Director, Poultry Vaccines, Biology Discovery

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Job Description n nOur Animal Health Research Laboratories team work tirelessly to invent solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of animals. Our state-of-the-art research facilities create an environment of innovation that enable us to create breakthrough science changing the way we approach animal health challenges.n n nThe successful candidate will be responsible for: n nPlanning and directing laboratory research activities involving the development of vaccine candidates n nPlanning and directing clinical research studies designed to obtain regulatory approval of product candidates n nInteraction with regulatory, QC and process development groups to drive projects through licensure pathway n nMaintaining awareness of advances in relevant areas of scientific fields n nScouting for new technologies through evaluation of opportunities at academic and other institutions n nManaging the performance and career development of assigned direct reports n nEffective communication and alignment with a variety of stakeholders throughout the company nEducation Minimum Requirement: n nPh.D in microbiology, parasitology, immunology or a related biological discipline. nRequired Experience and Skills: n nMinimum of 10 years experience leading project teams engaged in vaccine research and development. n nAbility to oversee and manage the design, planning and execution of robust scientific research activities n nAbility to operate efficiently and with business acumen to drive innovation and influence pipeline advancement n nAbility to communicate research activities in terms that can be understood by a variety of stakeholders n nAbility to function effectively in a team-focused environment n nAbility to collaborate and integrate activities with internal and external partners/customers n nAbility to understand, effectively apply and comply with internal standards and procedures n nAbility to define key success factors associated with projects & develop strategies to track performance n nProven and significant people management skills and experiences n nWell developed verbal and written communication skills nPreferred Experience and Skills: n nDemonstrated experience working with bacterial and enteric diseases is desired n nExperience in developing poultry vaccines and familiarity with poultry industry practices is an asset n nDemonstrated knowledge of end-to-end vaccine discovery and development process n nExperience in vaccine licensure process through USDA n nClear understanding of the constraints that govern vaccine development and commercialization nOur Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.n n nWho we are …n n nWe are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world. n nWe are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development. n nWhat we look for …n n nIn a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth. n nINVENT. n nIMPACT. n nINSPIRE. n nNOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS n nIn 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. n nIf 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. n n#AH2020 n nUS and Puerto Rico Residents Only: n nIf you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at n nFor more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:n n nEEOC Postern n nEEOC GINA Supplementn n nOFCCP EEO Supplementn n nOFCCP Pay Transparency Rulen n nWe are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.n n nSearch Firm Representatives Please Read Carefullyn nMerck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.n n nEmployee Status:n nRegular n nRelocation: nDomestic/International n nVISA Sponsorship: nYes n nTravel Requirements:n n nFlexible Work Arrangements: n nShift: n nValid Driving License: n nHazardous Material(s): n nNumber of Openings:n n1 n nRequisition ID:R83120 n n n Job Information n Job ID: n Location:n nElkhorn, Nebraska, United Statesn Position Title: Director, Poultry Vaccines, Biology-Discoveryn Company Name: Merckn Job Function: Othern Job Type: Full-Time