Scientific Director - Daprodustat

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
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May 25, 2022

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Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park Posted Date: Mar 25 2022 Approximately 1 in 10 patients worldwide are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), many of whom experience the complication of anemia which currently leaves them with symptoms that can dramatically reduce quality of life and increase risk of cardiovascular disease, hospitalization and mortality. At GSK, we are following the science of anemia to better understand how to help these patients, who are often undiagnosed and undertreated. GSK is proud to be expanding our team working on CKD in the US and we are seeking experienced and passionate professionals to join our exciting journey. Daprodustat belongs to a new class of medicines that is being investigated to treat anemia in CKD patients. If approved, Daprodustat has the potential to be a new oral treatment for patients with anemia due to CKD in both non-dialysis and dialysis settings. Would you like to make an impact working as part of the Medical Matrix Team that is ultimately responsible for the medical impact of an asset? The Scientific Director Helps develop the medical strategy and executes MA tactics for a Key Asset. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for helping to develop US medical strategy and perspective, ensuring medical strategy and plans are aligned with commercial asset strategy where appropriate Contribute to the cross-functional Medical Matrix Team to tailor / adapt global asset strategy for US specific customer needs and environment. Contribute to strategic oversight of US Tactical Plans aligned to strategy Gain strategic alignment of asset positioning and evidence planning with the overall therapeutic portfolio and disease area strategies Engage with external communities to advance scientific and medical understanding including the appropriate development and use of our medicines, the management of disease, and patient care. Coordinate with the US MSL and GMAL on joint global and US engagement of top US based EEs Works to understand the evolving healthcare environment (provider/expert) and payer landscapes and help to translate that working knowledge into a plan Reviews, synthesizes, and analyses clinical trial data and translates data into actionable plans at the product level Develops product strategy for local Medical Advisory Board and Expert Panel meetings, Medical Grants, and Medical Publications. Supports Medical Information on FAQs and standard response letters Follows sound medical governance for all activities Basic Qualifications: Healthcare Doctorate or terminal degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, DO, DNP, NP, PA) 3+ years of industry experience (medical affairs preferred) or clinical background Preferred Qualifications: Must be able to clearly demonstrate a thorough understanding of US healthcare environment including all external stakeholders. Must be able to demonstrate understanding of medical affairs accountabilities for evidence generation, external engagement and internal advice; Must demonstrate disease area expertise and appropriate medical and/or clinical experience. Must demonstrate excellent communications skills. Enable and drive change - must clearly demonstrate ability to influence to deliver results, proactively look for new opportunities and constantly anticipate the need for change. Continuous improvement - ability to drive and continuously curious in a performance-based culture. Flexible thinking - ability to analyze external environment and translate to strategy and gain support of others to implement a vision. Must demonstrate good judgment. Customer focused - ability to understand patient needs and institutional concerns, integrate into strategies and build a team that is customer focused. Building relationships - ability to work effectively with others, delegate appropriately and foster a culture of collaboration. Why GSK? At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the most significant changes we've made to our business in over 20 years. We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands. With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients - so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact - with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines and specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics, and advanced technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (Infectious Disease, HIV, Oncology, and Immunology/ Respiratory) and future opportunities to impact health at scale. We have a broad portfolio of innovative and established medicines that treat everything from COPD to lupus and urology, as well as vaccines that help protect people at all stages of life. We are a global leader in respiratory disease and HIV, and we're developing our presence in specialty therapy areas, including oncology and immuno-inflammation. We deliver over 20 different vaccines in more than 160 countries. 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