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Merck Senior Cardiovascular and Respiratory Clinical Research Director in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.

We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Senior Cardiovascular and Respiratory Clinical Research Director that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.

Position can be based in Boston, Rahway, or Upper Gwynedd

  • Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs

  • Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)

  • Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape

  • Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world

  • Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us

Summary, Focus and Purpose

Senior Cardiovascular and Respiratory Clinical Research Director has primary responsibility for planning and directing clinical research activities involving new or marketed cardiovascular and respiratory medicines. Our Company's cardiovascular and respiratory medicines span all phases of clinical development (pre-clinical to post-licensure). The Director will manage the entire cycle of clinical development, including study design, placement, monitoring, analysis, regulatory reporting, and publication.

Key Functions

Specific Responsibilities

  • Evaluating pre-clinical and translational work for the purpose of generating early clinical development plan and investigational new drug applications

  • Creating clinical development strategies for investigational or marketed cardiovascular and respiratory drugs

  • Planning clinical trials (design, operational plans, settings) based on these clinical development strategies

  • Monitoring and managing the conduct of ongoing or new clinical trials for investigational or marketed cardiovascular and respiratory drugs

  • Analyzing and summarizing clinical findings from studies to support decisions regarding safety and efficacy as well as new drug applications, clinical study reports, or publication

  • Participating in internal and joint internal/external research project teams relevant to the development of new compounds, and the further study of marketed compounds

Specific Responsibilities Implementation

  • Supervise the activities of Clinical Scientists in the execution of clinical studies

  • Work closely with a cross-functional group of experts in commercialization, regulatory affairs, statistics, and manufacturing to manage clinical development projects

  • Assist the leadership team in ensuring that appropriate corporate personnel are informed of the progress of studies of our Company's and competitors' drugs

  • Obtain internal and external expert opinion on scientific questions relevant to areas of responsibility

Maintain Strong Scientific Knowledge

  • Maintaining awareness of scientific developments within one’s area of expertise, in terms of new scientific findings and research methodologies

  • Identifying scientifically and operationally strong investigators who can assist in the development of our Company's investigational and marketed drugs

  • Establishing communications with prominent clinical investigators in their particular fields of interest, particularly those who would be willing and able to assist in the evaluation of our Company drugs; and

  • Attending appropriate scientific meetings to maintain one’s competency and awareness of research activities in areas of responsibility

Goal Accomplishment

  • Author detailed development documents, presentations, budgets, and position papers for internal and external audiences

  • Facilitate collaborations with external researchers around the world

  • Travel on company business about 20% of the time to manage future or ongoing clinical research projects

Education

  • M.D or M.D./Ph.D.

Required

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion

  • Three years clinical medicine experience

  • One year industry experience in drug development or biomedical research experience in academia

  • Demonstrated record of scientific scholarship and achievement

  • Proven track record in clinical medicine and background in biomedical research

  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to function in a team environment

Preferred

  • Board Certified or Eligible Cardiologist or Endocrinologist/Lipidologist

  • Prior specific experience in clinical research and prior publication.

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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., Rahway, 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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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

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Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R203578

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