Global Medical Information Physician (GMIP) Oncology Job

Gwynedd, PA, US
October 06 2017
Organization Type
Global Medical Information Physician (GMIP) Oncology-MED003118


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’s Oncology organization is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of dauntless, forward-thinking individuals achieves this through an unwavering commitment to supporting accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic procedures, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. At Merck, our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.

The Global Medical Information Physician (GMIP) provides clinical expertise and advice to internal stakeholders and is a member of Promotional Review Team (PRT) responsible for ensuring the clinical relevance and medical accuracy of information in promotional materials, external communications and field based employee training. The GMIP ensures that all approved materials are compliant with the Merck Ethical and Scientific Standards, ensuring it is clinically relevant and in the best interest of the patients. The GMIP also leverages clinical practice & therapeutic area expertise to provide insights and review/approve medical information content on product safety and efficacy, and when required, interact with HCPs to help answer unsolicited professional information requests (PIR). The GMIP provides medical and scientific training to internal stakeholders and collaborates to develop training content and implement scientific updates.


Medical Review of US and Global Promotional Materials

- Provide clinical expert guidance and advice to Marketing and Job Owners prior to resource development and during Concept Review discussions in order to influence promotional strategy and messaging based on scientific evidence and clinical context.
- Act as member of the Promotional Review Team (PRT) responsible for ensuring the clinical relevance and medical accuracy of information in promotional materials, external communications and Field Based Employee (FBE) training content.
- Ensure that all approved materials are compliant with the Merck Ethical and Scientific Standards, ensuring clinical relevance and in the best interest of the patients.
- Support Country Medical directors, as SME advisor, when dealing with incoming complaints and comments from competitors and regulators.
- Serve as product subject matter expert (SME) during GMA Global Process Accountability and Assurance Process country assessments

US and Global Med Information

- Leverage clinical practice & therapeutic area expertise to provide actionable insights for the creation of medical information assets, ensuring adequate integration of data and scientific evidence with patient safety and clinical relevance elements in a more customer-centric approach.
- Approve all medical information resources containing product safety and/or efficacy information.
- Interact with HCPs who request a live discussion with a physician to answer their PIR.
- Proactively engage with leaders and participate in Medical Affairs (MA) teams in Oncology GMA to ensure that sufficient medical information resources are available with the appropriate depth / format to meet the requirements of external customers and internal stakeholders.
- Act as SME for US Medical Affairs Review Teams for Medical Science Liaison (MSL) materials.
- Review all Health Outcomes-related standard response documents and AMCP dossiers to ensure clinical relevance and medical accuracy of the content.

Strategic Coordination and Alignment

- Leverage clinical practice expertise to bring actionable insights and provide input into key MA strategy teams.
- Proactively engage with strategy leaders to actively participate in the product medical strategy, ensuring a tailored approach in creating and disseminating scientific content for customers aligned with key scientific priorities and the Global Medical Affairs Narrative.
- Proactively engage with GMI Scientists and other internal stakeholders in developing annual strategic Medical Information Plan.
- Proactively engage in peer-to-peer conversations with key colleagues in MRL (e.g., PV, PDT Leads) to provide and request input and ensure alignment to enhance the provision of accurate and customized Medical Information assets for the benefit of customers and stakeholders
- Active participant on select labeling teams to provide insights on labeling language and anticipate activities related to labeling updates, and to facilitate timely and efficient MI content development and/or updates to support addressing professional inquiries.
- Actively contact and interact with Risk Management Safety Team(s) when required.
- Lead the development of the product/therapeutic Global Medical Affairs Narrative.

Medical Education and Training

- Lead creation of medical training curricula for the products, to address basic and advanced training needs of GMA personnel.
- Collaborate with L&D and Content & Training Directors in OGMA to develop training content and approve training resources for the MSL group.
- Implement Speaker Training activities for US in collaboration with GEMS.
- In collaboration with GMIS, support sales and internal training activities.


Education Minimum Requirement:

- MD or equivalent medical degree is required.
- Post-graduate clinical training (residency) in a medical specialty related to the assigned therapeutic area (Oncology) and board certification or eligibility are highly desirable.


- Minimum of 5 years of clinical practice experience, or 7 years of experience in clinical research either in academia or the pharmaceutical industry is required.
- Must be able to work in a complex organization environment and have ability to effectively operate in a team-oriented structure.
- Must have excellent interpersonal and communication (written as well as oral) skills.
- Evidence of understanding of regulations and compliance considerations impacting Medical Affairs activities.
- Track record of working effectively to resolve compliance or operational/process matters with Medical Affairs colleagues as well as Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory, Legal and Compliance colleagues.


- Relevant working experience in Medical Affairs, Medical Information or Clinical Research in the pharmaceutical industry is desired.
- US Medical Affairs experience desired.

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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Job: Medical Affairs Generic

Job Title:Dir, Medical Affairs

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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