Director, Independent Medical Education (IME) & Grants

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
December 16 2020
Organization Type
Are you interested in a highly visible medical affairs role that allows you to Lead overall medical strategy and execution of the USMA (US Medical Affairs) grant processes; design and execute strategic plans with cross-functional teams and work across boundaries to successfully meet objectives? If so, this Director, IME & Grants role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following
  • Develop and lead overall independent medical education (IME) grant strategy and execution across key functional areas in the US, while collaborating and aligning with the broader organization on key healthcare issues of importance for healthcare professionals and patients
  • Lead USMA grant process execution and oversight, including USMA Strategy and Grant Review Team, multi-million dollar grant budgets, control documentation, training, monitoring, and reporting
  • Serve as expert resource for medical strategy, educational design, and adult learning; provide clinical and scientific advice, adult education expertise, and overall guidance regarding the quality and integrity of medical grant proposals to encourage the highest quality funding decisions to demonstrate GSK's commitment to improving patient health
  • Identify innovative strategies to improve healthcare professional knowledge, competence, and performance gaps to improve patient health outcomes
  • Develop senior level relationships with external organizations and internal stakeholders to identify healthcare gaps and performance/quality improvement opportunities for GSK support
  • Lead overall engagement with external organizations and internal stakeholders regarding USMA grant strategy, process, and communication
  • Serve as primary communication lead for internal stakeholders to advocate for funding of the highest quality initiatives to improve patient health
  • Execute medical review of US Country Medical Director-accountable grants and provide US Medical review and approval of grants; provide guidance and advice regarding medical rigor and compliance with GSK policies/guidelines and applicable US laws and regulations
  • Lead successful execution of the Grant Management System
  • Design and lead strategies that address grant-related regulatory requirements to enable complete and accurate data reporting per GSK voluntary and statutory requirements

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in scientific, medical, or clinical area of focus
  • 5 or more years relevant experience (eg, Clinical, Scientific, Medical, Educational Design)
  • Educational and/or work experience in science, medical, or pharmaceutical field
  • Experience with grants and IME/CME, experience in regulatory environment and application of the PhRMA Code, relevant FDA and OIG guidance, and ACCME and other national accrediting body standards for commercial support

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Advanced degree in scientific, medical, or clinical area of focus
  • Experience with educational design and adult learning principals
  • Technical awareness and familiarity with IT and GSK systems
  • Knowledge of GSK products, disease areas, and company portfolio

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.


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