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Merck Sharp & Dohme
North Wales, PA | Full Time
$154k-211k (estimate)
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Director, Medical Consult and Review Physician Oncology
Merck Sharp & Dohme North Wales, PA
$154k-211k (estimate)
Full Time | Pharmaceutical 2 Weeks Ago

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Merck Sharp & Dohme is Hiring a Remote Director, Medical Consult and Review Physician Oncology

Job Description

The Medical Consult and Review Physician (MCRP) previously called Global Medical Information Physician (GMIP) for Oncology provides clinical expertise and advice to internal stakeholders and is a member of several cross-functional teams, including the Promotional Review Team (PRT), and the US and Global Medical Affairs Teams. In PRT, the MCRP is responsible for ensuring the clinical relevance and medical accuracy of data/information in promotional materials, external communications and field-based employee training. The Medical Affairs teams guide the medical affairs organization’s strategy within the therapeutic area. The MCRP also leverages clinical practice and therapeutic area expertise to participate in the strategic planning and global scientific content development, review of standard response document (SRD) on product safety and efficacy, and when required, interact with HCPs to help answer unsolicited medical information requests (MIR). The MCRP provides medical and scientific training to internal stakeholders and collaborates to develop training content and implement scientific updates. The MCRP provides medical consult for Medical Significance Assessments of company products as it relates to deletions, divestitures, and supply issues.


Medical Review of US and Global Promotional Materials

  • Provide clinical expert guidance and advice to Commercial Brand Teams in order to influence promotional strategy and messaging based on scientific evidence and clinical context.

  • Member of Promotional Review Team (PRT) responsible for ensuring the clinical relevance and medical accuracy of data/information in promotional materials, external communications and Field Based Employee (FBE) training content.

  • Support Country Medical directors, as HQ point of contact and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for medical review.

  • Serve as product SME during GMA global assurance process for country assessment.

US and Global Medical Information

  • Leverage clinical practice & therapeutic area/product expertise to provide actionable insights for the strategic planning and global scientific content development of medical information assets, ensuring adequate integration of data and scientific evidence with patient safety and clinical relevance elements in a customer-centric approach.

  • Review all medical information resources and standard response documents containing product safety, tolerability and efficacy data. Interact with HCPs who request a live discussion with physicians to answer MIRs.

  • Proactively engage with leaders and participate in US and Global Medical Affairs Teams to ensure that sufficient medical information assets are available with the appropriate depth/format to meet the requirements of external customers and internal stakeholders.

  • Review Health Outcomes-related standard response documents and AMCP dossiers to ensure clinical relevance and medical accuracy of the content.

Strategic Coordination and Alignment

  • Proactively engage with Global Scientific Content (GSC) team lead and team members, and actively participate in the product strategic planning, ensuring a tailored approach in creating and disseminating scientific content aligned with key scientific priorities and the GSC plan.

  • Leverage SME, clinical practice expertise, and therapeutic area team participation to contribute with actionable insights and inputs into key medical strategy teams (regional and global). Provide medical significance assessment to inform product deletions, divestitures, stock-outs and shortages.

  • Proactively engage in peer-to-peer conversations with key colleagues in our research division to provide/request input and ensure alignment to enhance the provision of accurate and customized Medical Information assets for customers and stakeholders.

  • Active participant on select teams to provide insights on labeling language and anticipate activities related to labeling updates, and to facilitate timely and efficient SRD development and/or updates to support addressing MIRs.

  • Actively contact and interact with Risk Management Safety Team(s) when required.

  • Act as SME for creation/update of GMA process/SOPs.

  • Engage in Medical Significance Assessments of company products as it relates to deletions, divestitures, and supply issues

Medical Education and Training

  • Support creation of medical training curricula for the products, to address basic and advanced training needs of GMA personnel.

  • Collaborate with Learning & Development and Content Training Directors to develop training content and approve training resources for the field medical affairs group.

  • Implement Speaker Training activities for US speakers participating in our company's Medical Forum programs.

  • In collaboration with the GMI group, support sales and internal training activities

  • Participate in training and/or mentoring of new team members.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • MD or equivalent medical degree is required.

  • Post-graduate clinical training (residency) and a minimum of 5 years of clinical practice is required.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Understanding of regulations and compliance considerations impacting pharmaceutical industry.

  • Must be able to work in a complex organization environment and have ability to effectively operate in a team-oriented structure.

  • Ability to analyze/synthesize data and provide solutions and formulate strategies.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication (written as well as oral) skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Board certification or eligibility in a medical specialty related to Oncology is highly desirable.

  • Relevant working experience in Medical Affairs in the pharmaceutical industry is desired.

  • Relevant working experience in Medical Information or Clinical Research (in academia or pharmaceutical industry) is desired.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Expected salary range:

$220,700.00 - $347,500.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.

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No relocation

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Not Applicable


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Requisition ID:R287427

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Full Time




$154k-211k (estimate)















$10B - $50B



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