Medical Director, Vaccines
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Posted Date: May 28 2021 As Vaccines Medical Director you will be able to set an inclusive (blending patient needs, external trends and GSK science) vision and oversee and drive strategic execution. Key Responsibilities; Leads defined US medical affairs work for Meningococcal Vaccine portfolio and supporting global franchise, clinical development, US medical matrix team(s) and US medical commercial strategy team(s). Contributes to the development and execution of the US Medical Affairs Plan and the medical sections for the strategic launch plan for one or more vaccines. Integrates US environment and medical voice of customer (patients, providers, payers) into medical affairs strategy. Deeply understands, interprets and applies the external environment and competitive knowledge in all medical plans and is able to define the medical story for the patient. Ensures US needs for medical and health outcomes evidence generation are represented and incorporated into the global medical work. Recommends scientifically appropriate measures within health outcomes research over the lifecycle of the Meningococcal Vaccine Portfolio to meet US reimbursement needs. Contributes to the design and delivery of Phase IIIB/IV studies in collaboration with global franchises, acts as medical monitor where appropriate and manages US funded investigator sponsored studies as appropriate. Leads 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 vaccines, the management of disease, and patient care. Ensures US external experts are appropriately engaged over the life cycle of the Meningococcal Vaccine Portfolio in close collaboration with field medical. Partners with all stakeholders to ensure delivery of all assigned medical activities to support life cycle management, ensuring integrity of scientific content. Applies sound medical governance for all activities and is accountable for medical governance sign off. Works closely with safety, regulatory, and manufacturing to ensure best benefit-risk assessment and ability to quickly integrate relevant changes. Serves as US medical affairs point for all safety issues. Accountable for maintaining deep product and disease area expertise, and maintaining a deep understanding of patient and physician interactions and clinical decision making and impact. May include accountability of other medical staff for execution of work and people development for one or more medicine(s). Leads/contributes to copy approval process. Supports the USMAL or Medical Affairs TAH as needed. Serves as Local Medical Lead (LML) and provides local (US/Canadian specific) support to the study design; provides medical/scientific leadership to the local study conduct team and manages all local medical activities required before study start, during the study and after study completion and analysis; provides input on local risk management activities and medical oversight on study quality. Basic Qualifications: Medical degree: preference for specialism in Pediatrics or Infectious Diseases. Background in the scientific/pharmaceutical industry within clinical development or medical affairs Experience running clinical trials Excellent communications and leadership skills: able to effectively communicate written and verbal scientific data and to understand the clinical implications of the data. Experience working in matrix teams. Skilled in leveraging available resources to drive business improvement. 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