GSK Vaccines Institute Director

Employer
GlaxoSmithKline
Location
Italy
Salary
Undisclosed
Posted
May 02 2019
Ref
W-018346
Organization Type
All Industry

Bring your wealth of experience to protect the world’s poorest

Director – GSK Vaccines Institute for Global Health

The GSK Vaccines Institute for Global Health (GVGH) in Siena is looking for a new Institute Director…

GVGH is a GSK institute with the mission to use the most advanced technologies to develop effective and affordable vaccines for neglected infectious diseases of impoverished communities. The institute, funded in 2008, focuses on the discovery, preclinical and clinical evaluation of vaccine candidates up to clinical proof of concept, with the scope of discovering and de-risking vaccines for neglected diseases, so that they can be taken up by commercial manufacturers. Over its 11 years the Institute has developed a conjugate vaccine against typhoid fever that is expected to be licensed in 2019 by the Indian manufacturer Biological E, a vaccine against Shigella that is in phase II clinical studies and a vaccine against non typhoid salmonella that is expected to be in the clinic in 2020. The projects are carried out with external funding, mainly provided by EU, Wellcome Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Tuscany region.

Wherever you come from you should be familiar with epidemiology, the control and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases in developing countries, the technological processes required for vaccine development, have knowledge of the Global Health vaccine world and understand the clinical vaccine trial procedures in developed and developing countries. You’ll be tasked with defining and building our future strategy, identifying and deploying innovative technologies and pioneering new procedures. This is a demanding and challenging global role, which will see you build effective partnerships and inspire people within and outside of our organization. You’ll act as a steward for our goals and ensure they are met with our values in mind. Invest your expertise on where they can make a difference that really counts. Be the ambassador and leader we need to continue this path of success.

If you have strong expertise and a passion for Global Health, and want to  help GSK make a big difference in this field, we encourage you to apply  for this opportunity.

Discover more at gsk.com/careers and search req ID ‘WD202443’