Senior Director, Clinical Development Vaccines - Cytomegalovirus
Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: May 23 2021 The Senior Director, Clinical Development Vaccines - Cytomegalovirus (CMV) will manage a team of Clinical Research and Development Leaders and Epidemiologists, and will be accountable for the delivery of the Clinical Development Plan and the Epidemiology Plan a major vaccine asset in development. You will lead the Global Clinical and Epidemiology Plan (GCEP) for an asset or portfolio of assets, with accountability for the development, execution, and oversight of Phase I through IV clinical and epidemiological studies, including the integration of global considerations into strategic decisions. You will ensure alignment of the GCEP with the Global Regulatory Plan, Medical Plan, and overall strategic product development. Working in collaboration with the Head of Clinical RDC and Senior Epidemiology Expert, you will ensure high scientific rigor and quality of design in clinical and epidemiology studies. You will effectively collaborate with cross-functional colleagues including Quality and Compliance to ensure high quality execution of the GCEP. Key responsibilities • Manage the team of Senior Clinical Research and Development Leads (CRDLs), CRDLs, Senior Epidemiologists, and Epidemiologists assigned to the development program. You'll provide coaching and mentoring, ensuring your team bring their best selves to work. Your team are responsible for leading the clinical matrix teams and epidemiology teams responsible for clinical/epidemiology study activities, including protocol development, data cleaning and reconciliation, statistical analysis plans, interfaces with Primary Investigators (PIs), clinical/ epidemiology study report finalization, etc, in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and GSK policies and procedures. • Supports cross-functional partners as necessary for activities including External Expert (EE) engagement and PI selection. Serves as the Global Accountable Person (GAP) for Investigator-Sponsored Studies (ISS) associated with the given development program. Supports the regional Medical Affairs and Epidemiology teams as needed. • Serves as the Clinical or Epidemiology Sponsor Signatory for studies within the development program, and is accountable for the final analysis and interpretation of clinical and epidemiology trial data. Also accountable for the authorship of clinical documents for regulatory submissions, and serves as the Program Clinical Expert for input into regulatory documents/meeting. Accountable to ensure publication of clinical trial and epidemiology study data according to ICJME and relevant GSK policies and guidelines. • Accountable for consistently achieving project timelines in global programs with high quality of execution. Participates in key budget/forecast activities in collaboration with the Product Delivery Lead (PDL). Interfaces with the PDL and Head of Clinical RDC to ensure milestones realization and resource optimization. • Represents the Clinical and Epidemiology functions at the Vaccine Development team (VDT). Supports the VDT as necessary through provision of thoughtful senior clinical and epidemiology input and technical expertise to global development questions, including contributions to internal and external briefing documents and presentation materials. Serves the primary clinical and epidemiology voice in concert with the Senior Epidemiology Expert for the project at governing bodies such as the Vaccine Life Cycle Management Board, (LCM). • Collaborates with cross-functional partners in the Clinical Evidence Generation Platform, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Health Economics, and Commercial to ensure effective delivery of the project according to agreed plans. • Contribution towards the development and execution of external collaborations. May be requested to support business development activities, including the performance of due diligence reviews. • Core member of the Clinical RDC Leadership Team. Why you? Basic Qualifications: MD Infectious Diseases experience Experience in clinical and epidemiology research Prior leadership experience in a cross functional matrix team Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Board and/or professional certification in Infectious Diseases Extensive knowledge and understanding of vaccines, clinical research, translational science, and biomedical research regulation, including ICH and GCP. Knowledge and understanding of causes of infectious diseases, health interventions and the global public health landscape. Proven track record of managing complex programs. Sensitivity to the needs of a diversified ethnic groups and ability to build rapport across the spectrum. Excellent people and team management skills. Strategic thinking skills and achievement oriented. Able to critically analyze information, identify strengths and weaknesses of approaches and develop remedial actions to mitigate risks. Ability to understand high level corporate and business objectives: rapid, flexible, innovative working and decision making. Executive capability with strategic planning & budget processes such as analytical thinking. Strong leadership, coalition-building and communication skills. Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. License to practice medicine and board and/ or professional certification is an asset. Why GSK? Our values and expectations are 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, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox. Managing individual performance. Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritisation, execution, delivering performance. Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organisational transformation. Building a resilient organisation. Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organisation and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit. *LI-GSK Closing date for applications: 23 June 2021 If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). 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