Supported Studies Delivery Lead (Oncology)

Waltham, MA
April 22 2021
Life Sciences, Oncology
Organization Type
Are you energized by the opportunity to partner with key leaders in global medical science to enhance global operational support? If so, this Supported Studies Delivery Lead (Oncology) role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

The Oncology Supported Studies Delivery Lead is responsible/ accountable for the set-up, coordination and delivery of Investigator Sponsored (ISS) and Supported Collaborative Studies (SCS) from the Oncology area, specifically:
  • Proactively managing end to end study delivery for ISS and/or SCS, providing operational support for delivery of assigned studies ensuring they are conducted in accordance to GSK SOPs, relevant legislation, on time and within budget from concept to completion.
  • Working with the GSK supplies team/s to manage commercial and clinical supplies.
  • Working with the finance team/s to effectively forecast budget, track invoicing/payments and track actual spend.
  • Partnering to complete contracting activities such as due diligence and ABAC checks.
  • Study timeline and milestone management.
  • Manage end to end KPI reporting internally on individual study status.
  • Review proposals and protocols for operational feasibility

Key attributes for this role include operational credibility, demonstrated ability to input to and influence studies/projects through operational expertise, and demonstrated excellence in stakeholder management. This job requires the ability to lead and drive change, strategic thinking, solution-finding, and agility as evidenced by flexibility, adaptability to change and curiosity.

Essential behaviors valued include: The ability to lead and inspire others, continuous improvement and learning, and effectiveness at building networks of partners and stakeholders. A track record of applying experience and judgement towards project decision-making, effective peer review, and shared learning is essential.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

  • Operational point of contact for the external Study Sponsor and Internal Stakeholders:
  • Primary point of contact with SS Coordinators and other key stakeholder groups including data management, safety, biostatistics, legal, compliance, project management.
  • Facilitate engagement between Sponsor and GSK scientific and contracting teams as required
  • Make decisions which balance risk/benefit with clear understanding of impact on the study and project; acts to mitigate risk where appropriate.
  • Interact and build strong relationships with Country Local operating company, MSLs and matrix partners, Study Delivery Director and/or manager to develop and manage study level budget within project budget allocation
  • Interact effectively across boundaries with other global functions using influencing and relationship-building skills and working together to overcome issues as required.
  • Provide regular progress updates to key stakeholders and escalate issues as required

The position may also include:
  • Lead and drive significant cross-therapeutic/functional business change initiatives according to company and/or group strategy and business needs. Be responsible for implementing new business processes and strategies.

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 field
  • Minimum of 3+ years' experience in clinical operations
  • Experience of working in academic partnerships and/or external alliances with proven clinical project or alliance management skills
  • Experience with the principles of quality, safety, risk management and compliance (ICH and GCP)

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Advanced degree (e.g. MS, PhD, PharmD) or equivalent experience
  • Experience of Oncology Drug Development
  • Experience in Investigator-Initiated Research
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to build and nurture relationships with a range of stakeholders

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:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.

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