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Job Title: Medical Affairs Director, Health Systems (Remote)  - MED003020


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 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 organization 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 Health Systems Medical Affairs Director (HSMAD) is a therapeutic and disease expert who develops on-going professional relationships with healthcare decision makers within defined managed markets organizations, integrated delivery systems, and progressive physician groups.  The HSMAD provides accurate information across the full Merck product portfolio, clinical science, and quality management in a balanced and credible manner consistent with the regulatory environment and Merck's ethical standards.  Serves as a resource for the USMA management team on strategic planning and provides mentoring for other team members.

This position covers all of New England. 


  • Advanced healthcare/science doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PharmD, PhD) 


  • 2 years of experience in a field-based medical affairs role working with regional and/or national payers or integrated delivery systems or scientific leaders and/or  5 years of experience as a decision maker in the payer or integrated delivery system space.
  • Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine, US health care delivery system structure and function, pharmacoeconomics, population health management, quality management, value-based payment and health care delivery policy and trends.
  • Strong track record of effective cross-functional team collaboration and execution.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to network, strong personal integrity, collaborative mindset, and a strong customer focus are necessary. 
  • Must possess a thorough 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, and have demonstrated project leadership abilities.
  • Formal training in health economics and outcomes research – real-world evidence generation.
  • Experience in a field-based medical affairs role working with regional and/or national payers or integrated delivery systems and associated account management functions

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 - Field Based

Primary Location NA-US-MA-Boston

Other Locations NA-US-Connecticut, NA-US-Massachusetts

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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