Head of Global Health - Digital

Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Job Type: Full-Time
Employer: Merck
As Head of Global Health - Digital, you implement the new digital strategy of our Global Health Institute. Our health solutions for most vulnerable populations focus on infectious tropical diseases (malaria and schistosomiasis as focus areas) which provide societal and business impact. Digital applications are of increasing importance to reach those populations and to implement innovative technical solutions. To ensure strategic and operational alignment, you will liaise with internal digital functions as well as with our external partners and stakeholders. Monitoring and evaluating current development in field of digital applications (including AI & IoT) associated to Global Health issues and related to our Global Health (GH) strategy. Developing a digitalization strategy based on GH overarching goals leading to sustainable models. Conducting implementation of digitalization of existing and upcoming GH programs (data capture, analysis, IoT) through partnerships with selected key stakeholders. Collaborate with relevant functions on issues of Digital Ethics, Digital policies, and in a broader context, Ethical Advisory Board. Ensure strategic and operational alignment with relevant Digital functions. Manage projects and external international collaborations to deliver products. Develop expert network to strengthen pipeline generation & commercialization whenever possible. Responsible for supporting fund raising & scientific publications. Responsible to present to management for decision, budget allocation / approvals, and strategic alignment. Participates to international conferences and meetings to maintain state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding Global Health issues. Pro-actively propose and manage external collaborations with NGOs, international academic centers in developed and developing countries. Participates to educational programs to ensure research capacity building in developing countries associated to digital approaches.

Who you are

  • PhD/master in Life Science (chemistry, biology, medicine) or relevant scientific fields
  • Digital expert in the field of Global Health with at least 5 years of experience
  • Project management experience including budget management
  • Pro-active in building and maintaining networks of key stakeholders
  • Fluent in english

What we offer

With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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About Merck

Merck, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 57,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people's lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices - the company is everywhere. In 2019, Merck generated sales of € 16.2 billion in 66 countries.

Scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to Merck’s technological and scientific advances. This is how Merck has thrived since its founding in 1668. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science, and EMD Performance Materials.

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