Merck Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison - Virology - (NY, PA, WV, KY, OH) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

The Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison - Virology is a credentialed (i.e., MD, PhD, PharmD, DNP, healthcare professional with a strong working knowledge of diseases and treatments in a given therapeutic area and develops on-going professional relationships with Scientific Leaders (SL) to help achieve positive health outcomes for patients. The Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison - Virology provides accurate information about Merck products, clinical science, and quality management in a balanced and credible manner consistent with the regulatory environment and Merck’s ethical standards.

Primary Activities:

  • Identified appropriate SLs with input from manager. Develops professional relationships and communicates with assigned SLs to ensure access to medical and scientific information on Merck products and areas of therapeutic interest. Ensures SLs have a medical contact within Merck.

  • Conduct peer to peer scientific discussions and maintain a reliable presence with those SLs to identify needs/opportunities to improve population health in assigned therapeutic area(s); discusses appropriate evidence that can contribute to healthcare solutions

  • When needed, serve as a resource for the identification of potential investigators for consideration for participating in phase II-IV clinical development programs

  • Provide areas of interest and general information regarding the Merck Investigator Study Program process.

  • Gather customer insight regarding Merck and competitors products to help inform HQ strategy

  • Attends assigned medical and scientific meetings to: a) ensure awareness of current issues and evolving science in therapeutic area; b) develops and maintains relationships with health care providers; and c) support development of post-meeting deliverables

Education Minimum Requirement: MD, PharmD, or PhD, DNP

Required Experience and Skills:

  • One or more years of experience in patient care or within a health system beyond doctoral training program. May include fellowship, residency or work experience

  • Strong customer focus

  • Basic understanding of healthcare delivery system in the United States

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and networking skills

  • Must possess basic understanding of the FDA, OIG, HIPAA and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.

  • 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)

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Patient care experience specific to HIV, Virology or Infectious diseases strongly preferred.

  • Field-based medical experience

  • Clinical research experience

  • Demonstrated record of scientific/medical publication

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Other Locations: NA-US-Kentucky, NA-US-New York, NA-US-West Virginia, NA-US-Ohio

Title: Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison - Virology - (NY, PA, WV, KY, OH)

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Pittsburgh

Requisition ID: MED003615