Director, Implementation Research

United States; United Kingdom
December 10 2020
Organization Type

ViiV Healthcare is an independent, global specialist HIV company established in 2009 with commitment to deliver innovative new options for the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS. Formed through a unique partnership between GSK and Pfizer, the company now combines the HIV expertise of GSK, Pfizer and Shionogi, who joined in 2012 following a long-term collaboration on the joint development of several novel integrase inhibitors.

Our current portfolio of twelve HIV treatments generated annual sales of £2.3 billion in 2015 providing us with the financial stability to take a sustainable, long-term view when investing in our pipeline of new medicines. Our scientists are 100% dedicated to finding new ways to limit the impact of HIV on the 36.9 million people living with the virus and understanding how best to prevent and treat the disease.

Our dedicated staff of more than 700 people work in 15 countries. We extend this geographical reach still further via our relationship with GSK to establish a presence in more than 65 countries around the globe. We are equipped to move quickly in response to the needs of the HIV community and have launched industry-leading access initiatives to help deliver on World Health Organisation/UNAIDS goals to reach all those who need treatment. Find out more about our innovative and sustainable approach to access.

In addition, we actively support community initiatives in HIV, including our Positive Action programmes, by partnering with like-minded organisations that share our ethos.

Job Purpose :

  • To support the Director, Global Implementation Research and Head, Innovation and Implementation Science as an expert in Implementation Science protocol writing and development.
  • Will serve as an ViiV expert for internal and external stakeholders for the implementation research portfolio.
  • To help ensure all ViiV supported implementation science activities within a region and/or globally are aligned with the global implementation science strategy.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Provide expertise in implementation research and advise internal and external stakeholder about the development of implementation research proposals and protocols.
  • Participate in the development of ViiV sponsored implementation research and will be co-responsible for protocol writing, developing outcome measures, choosing data collection tools, analyzing the data, and developing peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Serve as a liaison and communicate effectively between internal and external investigators and the RDGM on sponsored, collaborative, or investigator initiated studies in the area of implementation science
  • Provide implementation science training and education for internal and external stakeholders via Webinars and in-person speaking engagements
  • Serve as the ViiV responsible person for supported external research, has the confidence and ability to present and defend external proposals to an internal scientific review committee.
  • Support the review and assessment of implementation study ideas that focus on novel innovations in HIV care such as Long-Acting HIV therapies, dispersible pediatric HIV treatment medication, and HIV 90-90-90 goals globally.
  • Serve as an advocate for additional implementation studies with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively participant in key HIV-related congresses and meetings such as CROI, IAS, EACS, etc

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

-We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PhD & 1-5+ years of experience in implementation Science & writing and developing implementation research proposals and protocols
  • Experience in implementation research methodology and design

Preferred Qualifications:

-If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Broad understanding of HIV, new long acting therapies for HIV treatment and prevention, and issues impacting the HIV care continuum or the concept of 90-90-90
  • Deep understanding of implementation research methodology and design, particularly how it relates to HIV
  • Expertise in the area of Implementation Science (e.g., understands implementation frameworks, outcomes, and strategies) and how to evaluate them effectively in research
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Flexible and entrepreneurial attitude to cope with newly created role and establish new processes
  • Fluent business level of English; other languages a plus
  • Combine a good strategic attitude with ability/interest to help develop training and educational material/programs around implementation science
  • Ability to time manage and prioritize/project management skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Why ViiV Healthcare?

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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