
Prior working experience within the given geography and established relationships with relevant therapeutic area stakeholders
Demonstrable effective leadership skills (by example and through accomplishments), and the ability to step forward to handle challenges within scope of authority
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Consolidate and understand complex data sets, plan and/or execute data analyses, summarize, or synthesize data and objectively interpret results
Knowledge of national and society treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations, and OIG, HIPAA and other ethical guidelines, laws, and regulations relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and its external stakeholder environment
Organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment
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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