Merck is an innovative, global healthcare leader that is committed to improving health and well-being around the world.
Scientific Leadership Research Manager(SLRM) – Oncology :
The SLRM position is a core function within the Global Center for Scientific Affairs (GCSA)) who’s mission is to advance human health through facilitation of scientific exchange and engagement with the external scientific community, peer-reviewed scientific publications, and support of investigator-initiated and Merck initiated clinical trials. The SLRM must possess strong project management skills and have the ability to lead without direct authority over a continuum of stakeholders to ensure that the practice of meaningful and collaborative scientific exchange, through engagement activities, is achieved to globally impact our strategies. Optimal oversight of the operations of the Oncology Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) is pivotal to ensuring that the research submitted to Merck by investigators is compliantly and efficiently managed.
* Co-leads with Oncology MISP Chair (Global Director of Scientific Affairs or MRL Director of Research) and supports the MISP committee with the review and decision of research proposals.
**Scientific Engagement Responsibilities:**
* Co-leads the Global Scientific Affairs Team (GSAT) with the Oncology Global Director of Scientific Affairs (GDSA). Planning manager with the GDSA for all of the disease area scientific engagements and responsible for the development and updates to the scientific leadership strategy.
The SLRM is a project manager for the MISP and Scientific Engagement activity for the Oncology disease area. These key functions contribute to the development and refinement of our Oncology disease area Scientific Leadership Strategy for Merck. MISP serves a critical function to advance science and improve patient care collaboratively with capable, qualified investigators, further enhancing our reputation and advancing our scientific leadership goals globally. The SLRM problem solves and makes empowered decisions that affect a wide range of cross-divisional stakeholders and influences decisions that affect the GSAT teams. High leadership, resilience and mentoring skills are required for the SLRM position. Many decisions are contingent upon and guided by emerging needs that require cross-divisional collaboration.
* Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
* Minimum of 6 Years of Pharmaceutical or Healthcare related experience in internal or external scientific research operations
* Research database proficiency
* Project management skills
* Executive level meeting management experience
* Sigma or Project management certification