Senior Specialist, Medical Information, Medical Affairs (temporary mandate: 6 months / part-time...

Montreal (Kirkland), QC, CA
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MED003117

Today’s Merck 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.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill,
diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to
create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of
our team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and
dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

to the Director, Medical Affairs Operations, the Senior Specialist (SS) is part
of a team that shares the responsibilities of medical information, medical
reviews and training on all Merck Canada vaccines and products for human


is a temporary (maternity leave replacement), part-time position (2-3 days a
week) for a duration of six months.


Main Tasks and

  • Medical
     The SS answers to medical inquiries from external customers, i.e. health
    care professionals.  The SS conducts
    literature searches if required, and provides either a verbal or written
    response in the language of the customer (English or French).  Each communication is documented in the

Other Responsibilities 

  • As needed, the SS may
    need to perform medical assessments for a variety of situations (revised
    product monographs, unsolicited requests for Merck products, emergency
    products, etc.
  • Other responsibilities
    may be added based on the Medical Affairs needs.


  • University degree in Pharmacy or Medicine
  • Practical knowledge
    in a clinical setting, i.e. working in pharmacies, hospital, nursing homes, in
    close contact with patients and/or health care professionals
  • Ability to learn quickly about pharmaceutical products
  • Excellent clinical judgment and fast learner
  • Efficient in finding relevant scientific and medical information, able
    to analyze and summarize data and effectively communicate the results.
  • Good team player and strong interpersonal skills
  • Results oriented, consistently delivers quality work and meets deadlines
  • Detail oriented, well organised and comfortable with change in daily
  • Excellent written / oral communication skills in both French and English

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.  Merck'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.

Merck is an equal opportunity
employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.


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