Regional Medical Scientific Director, Respiratory - North West Region US
- Spring House, PA
Our Medical Affairs team engages with industry leaders and medical experts to share the scientific value of our current and pipeline products. We connect, communicate and train internal employees to ensure we all understand the science behind our medicine.
The Regional Medical Scientific Director (RMSD), Respiratory is a credentialed (i.e., MD, PhD, or PharmD) therapeutic and disease area expert, who engages in both scientific exchange and research support, when requested, with external scientific leaders and investigators in the medical and scientific community. General Medicine Respiratory RMSDs provide Scientific Leaders (SLs) balanced, factual, scientific information about non-product areas of interest to our Company related to Neuroscience and Anesthesia and responds to scientific questions from SLs, including questions about our Company's products and 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's research studies. RMSDs provide support for data generation activities including our Company's sponsored trials and our Company's Independent Investigator Study Programs as prioritized and requested by our Research & Development Division leadership.
- A credentialed (i.e., MD, PhD, or PharmD) therapeutic and disease area expert who engages in both scientific exchange and research support, when requested, with external scientific leaders and investigators in the medical and scientific community.
- Provides Scientific Leaders (SLs) balanced, factual, scientific information about non-product areas of interest to our Company. Responds to scientific questions from SLs, including questions about our Company's products and data.
- 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's research studies.
- Provides support for data generation activities including our Company's sponsored trials and our Company's Independent Investigator Study Programs as prioritized and requested by our Research & Development Division's leadership.
- Reports to the Regional Medical Scientific Director (RMSD) Team Leader- within United States (U.S.) Medical Affairs, Global Clinical Development, Research & Development Division.
- 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.
- Conduct peer-level scientific discussions and maintain a reliable presence to ensure 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 (GMA) and Human Health (HH) strategy or our Research & Development Division's research programs.
- Facilitate appropriate scientific exchange of information with SLs, including integration of scientific knowledge with actionable insights to inform our Research & Development Division and our HH strategies.
- Communicate external stakeholder opinions, insights and feedback on new data, clinical trends and the evolving Therapeutic Areas (TA) landscape to Medical Affairs headquarter teams to enhance scientific understanding and inform internal Research & Development Division's strategies.
- Represent our Research & Development Divisions at scientific meetings and congresses and contribute to debriefs, insight discussions and post-congress reports.
- Develop and execute territory plans in alignment with global therapeutic area strategy
- 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 performing investigator-initiated research.
- When requested by our Research & Development Division's 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 as needed.
- Provide in-depth scientific support to Health Systems Teams within U.S. Medical Affairs
- 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.
- An advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.), that is relevant to the disease area and requirements of the position.
- Experience in Respiratory, particularly Chronic Cough.
- A minimum of 3 years prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare environment and;
- A minimum of 3 years of clinical and/or research experience (beyond that obtained in the terminal degree program) in a relevant disease area(s) and demonstrated scientific excellence in the therapeutic area.
- As an alternative, if clinical/research requirement is not met, > 5 years of Medical Scientific Liaison (MLS) experience in a relevant TA and demonstration of scientific excellence in the therapeutic area may be considered.
- Excellent 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; abreast of trends and new information in the therapeutic/translational science area.
- Ability to network and partner with important external customers, including scientific leaders, investigators, clinical practice leaders and academic affiliated institutions, including treatment guideline members.
- The ability to 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.
- Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
- Recognition for scientific excellence in the relevant TA as demonstrated by sustained contributions to the TA via strong clinical, academic and/or translational/basic science research experience in the disease area(s) of interest. Experience in both clinical TA practice and owner of independent research and publication in the relevant TA 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).
- 5 years of prior pharmaceutical industry experience (MSL 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).
Headquarters located in Upper Gwynedd, PA; however, the position will work remotely; candidate should reside within the North West Region.
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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.
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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as "Merck" in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as "MSD" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.
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