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Research Scientific Director, West Region (Washington or Oregon):SCI004515
Merck and 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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125:year legacy. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world's premier, most research:intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck's leading discovery capabilities and world:class small molecule and biologics R and D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.
The Reseacrh Scientific Director (RSD) is a therapeutic and disease expert who is responsible for facilitating and developing peer level relationships with the Clinical medical/scientific community who have potential interest in participating in Merck research studies (Investigator Initiated Studies Program (MISP) , solid tumor Collaborative studies, Company Sponsored clinical trials, etc) to support the Hematology portfolio. This position will report to the Team Leader: Research Scientific Directors (within Global Center for Scientific Affairs, Merck Research Labs (MRL)).
Primary Activities:
: Support MRL strategy to accelerate Merck's broader oncology portfolio through internal candidate development and/or external partnership opportunities.
: Identifies, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key investigators, institutions, groups and consortia to identify and address scientific needs and stay abreast of current scientific trends in oncology
: Support company initiated trials by interacting with primary investigators, assisting in site identification and screenings, and delivering disease education using approved resources
: Conduct peer to peer scientific discussions and maintain a reliable presence with Scientific Leaders to ensure they have a medical contact within Merck.
: Support data generation activities including provision of Merck areas of research interest and ISP process to potential investigators and review of proposals.
: Engage in proactive non:product discussions regarding oncology scientific issues to assist Merck in obtaining feedback on certain scientific topics of interest to inform Merck's research activities (e.g., medical practice insights, evidence/data gaps, novel targets and pathways, etc.).
: Demonstrate in:depth knowledge of the assigned disease and therapeutic area(s) through education efforts, including attendance at relevant conferences, workshops and review of key journals.
: Represents MRL at scientific meetings including pipeline booth support, congresses and symposias, MRL advisory and investigator meetings.
: Fully comply with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards.
: An advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.) with prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare education environment.
: Currently reside in either the states of Washington or Oregon, OR the candidate must be willing to relocate themselves. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position.
: Ability to travel up to 65 of the time.
: Must hold a valid Drivers license.
: A minimum of 5 years oncology experience
: Knowledge of treatment guidelines (NCCN, ASCO, ASH, ESMO, etc.), clinical research processes, FDA regulations, and OIG guidelines.
: Excellent interpersonal communication and pre


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