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Merck Director, Global Scientific Training - General Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa

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New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

The Global Scientific Training Director (General Medicine) is a core member of the Field Medical Center of Excellence, Global Scientific Training team that is accountable for the development, review/approval and deployment of scientific training and associated curricula for all Field Medical Affairs personnel globally.

The Global Scientific Training Director is accountable for four core activities:

  • Development of Global Scientific Training plans to support the Global Medical Affairs plans, which includes ensuring strategic collaboration with regions and countries to assess and incorporate training needs.

  • Creation of curricula and materials primarily derived from content created by the Global Scientific Content team,.

  • Management and oversight of the delivery of Global Scientific Training to Medical Affairs through collaboration with other functions within the Center of Excellence and countries and regions, and

  • Measurement and quality evaluation of scientific training. All four core activities have a global scope and impact.

A high degree of collaboration is required with the Global Medical Affairs TA Strategy teams, the Field Medical Center of Excellence Core Skills & Capabilities Training team, the Global Scientific Content Teams and GMAC functional areas, and Regional Field Medical Leadership.

The Global Scientific Training Director must possess subject matter expertise, project and vendor management proficiency, strong communication skills, persuasive skills, and the ability to lead without direct authority over a continuum of stakeholders. Knowledge of our Company's systems (e.g.; Veeva Vault, Share Point) is required to manage training materials, approval processes, and training material life cycles. Headquarters located in Upper Gwynedd, PA; however, the position will work remotely; candidates can reside in any location.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • PharmD / DNP / PhD / MD and a minimum of 5 years of relevant medical affairs, clinical practice, or learning and development experience OR

  • Master's Degree in Life Sciences and a minimum of 10 years of relevant medical affairs, clinical practice, or learning and development experience OR

  • Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences and a minimum of 15 years of relevant medical affairs, clinical practice, or learning and development experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Therapeutic competency in vaccines

  • Must be able to work in a complex organizational environment and have the ability to effectively operate in a team-oriented global structure

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written as well as verbal) skills

  • Proven ability to lead in a matrix environment, with good networking and cross-functional management skills

  • Experience in creating and implementing training programs

  • Understanding of adult learning principles

  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment

  • Demonstrated project management

  • Experience managing projects globally

  • Vendor management

  • Field-based medical

  • Knowledge of the publications process, scientific platform development understanding, experience in implementing, of global medical communications processes, demonstrated ability to lead and implement transformation initiatives of large scale

  • Prior experience working within multiple regional regulations and compliance requirements

  • Scientific writing/verbal communications

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate strategy into action plans

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Advanced Degree Medical Doctor/Pharmaceutical Doctorate, or Doctorate in Philosophy (MD, PharmD, PhD, DNP)

  • Relevant working experience in Medical Affairs in the pharmaceutical industry

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., 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.

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.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

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.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

50%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

No

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R160722

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