Merck Regional Director of Medical Affairs (RDMA) GI US in Kenilworth, New Jersey
- The Regional Director Medical Affairs (RDMA) is responsible for driving execution of scientific & medical affairs plans for their assigned Therapy Areas (TA) in the countries of their assigned region. They are impactful members of regional cross-functional teams, including regional Commercial, Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE), Policy and Market Access. They engage with their network of scientific leaders in their region. This is a regionally based position (i.e. residing in one of the affiliates of the region or regional hub) in our company's Research Laboratories Global Medical and Scientific Affairs (Research Division GMSA).
Responsibilities and Primary Activities:
Guides country our Research Division GMSA staff to execute the annual scientific & medical plan for their assigned TA
Chairs the Regional Medical Affairs Team to ensure execution of agreed medical tactics and leverage best practices
Ensures scientific exchange is aligned with the global scientific communications platform
Partners with regional Commercial, regional Center of Real-World Evidence (CORE), regional Policy and regional Market Access to drive development and execution of region plans
Consolidates actionable medical insights from countries in their region
Engages with a network of scientific leaders and other key stakeholders (therapeutic guideline committees, payers, public groups, government officials, medical societies) from their region
Supports, as regional TA expert, affiliates staff in engagement with their national scientific leaders
Organizes regional expert input events to answer our company's questions regarding how to implement new indications: advisory boards and expert input forums
Organizes regional symposia and educational meetings
Supports countries with the development of local data generation study concepts and protocols
Reviews investigator-initiated study proposals prior to headquarters submission (ex-USA)
Manages regional programs (patient support, educational or risk management) to support appropriate and safe utilization of our company's medicines
Required Qualifications , Skills & Experience
MD, PhD or PharmD (MD preferred) and recognized medical expertise in the therapy area
Five+ years’ experience in country / region Medical Affairs
Strong prioritization and decision-making skills
Able to effectively collaborate with partners across divisions in a matrix environment
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication (written as well as oral) skills, in addition to results-oriented project management skills
- Scientific leadership and other key stakeholders (payers, public groups, government officials, medical professional organizations) in the assigned therapeutic area
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We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, 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.
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