Oncology Research Scientific Director (Eastern PA, Maryland, and District of Columbia)

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: Rahway, New Jersey
  • Posted: January 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: SCI004466
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Merck Oncology Scientific Director Primary Responsibilities are the following
  • Identifies, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key investigators, institutions, research consortia and cooperative groups.
  • Identifies and addresses investigators scientific needs while staying abreast of current scientific and research trends.
  • Supports company sponsored trials by interacting with primary investigators, assisting in site identification, and delivering scientific education using approved resources.
  • Conducts peer-to-peer scientific discussions and maintains a reliable presence with scientific leaders to ensure medical contact within Merck.
  • Supports the Merck Investigator Initiated Study Program (MISP) including data generation activities, dissemination of Merck areas of research interest and communication of MISP review and operational processes to potential and existing investigators.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of assigned disease and therapeutic areas through training and self-education, including review of key journals and attendance at relevant conferences and workshops.
  • Represents MRL at scientific meetings including pipeline booth support, scientific congresses and symposia's, MRL advisory and investigator meetings.
  • Demonstrates a high level of leadership to mentor new hires and serves as a scientific medical expert in one's therapeutic/disease area to train team members.
  • Demonstrates excellent project management skills, takes on increasing levels of responsibility, and serves as a team lead on MRL cross-functional initiatives.
  • Fully complies with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards.

  • An advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.) is required with prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare education environment

  • The ideal candidate will reside within the Mid-Atlantic Territory.
  • A minimum of 5 years oncology experience
  • Must have a valid Driver's License
  • Must demonstrate deep therapeutic competency; stay abreast of trends and new information in the field of oncology.
  • Knowledge of oncology treatment guidelines (NCCN, ASCO, ESMO, etc.), clinical research processes, FDA regulations, and OIG guidelines
  • Must have the ability to network and partner with important external customers, including scientific leaders, investigators, academic institutions, large group practices, NCI Cooperative Group leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.
  • Must possess demonstrable effective leadership skills (by example and through accomplishments), and is able to step forward to handle challenges within scope of authority.
  • Willing and able to travel up to 65% as required per this position.

  • Prior Medical Science Liaison (MSL) experience in the therapeutic areas of lung, breast, head or neck cancers.
  • Working knowledge of immuno-oncology.
  • Prior experience in territory cancer centers.

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