Global Scientific Affairs Director, ViiV Cabotegravir PrEP

Research Triangle Park, NC
February 05 2021
Organization Type
*ViiV Healthcare Employees receive 100% of GSK's Total Rewards and Benefits

*Eligible for Relocation Support only within the US

There are currently 200,000 people taking PrEP as an option in the US. The US Government believes that 1.2 million people would benefit from PrEP if they were at risk of becoming HIV positive and has a goal to reduce annual infections (38,000) by 75% by 2025 and 90% by 2030. While there are 38,000 new cases in the US annually, globally, there are 1.7M. In the US and the developed world, the challenge is largely a function of stigma that men who have sex with men experience; conversely, in places like Africa, the population most at risk is adolescents, girls and young women with a different set of challenges. With such a such a significant gap between those treated and those believed to benefit, there is a compelling opportunity for new innovation such as cabotegravir long-acting for prevention of HIV.

As the first injectable regimen for pre exposure prophylaxis for people at risk for HIV, this will require a significant change in approach by providers to integrate into their service delivery models. Moreover, a significant shift in mindset is needed with consumers to create action. This role will need to create innovative/disruptive content, tools and resources to create awareness and adoption by HCPs and consumers across the customer journey.

The Global Scientific Affairs Director, Cabotegravir PrEP will be responsible for global medical and scientific strategic direction, short and long-term goals and leadership for the delivery of CAB medical affairs activities/initiatives, for internal stakeholders (Medical, Sales, Marketing, VHL LOCs) and external (healthcare professionals, advocacy groups and HIV patients) customers. This role will ensure that VH scientific and medical data are maximized to support appropriate commercialization of CAB for prevention via the medical scientific team and to meet scientific needs of health care providers. To mitigate risk, ensure that data communication is fair and balanced and comply with emerging regulatory and legal requirements. Provide appropriate product training to VH clinical specialists. Assure scientific and information needs of external opinion leaders are met. Direct training of health care professionals who are engaged by GSK to deliver scientific presentations. Ensure compliance with all applicable corporate policies and SOPs. Act as final signatory for medical and commercial material reviews. Develop and maintain programs and processes that enhances the capacity and capability of RML and RMS workforce. This includes selection, training, development, best practices and communications support.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following
  • Develop and deliver strategy for deployment by medical scientific staff that supports the overall mission of global CAB prevention Commercial, Medical, Scientific Communications and health Outcome groups in/affiliated with VHL.
  • Provide direct expertise, facilitate medical scientific team expertise in CAB for prevention and comparator products to external experts (EE), physicans and other health care providers (HCPs) as well as utilize the expertise to ensure development, training and monitoring of National, Regional and Local Speakers.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and expertise in the external regulatory and ethical environment and work to partners within VHL to comment on and influence changes when appropriate
  • Provide feedback, input and oversight to ensure contracted Medical Information services provide sufficient resource
  • Build and maintain effective relationships and f a cilitate the prov i sion of scientific expertise with clinical, marketing, commercial, regulatory, compliance and legal to ensure the creation and delivery of scientifically accurate and compliant medical data.
  • Ensure the alignment,maintenance and communication of all cross functional Pharma & R&D policies and procedures that support the production and delivery of medical information.
  • Actively seek and react to market and customer data needs, to support the appropriate use of CAB (e.g. development of core slide decks, FAQs, objection handlers, CAB monograph etc)
  • Active role and lead on CAB medical education strategy- content, delivery, symposia, digital platforms

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree & 5 plus years of clinical practice and/or pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Experience in working with Commercial operations

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • MSc/PhD/MD/PharmD
  • Medical affairs experience (clinical research, medical information, clinical operations)
  • Proven track record in influencing peers and managing indirect reports in a matrix organization
  • Strong Teamworking and relationship building skills
  • Innovation in use of management methods and technology to build new business opportunities and value
  • Demonstrated strong influencing skills across and within organizations
  • Excellent communication and negotiation capabilities
  • Results orientation with an entrepreneurial approach

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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