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Director, Discovery DMPK Project Specialists US

Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Waltham, Massachusetts
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Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence, USA - Massachusetts - Waltham Posted Date: Jan 13 2022 The global DMPK organization at GSK is looking for a Director to head up the DMPK Project Specialist group in the US. This group is responsible for DMPK representation in all Discovery projects in the GSK pipeline in the US. The individual will lead this US-based group and ensure that our DMPK science is embedded in Discovery projects. As a senior leader in the DMPK organization, the candidate needs to ensure that project specialists are applying world class science to drive a translational understanding of drug disposition and PKPD in projects in a collaborative manner with key stakeholders in other organizations. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the Discovery DMPK US Project Specialist with several senior project specialists at our US sites. Drive best practice sharing across the team in support of global DMPK strategic direction. Develop and maintain excellent working relations with key stakeholders in GSK R&D, in order to ensure strategic alignment and optimal cross-functional collaboration and communication. Ensure that translational PKPD approaches and appropriate screening cascades with multiparametric optimization are being applied in Discovery projects in collaboration with other groups in DMPK. Responsible for coordinating and ensuring high-quality DMPK contributions to technical project documents. Efficiently manage demand and capacity of the DMPK Project Specialist US group to ensure optimal support of all projects in the GSK Discovery pipeline. Develop and grow talent to build a high-performing DMPK Project Specialist group in the US. The ideal candidate will be/have In-depth experience in DMPK representation in Discovery projects with different modalities (e.g. small molecule, mAb) through excellent communication skills and collaboration. Experience in applying state-of-the-art DMPK concepts in the successful discovery of drug candidates through efficient screening cascades such as multiparametric optimization, translational PKPD and human dose optimization strategies. Experience in leveraging modeling approaches and predictive science in Discovery projects to accelerate timelines and increase probability of success. An enthusiastic leader with a proven track record to build and lead high-performing teams. Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: PhD in field relevant to DMPK (e.g. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Pharmacokinetics or Drug Metabolism) Strength in managing cross-matrix teams, with demonstrated experience in strategy development. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and build partnerships with stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to apply state-of-the-art DMPK science in projects to enable the discovery of new medicines. Active engagement with external DMPK science community and consortia; demonstrated ability to work with key opinion leaders. Ability to manage budgets and resources. Ability to coach/mentor, develop and performance-manage staff. At least 10 years of industry experience 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. Managing P&L and capital allocation. 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). GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class. 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