US Regional Director Medical Affairs (RDMA) – CMV/Antifungals

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA, US

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Requisition ID: MED004048

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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. 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&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 


The US Regional Director Medical Affairs (RDMA) – CMV/Antifungals is responsible for driving execution of scientific & medical affairs plans for their assigned Therapy Areas (TA) in the U.S. They are an impactful member of regional cross-functional teams, including US Commercial, Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE), Policy and Market Access. This is a US-based position in Merck Research Laboratories Global Medical Affairs (MRL GMA) residing in PA or NJ.


Primary activities

  • Guides medical and scientific staff to execute the scientific-medical-research (SMART) plan for their assigned TA.
  • Co-chairs the US scientific-medical-research (SMART) team to ensure execution of agreed medical tactics and leverage best practices
  • Provides medical input to Product Development team (and sub-teams)
  • Partners with US Commercial, CORE, Policy, and Market Access to drive development and execution of US scientific-medical-research plans.
  • Ensures scientific exchange is aligned with the global scientific communications platform
  • Consolidates actionable medical insights from the US.
  • Engages with a network of scientific leaders and other key stakeholders (e.g., therapeutic guideline committees, payers, public groups, government officials, medical societies) from the US.
  • Supports, as US TA expert, engagement by US field scientific and medical leads within US Commercial Operations
  • Organizes and leads US expert input events to answer Merck’s questions regarding how to optimally implement new medicines (e.g., advisory boards and expert input forums)




Minimum Requirement:

MD, PharmD, or PhD and recognized medical expertise/specialization in Infectious Diseases and/or Transplant Medicine  


Required Skills:

• Experience in Medical and/or Scientific Affairs

• Strong prioritization and decision-making skills

• In a matrix environment, able to effectively collaborate with partners across divisions

• Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication (written as well as oral), in addition to results-oriented project management skills  



• Medical and/or scientific affairs experience

• Scientific leadership and skills in engaging other key stakeholders (payers, public groups, government officials, medical professional organizations) in the assigned therapeutic area

• Recognized expertise through 5 years clinical and/or research experience (including publications) in therapy area   


Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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Job: Medical Affairs Generic
Other Locations: NJ, US
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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