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Merck Principal Scientist, Clinical Research in North Wales, Pennsylvania

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.

Our company 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. The Principal Scientist (PS) has primary responsibility for the planning and directing of clinical research activities involving new or marketed Oncology medicines. Our Company's Oncology medicines span all phases of clinical development (pre-clinical to post-licensure). The PS will manage the entire cycle of clinical development, including: study design, placement, monitoring, analysis, regulatory reporting, and publication.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluating pre-clinical and translational work for the purpose of generating early clinical development plan and Investigational New Drug applications;

  • Developing of clinical development strategies for investigational or marketed Oncology 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 Oncology drugs;

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

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

In executing these duties, the PS may:

  • 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; and

  • Assist the Senior/Executive Director in ensuring that appropriate Corporate personnel are informed of the progress of studies of our competitors' drugs and internal and external expert opinion on scientific questions relevant to his/her areas of responsibility.

The PS is responsible for maintaining a strong scientific fund of knowledge by:

  • Maintaining awareness of scientific developments within his/her area of expertise, in terms of new scientific findings, research methodologies;

  • Identification of scientifically and operationally strong investigators who can assist in the development of our companies investigational and marketed drugs;

  • Establishing communications with prominent clinical investigators in his/her particular field of interest, particularly those who will be willing and able to assist in the evaluation of our drugs; and

  • Attend appropriate scientific meetings to maintain his or her competency and to maintain awareness of research activities in his/her area of responsibility.

Education Minimum Requirements

  • Medical Doctor (M.D) or Doctorate (Ph.D)

Required Experience and Skills

  • Must have experience in industry or academia

  • Demonstrated record of scientific scholarship and achievement;

  • A proven track record in clinical medicine and background in biomedical research is essential

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

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Board Certified or Eligible in Oncology (and/or Hematology)

  • Prior specific experience in clinical research and prior publication is desirable but not necessary

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.

Who we are …

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.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Regular

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Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R24350

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