Merck Sr. Principal Scientist, Imaging Lead (Remote) in Juneau, Alaska
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%
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.
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$181,600.00 - $285,800.00
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