Global Clinical Trial Operations Emerging Talent Rotation As

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine

Our Global Clinical Trial Operations organization (GCTO) oversees and conducts all of the operations involved in executing company-sponsored clinical trials. We provide strategic input and feedback into global clinical development and operational plans in order to increase project value and R&D productivity. We design, plan, implement, project-manage and complete company protocols conducted globally-including biologics, devices, vaccines and small molecules-working to the highest ethical and regulatory standards, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

GCTO Emerging Talent Rotational (GCTO ETR) Program: In 21-24 Months, While Exploring 3 Roles

The GCTO Emerging Talent Rotational (GCTO ETR) Program cultivates the technical, business, and professional experience of entry-level clinical trial personnel. Working within teams alongside highly skilled professionals, GCTO ETR employees will apply their passion for science, operations management, patient centricity, and project management to help our company develop and provide innovative products and services aligned to our most critical business outcomes.?

Over the course of 21-24 months as a GCTO ETR you will explore 3 different roles and areas within Global Clinical Trials Operations. We’re looking for emerging talent who have a passion for applying their passion to invent novel life-saving drugs, broaden access to medicines and vaccines, and enable next-generation healthcare solutions, with knowledge, passion for, or experience within any of the following and capabilities:

+ Data Management

+ Project Management

+ Scientific Exploration

+ Engineering

+ Clinical Trial Operations

+ and more

If you excel in team environments, you love to learn and want to share your knowledge, and you’re interested in a full-time, entry-level position, and meet the following criteria, you may be eligible.

Required Education and Skills:

+ Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a life sciences-related field or knowledge/experience in pharmaceutical / clinical research by January of 2023.

+ While not a requirement, candidates may have completed a recent internship, apprenticeship, co-op, or equivalent professional role in a pharma-related field

+ Candidates must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Competencies and Skills:

+ Candidates should have a passion for using technology for healthcare advancement

+ Candidates should be able to quickly adapt to new roles, teams, and situations, and agree to rotate through different clinical trial operations-related roles throughout GCTO for the 21-24 month duration of the program

+ Candidates should be able to manage multiple priorities and handle themselves professionally- even under pressure

+ Candidates should communicate well both in-person and in written media

+ Candidates should be a self-starter and will work with limited supervision (i.e. you have a strong work ethic and are a problem solver)

+ Candidates should thrive in a diverse and inclusive culture

Our GCTO Functions include Data Management, Clinical Sciences and Study Management, Country Operations, Medical Writing, Imaging, Regulatory, Clinical Quality Operations and many others.

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., Rahway, 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.


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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Job Posting: JC228266406

Posted On: Nov 10, 2022

Updated On: Dec 03, 2022

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