Merck Oncology Regional Medical Scientific Director, Urology - South Central in Richmond, Virginia
The Oncology Regional Medical Scientific Director, RMSD, Urology is a credentialed (i.e., PhD, PharmD, DNP, MD) therapeutic and disease expert who engages in scientific exchange with leaders in the external medical and scientific community. RMSDs provide to Scientific Leaders (SLs) balanced, factual, scientific information about non-product areas of interest to the company. RMSDs reply to scientific questions from SLs, including questions about company products. The work of an RMDS is aligned to core pillars: Scientific Exchange, Clinical Research, Scientific Congress Support, and Scientific Insights.
Scientific Exchange* :
Develop professional relationships and engage with national and regional SLs to ensure access to medical and scientific information on areas of therapeutic interest and company products
Conduct peer-to-peer scientific discussions and maintain a reliable presence with those SLs to ensure they have a medical contact within the company
Address scientific questions and direct SL inquiries on issues outside of RMSD scope (e.g., grants) to appropriate company resources consistent with applicable policies
Review headquarters-directed education and training to maintain current knowledge and comprehension of dynamic scientific and clinical environment in the company's areas of interest
*Scientific exchange does not include promotional claims about any drug, vaccine or biologic product. RMSDs have no sales objectives or accountability for prescribing or sales of any company product and are required to avoid any situations that could create the appearance that they have such responsibilities. A RMSD may not comment on or make suggestions with respect to the diagnosis, treatment, or circumstances of a specific patient.
Liaison between the scientific community and company to enhance the comprehension of scientific foundations and goals for approved, in development and active Company-Sponsored Trials and/or company Investigator-Sponsored Program (MISP) and Oncology Translational Studies Program (OTSP) research studies.
Upon request from Clinical Trial Operations (GCTO):
Identify barriers to patient enrollment and retention efforts to achieve study milestones, recommend study sites, and identify potential investigators to participate in phase II-IV clinical development programs
Address questions from investigators and provide information regarding participation in company-sponsored clinical studies
Upon request from Global Center for Scientific Affairs (GCSA):
Enhance the comprehension of the scientific foundations and goals of MISP and OTSP Research
Identify barriers to patient enrollment and retention efforts to achieve study milestones
Initiate discussions with SLs and /or potential investigators that include scientific/data exchange within our AOI (Areas of Interest) to determine the alignment with our research strategies, study concepts, scientific merit, and qualifications for a specific compound or trial
- Engage in scientific and medical meetings through pre-congress preparation, facilitate scientific and data exchange for both company and competitor data, collect meaningful insights, and staff congress exhibit booth as applicable
Scientific Insights :
- Gather feedback, data, or information during routine activities that can help the company better comprehend medical or scientific needs, priorities, or concerns of healthcare practitioners and/or patients
- Serve as a role model for other field medical team members, including on-boarding and/or therapeutic training
Education Minimum Requirement:
- PhD, PharmD, DNP, or MD
Required Experience and Skills:
Clinical (patient care) or research experience in assigned therapeutic area(s) beyond that obtained in the terminal degree program
A minimum of 3 years of therapeutic area experience in urology or genitourinary cancers
Capable of conducting doctoral level discussions with key external stakeholders
Dedication to scientific excellence with a strong focus on scientific education and dialogue
Business and market knowledge
Excellent stakeholder management, communication, and networking skills
Must possess a thorough comprehension of FDA, OIG, HIPAA and other ethical guidelines, laws, and regulations relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and its customers.
Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access).
Desire to contribute to an environment of belonging, engagement, equity, and empowerment:
Work to transform the environment, culture, and business landscape
Leverage diversity & inclusion to ensure business value
Ensure accountability to drive an inclusive culture
Strengthen the foundational elements of diversity
Consistently adhere to field and corporate policies, and Global Medical Scientific Affairs (GMSA) strategy, including field SOPs GCP guidelines and administrative/operational responsibilities
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Field-based medical science liaison (MSL) experience
MSL field experience in the urology practice setting
Therapeutic experience in genitourinary cancers (bladder, renal, prostate)
Established relationships with urology scientific leaders within geographic region
Creation of a new urology RMSD team that will encompass regional territories nationally. Preference for candidates near major cities and airport hubs (Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta, Miami Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Los Angeles)
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