Team Lead - Regional Medical Scientific Directors, Women's C

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, subject to applicable law.

Role Summary

+ The Regional Medical Scientific Director Team Lead for Women’s Cancers, RMSD TL, is a credentialed (i.e., PhD, PharmD, DNP, MD) therapeutic and disease expert whose primary role is the leadership, management, and accountability of a field-based team of RMSDs and their deliverables.

+ The RMSD TL ensures team members adhere to Company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs,) execute on field medical plans, and engage in company research initiatives. The role may have additional responsibilities for executing on US Medical Affairs (USMA) and/or Global Medical & Scientific Affairs (GMSA) objectives or other corporate initiatives.

Responsibilities and Primary Activities

Leadership and Management

+ Manages, recruits, and on-boards a team of field-based medical affairs professionals

+ Assesses RMSD performance to objectives and competencies through routine field observation/coaching visits, internal and external stakeholder feedback, and field/customer metric analysis

+ Assists with personal development plans and monitors goals for each RMSD

+ Communicates assigned disease state field execution plans to the team and monitors performance to plan, aligned to: Scientific Exchange, Insights, Scientific Congresses, and Research

+ Keeps current with resources and uses those resources to enhance the development of the team and its members

+ Provides input on internal resource development

+ Ensures that all team members comply with the intent and application of company ethics and compliance with respect to guidelines and policies, including driver safety in the field environment

Planning and Project Management

+ In alignment with Executive Director, Field Medical Affairs, provides project management to ensure development and execution of the assigned disease support plans

+ As needed, provides input and/or project management with USMA and/or GMSA organizations

Budget Management

+ Reviews and approves expense reports

+ Acts as a financial steward of Our Company resources with respect to individual and employee actions

Inclusive Mindset and Behavior

+ Demonstrates eagerness to contribute to an environment of belonging, inclusion, equity, and empowerment

+ Leads by example and serves as a role model for creating, leading and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce

Required Qualifications, Skills, & Experience


+ MD, PharmD, DNP, or PhD with demonstrated ability to effectively lead and coach scientific/medical colleagues at all skill and knowledge levels

+ 3+ years of experience in a field-based medical role with proven competency in customer engagement and education

+ Relevant therapeutic area knowledge

+ Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills, strong personal integrity, teamwork abilities (including the ability to lead a therapeutic team across a geographical area), business acumen, and focus on scientific education and dialogue

+ A thorough understanding of FDA, OIG, HIPAA, and other ethical guidelines, laws, and regulations relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and its customers to ensure compliance with all external and internal guidelines and standard operating procedures

+ Ability to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment and to motivate a team to do the same

+ Desire to develop and manage a team in an environment of belonging, engagement, equity, and empowerment by:

+ Working to transform the environment, culture, and business landscape

+ Leveraging diversity and inclusion to increase competitive advantage, per global diversity and inclusion strategy

+ Ensuring accountability to drive an inclusive culture

+ Strengthening the foundational elements of diversity


+ Previous experience managing professional employees, especially field-based medical personnel

+ Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access), and ability to interface effectively with a variety of technical platforms for the collection, review, and dissemination of medical information

+ Scientific/medical research experience, including demonstrated record of scientific/medical publication

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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization.


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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.

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Job Posting: JC194920827

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

Updated On: Oct 31, 2021