Site Name: UK - London
Brentford, USA - Pennsylvania
Posted Date: Feb 6 2020
The VP, Immunology Early Assets & Global Health is a new role in the GSK Global Medical Affairs organisation. You will have the opportunity to provide strong and impactful medical leadership to the early assets in Immuno-Inflammation, Hepatology and Global Health. The VP, Immunology Early Assets & Global Health will provide medical leadership, disease area expertise and patient and prescriber insights at the portfolio, as well as provide medical insights into proposed new areas of interest, assets in development and portfolio strategy and prioritisation.
This new role will interact primarily with the Immunology & Fibrosis and Respiratory & Specialty Clinical Science SVPs within the Development organisation, and partner with the VP Pipeline & Portfolio Strategy in the Commercial organisation to shape early asset plans and provides medical insights into governance activities. You will ensure active collaboration on Development projects (from Phase II onwards) and business development/due diligence activities. A team of global medical directors will report directly to the new VP, and you will develop and maintain medical excellence through talent identification, recruitment, development and retention, especially of physicians to support the pipeline.
You will be a key member of Specialty & Primary Care, Classic and Established Products Medical Leadership Team and other teams in connection with the Development and Commercial organisations.
You will have significant business accountability as the new VP is responsible for assuring appropriate medical expertise to support the late stage portfolio, a critical determinant when assessing pipeline valuation. As a result, you will have influence starting in early development through commercialisation of assets in the portfolio.
The role reports to Marco Avila, VP Specialty & Primary Care, Classic and Established Products Global Medical.
Location of the role
Upper Providence, Pennsylvania, US or GSK House, London, UK.
Accountable for providing the senior medical and scientific input into the Development Review Board, Medicines Development Teams, and Global and Regional Commercial functions in support of the early Development Pipeline (the Global Medical Affairs Leader remains the key player within MDTs from a Medical Perspective).
Provides insights to SVPs, Heads Clinical Sciences and Clinical Development/Scientific points of contact for portfolio leadership for the MDTs.
Provides medical perspective and insights in the Early Development process.
Provides leadership to ensure accuracy, quality and timeliness of Clinical Development Plans, clinical life cycle management activities and clinical components of required regulatory submissions, throughout the life cycle, working with the Clinical Scientist accountable at the asset/marketed product level.
Provides advice and guidance on specific clinical development, marketed product management and safety/efficacy issues and/or strategy within a project.
Provides leadership for all the above leveraging relationships with other senior leaders across R&D and their partner organisations.
Accountable for the accuracy and scientific integrity of Medical input to Regulatory documents with global impact supporting the asset level PPLs for the pipeline assets within their portfolio.
Accountable for global, regional or local Medical Affairs governance of the early pipeline working with the accountable Clinical Science stakeholders to ensure proper integration with Development and priority LOCs.
Accountable for the creation of integrated Medical Affairs Plan for the asset supporting each GMAL or Medical personnel assigned.
Accountable for the management and allocation of Medical personnel across projects and programs within their portfolio and ensure staff within their organization deliver on their accountabilities across the portfolio.
Accesses world-class expertise through external collaboration and strategic consultancies.
Ensures appropriate resourcing across the portfolio, aligned with prioritisation:
Lead project oversight to ensure timely, efficient and compliant delivery of Medical activities according to GSK metrics and policies
Experience and Qualifications required:
Medical Doctor and PhD preferred
Clinical Development Expertise
Demonstrates an understanding of the required steps to progress a new chemical lead through the stages necessary to allow it to be tested in human clinical trials. Has demonstrated experience in the design, development, execution, statistical analysis, clinical interpretation and reporting of high-quality clinical studies.
Good Clinical Practice Knowledge
Demonstrates the ability to ensure an investigation is conducted according to applicable Good Clinical Practice regulations and internal control documents, to protect the rights, safety and wellbeing of subjects and the accuracy and validity of the trial data.
Clinical Judgement Experience
Proven track record of effectively applying medical expertise to make good clinical decisions, in accordance with appropriate SOPs, policies, guidance and codes.
Scientific and Medical Knowledge
Demonstrates a current, in-depth understanding of the relevant drug and associated therapeutic and disease area.
Clinical Data Stewardship
Demonstrates an understanding of the critical importance of rigorous data generation and disciplined stewardship of the data.
Demonstrates an understanding of the detection, investigation, assessment and prevention of adverse effects of medicines on patients. Knows when to involve GCSP for escalation e.g. to the Chief Medical Officer, Global Safety Board.
Reimbursement/Market Access Knowledge
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the attributes of a medicine that are likely to be valued by payers, and the evidence required to support the payer value proposition. Understands the importance of designing and executing the trial to achieve future marketing authorisation.
Demonstrates the ability to produce scientific communications with clarity, accuracy and rigour and in compliance with GSK control documents governing disclosure, publication and principles of scientific exchange.
This is a highly visible, influential leadership role, requiring excellent networking, communication and influencing skills to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment
Leadership capability - demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams and develop and mentor individuals and allocate resource strategically and according to the portfolio priorities.
Strategic Thinking - maintains competitive advantage by carefully considering the issues and competing priorities within a situation, program or portfolio and then developing a strategy that includes the strategic application of available principles, tools and systems.
Commensurate with the important responsibilities of this critical role, the successful candidate will be paid a competitive Total Rewards package including relocation support.
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