Oncology Clinical Operations Asset Lead

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
February 04 2021
Life Sciences, Oncology
Organization Type
GSK is expanding its oncology organization, and we are looking for experienced professionals to help us rebuild and grow our internal expertise! We have an exciting portfolio and are looking for Clinical Operations Leads who have a wide breadth of oncology and clinical development experience. It's a wonderful time to join our team because we have opportunities to lead global Synthetic Lethality and Cancer Epigenetics studies and programs. Apply to learn more!

This Oncology Clinical Operations Asset Lead position within Global Clinical and Study Delivery (GCSD) is accountable for end to end delivery of global Synthetic Lethality and Cancer Epigenetic studies and may include leadership at the project team setting and across matrix teams.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career through the following:
  • Accountable for delivery of an oncology study or program of studies and be key point of contact in operational team for portfolio leaders
  • Contribute to the Clinical Development Plan and protocol designs to ensure operational feasibility and consistency within the program
  • Lead resourcing discussions on behalf of Clinical Operations and make recommendations on vendor selection strategy
  • Oversee delivery quality, ensure inspection readiness at all times and interact regularly with Study Delivery Leads around issues / risks / successes with study delivery as they occur
  • Model scenarios for optimal program/study delivery linked to value drivers and implications on time, quality, risks and budget
  • Drive innovative approaches to study delivery through external facing advances in technology and sciences
  • Create strong strategic partnerships with colleagues in Clinical Development, Regulatory, Clinical Pharmacology, Statistics, Medical Affairs, Data Management and Study Monitoring to ensure consistent approaches to study delivery, data collection and reporting across a program.
  • Work with matrix partners to develop and manage study level budget within project budget allocation.
  • Contribute knowledge of scientific and medical literature in relevant oncology field and its application to operational objectives.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related discipline
  • At least 10 years of clinical development experience in the pharmaceutical industry or CRO environment
  • At least 5 years of oncology clinical operations experience
  • In depth knowledge of study management, global regulatory guidelines and ICH/GCP
  • Experience working with investigators, external experts, Contract Research Organizations and vendors

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Advanced degree (e.g. MS, PhD, PharmD)
  • 10+ years of oncology clinical operations experience (with immuno-oncology and/or multiple myeloma experience)
  • Program leadership (above study) experience
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and build internal and external relationships at all levels in a highly dynamic and matrixed environment
  • Highly developed communication skills appropriate to the target audience which promote effective decision-making
  • Demonstrated experience leading in a matrix environment to deliver projects, develop clinical plans, and manage change
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and to take on leadership roles on cross-functional study teams
  • Excellent leadership skills


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