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Merck Senior Specialist, GRACS Devices & Digital Health in Springfield, Illinois

Job Description

Our Regulatory Affairs team drives 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.

Under the direction and guidance of the DDH leadership and their manager the incumbent will assist in driving the overarching strategy for all Medical Device Modalities including, but not limited to: Combination Products (MDCPs), device constituents, in vitro diagnostics (IVD), and digital health in partnership with the Global Regulatory Leads (GRLs), Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) scientists, Pharmacovigilance (PV), Global Labeling (GL), and various other functions. The incumbent will partner with the Clinical Safety and Risk Management (CSRM) physicians and PV group SMEs to ensure the clinical aspects needed to support filings are planned and executed for registrations and development of new business processes while maintaining regulatory and safety compliance.

The incumbent will support the development of new processes and establishment of internal guidance/policy for GRACS that enables timely and accurate advice to Global Regulatory Teams to ensure adherence to evolving Medical Device regulations globally.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Support the assessment, communication, and implementation of the emerging regulatory landscape and drive cross functional implementation of existing and new requirements across the GRACS functional areas and Global Regulatory Teams (GRTs) for all Medical Device Modalities across the company portfolio.

  • Provide support to assigned GRTs with responsibility to bring broad-based, cross-GRACS perspective on MDCP and digital health aspects impacting product development and share best practices for teams to incorporate into their regulatory strategies.

  • Participate and support as appropriate, operational processes and systems to fully incorporate MDCP, diagnostics, and digital health into the company across the broad product portfolio. Assist with building and managing new processes for facilitation and support of key initiatives.

  • Ensure close collaboration with cross-functional / cross-divisional teams (Manufacturing, Commercial, IT) to align on and incorporate regulatory requirements into strategies for MDCPs, device constituents, and digital health to ensure successful product registrations.

  • Support the development of best practice guidances for regulatory deliverables of MDCPs, diagnostics, and digital health in support of the therapeutically aligned development teams.


  • Required: B.S. in a biological, engineering, chemistry, or related field such as regulatory affairs or quality assurance

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to lead, influence and work effectively in a matrix organization.

  • Assist with establishing clear goals and assigning responsibility in a team setting

  • Effective team facilitation with ability to thrive in collaborative team environments

  • Knowledge of global regulatory requirements and the emerging regulatory landscape for MDCPs, digital health, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines for both new product development for initial registration and maintenance of registrations.

  • Comprehensive awareness of digital health technologies and its application to MDCP, pharmaceutical, and biologic development and marketed products.

  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance items such as quality management systems, ISO standards, and compliance.

  • At least two (2) years of relevant experience, including, but not limited to: Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Pharmacovigilance, scientific Research & Development, manufacturing, or related fields.

Preferred Experience, Education & Skills:

  • Advanced degree (M.S., MBA, Ph.D., PharmD), RAC, ASQ, PMP, ISO certifications

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., Kenilworth, 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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Flex Time, Remote Work


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Requisition ID: R128341