Associate Director, Medical Affairs - Cardiometabolic (AL/LA/MS) Job

Birmingham, AL, US
May 29 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director, Medical Affairs - Cardiometabolic (AL/LA/MS)-MED002932


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient
first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of
individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives
and the needs of people around the world. The division is comprised of sales
and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing
Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our
customers worldwide.

The Associate Director, Medical Affairs (Therapeutic Area) is a credentialed (i.e., MD, PhD, PharmD) 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 MA-TA 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.

Territory: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi



- MD, PharmD or PhD


- 1-5 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:

- Field-based medical experience
- Clinical research experience
- Demonstrated record of scientific/medical publication

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Medical Affairs Generic - Field Based

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Medical Affairs

Primary Location: NA-US-AL-Birmingham

Other Locations: NA-US-Alabama, NA-US-Louisiana, NA-US-MS-Jackson

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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