Merck Clinical Director- Neuroscience in Upper Gwynedd, 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 Clinical Director is responsible for protocol development and medical/scientific oversight of clinical research studies involving new or marketed drugs in the Neuroscience Clinical Research group. He/she will be responsible for all phases of the trial process, including but not limited to the design, oversight and medical monitoring of Phase I to V clinical trials, as well as preparation of progress reports and summaries regarding analysis, interpretation and reporting of final clinical trial results.

Responsibilities also include presentation of research findings at national and international scientific meetings, and preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The Clinical Director will also contribute to establishing Neuroscience Clinical Development Strategies and executing on short- and long-term research objectives. He/she will provide internal scientific leadership to cross functional teams supporting clinical development, and external leadership through interaction with key opinion leaders.


  • MD or MD/PhD


  • Experience in industry or senior faculty in academia

  • Board certified or eligible

  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to function in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Clinical Research experience with evidence of strong scientific productivity Ex:authorship on published manuscripts


  • Neurology or Psychiatry Board Certified preferred

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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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Title: Clinical Director- Neuroscience

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Requisition ID: CLI007403