Scientific Director, US Medical Affairs - Niraparib (Oncology)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Waltham, Massachusetts; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
April 29 2021
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The GSKPharmaceuticals business offers a unique portfolio of medicines, including a broad range of innovative and established brands. A truly global organisation, we are currently primarily focused on developing new medicines in the respiratory, HIV/infectious diseases, oncology and immuno-inflammation areas, while also continuously exploring other fields through discovery research.

Healthcare professionals, payers, and patients need to be heard and understood, with access to high quality, relevant, timely and fair-balanced medical and health economic information to ensure that informed decisions are made to drive the best possible patient care. Medical Affairs ensures that the medical needs of our customers are considered in all that we do, consistent with GSK Values. Medical Affairs is responsible for deeply understanding the customer and the environment from a medical perspective so that they can ensure the clinical and economic data being developed will provide the greatest opportunity for the appropriate patients and to provide commercial with a deeper understanding of the medical relevance of the data generated.

Are you interested in a highly visible medical affairs role that allows you to design training and program content that educates and shapes awareness of our medicines?

If so, this Medical Affairs - Niraparib Director role could be an ideal opportunity to explore!

As an Office Based Medical Affairs Director, you will be responsible for ensuring that all Medical Affairs (MA) physicians and scientists develop deep medical expertise on GSK medicines & vaccines, and all related relevant topics including but not limited to the diseases for which they treat or prevent, the competitive landscape, the payer/provider environment, and emerging data.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Contribute to the development and execution of the US Medical Affairs Plan (UMAP) and the medical sections for the strategic launch plan for one or more medicines.
  • Contribute to defined US medical affairs work for a medicine(s), supporting global franchises, US medical affairs matrix team(s) and US medical commercial strategy team(s).
  • Lead planning and execution of medical tactics; contributes to medical material development, communication plans, application of customer insight
  • Integrate US environment needs and medical voice of customer (patients, providers, payers) into medical affairs strategy ensuring the US environment needs for medical and health outcomes evidence generation are represented and incorporated into the global medical work.
  • Recommend scientifically appropriate measures within health outcomes research over the lifecycle of the medicine(s) to meet US reimbursement needs.
  • Understand, interpret and apply the external environment and competitive knowledge in all medical plans and is able to define the medical story for the patient.
  • Provide input into the design of Phase IIIB/IV studies and selection of investigator sponsored studies in alignment with the global franchises.
  • In collaboration with field medical, lead/contribute to appropriate US scientific engagement between GSK and external communities in order to advance scientific and medical understanding including the appropriate development and use of our medicines, the management of disease, and patient care.
  • Partner with all stakeholders to ensure delivery of all assigned medical activities to support life cycle management, ensuring integrity of scientific content.
  • Apply sound medical governance for all activities.
  • Support the USMAL or Medical Affairs TAH as needed.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PharmD, PhD, nursing, allied health professional (eg, epidemiology) or other scientific degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Medical Affairs experience
  • Well versed in US healthcare environment and needs of external customers.
  • Deep clinical and scientific understanding including how to design clinical studies for evidence generation and evaluate data.
  • Expertise in oncology and specifically women's cancer preferred

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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