Merck 2024 University Recruiting - Regulatory Digital Health/Regulatory Policy Execution Co-Op in North Wales, Pennsylvania
T he Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education that lasts up to 6 months and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Research & Development Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals
The Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety (GRACS) Regulatory Digital Health (RDH)/IQSE Policy Execution team assists in bringing new medical advancements to the world by facilitating communications and procedures that allow swift, organized compliance across regulatory agencies.
We are an international network on the leading-edge of healthcare breakthroughs that help provide new, reliable, and compliant medical products, practices, and solutions to the world through a highly regulated industry.
We have accountability to both lead the enterprise, navigate the ever-evolving digital health regulations, and to ensure the Innovation, Quality, and Strategic Execution (IQSE) organization within GRACS is aware, understands, and implements the latest regulations and guidance's globally.
Under the direction and guidance of the Regulatory Digital Health (RDH)/Policy Execution leadership team the incumbent will assist in executing the overarching strategy for all Digital Health Modalities including, but not limited to:
Clinical trial tools, tools used to analyze data, and commercial innovations as well as developing processes and partnerships across IQSE in partnership with RDH and IQSE Policy Execution team members.
The responsibilities may include leading or supporting one or more projects related to Project Management, Administrative support, Digital Health related programs among others. These opportunities in our department can provide opportunities for development for your long-term goals.
Primary duties/assignments :
Provide Regulatory Digital Health and IQSE Policy Execution leaders with administrative support
Support the assessment, communication, and implementation of the emerging Digital Health Regulatory landscape across the company portfolio
Collaborate with the IQSE Policy Execution Team for the assessment, implementation, and tracking of new and updated global regulatory policies for IQSE (Innovation, Quality, and Strategic Execution).
Conduct assigned policy reviews to boost organizational risk management initiatives, including providing audit/assessment support
Build familiarity with GRACS systems enabling departmental support for initiatives, remediation efforts, and product research (i.e., submissions, registration, regulations, risks, etc.)
Participate and support as appropriate, operational processes and systems to incorporate Digital Health into the company across the product portfolio
Candidate may be required to do research on global agency sites and participatein meetings and conversations around related to Medical Devices
Contribute to the strategic vision and planning of new digital health initiatives that establish operational processes and systems to fully incorporate device and digital health into our company’s way of working across the broad product portfolio.
Ensure close collaboration with cross functional and cross divisional teams (Research, Manufacturing, Commercial, IT) to align on and incorporate regulatory requirements into strategies for digital health solutions and complex combination products (with connectivity) to ensure successful product registrations.
Development of best practice guidance for regulatory deliverables for digital health, diagnostics, and complex combination products to support the therapeutically aligned development teams.
Schedule as needed and actively facilitate discussions and interactions with cross functional and cross divisional teams and/or external partners.
Position Qualifications :
Education Minimum Requirement:
Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program and returning to school for the fall 2024 semester.
Candidates must be able to commit to full-time employment for 10 - 12 weeks beginning May/June 2024
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Expected salary range:
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Requisition ID: R256372
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