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Associate Director, Epidemiology

Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Jun 28, 2022

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Would you like to be part of GSK's Value Evidence and Outcomes (VEO) team, with an opportunity to drive Epidemiology strategy and studies across the spectrum of drug development? If so, this is an excellent opportunity to explore.

As an Associate Director in Epidemiology, you will provide scientific leadership in the application of epidemiological expertise and methods to answer key challenges identified across all phases of medicine development for an asset or disease area to deliver new medicines more efficiently and effectively to patients.

This position functions within GlaxoSmithKline's Epidemiology Department, part of R&D VEO which contributes to the successful development and commercialization of new therapies and supports a wide range of areas, from Clinical Development and Safety and Effectiveness Evaluation. Our staff in Epidemiology provide leadership and expertise to develop and execute the Epidemiology strategy across the entire spectrum of drug development, from early drug discovery to registration and lifecycle management.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career.These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Develops a network to ensure alignment of an epidemiology program with the broader asset/disease strategy and plays a role in developing a key understand across stakeholders of the impact of epidemiology on the asset/disease strategy.
  • Identifies new vendors, tools and data sources to deliver epidemiology solutions for the asset/disease area.
  • Contributes to strategic initiatives on role of Epidemiology at departmental or VEO level.
  • Is an internal expert who may represent GSK on scientific discussions with internal governance bodies and external regulators/external conferences with support.
  • Accountable for program of epidemiology for an asset or disease area.
  • Brings RWE insights to inform asset/disease area strategy, development activities for one asset or disease area.
  • Proposes and negotiates content of epidemiologic program and budget with matrix leader.
  • Provides expert epidemiological consultation as needed to asset matrix teams (Value Evidence Team, Clinical Development Team, Safety Review Team, Integrated Evidence Team, Medicine Development Team as required).
  • May lead more complex epidemiological studies and negotiate new partnerships.
  • May contribute to advancing the science through membership of external initiatives (e.g. ICPE, IMI).
  • May contribute to departmental initiatives driving innovative solutions through evaluation of tools, methodologies, or processes.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Epidemiology or other Quantitative Public Health discipline.
  • Experience applying epidemiologic methods in at least one disease area
  • 1+ years in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent experience in an academic or government setting preferred
  • Experience operating in a matrix environment with independent delivery of increasingly complex epidemiological studies including regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated epidemiological expertise and developing the ability to influence key internal (matrix leaders) and external (regulators) stakeholders specifically around scientifically robust and strategic approaches to delivering epidemiological science to answer key asset challenges.
  • Highly proficient written, verbal and listening skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or other Quantitative Public Health discipline.
  • Expertise in complex research techniques, tools, and procedures (e.g. quantitative research methods, multiple study designs).
  • Expertise in design, conduct and appropriate dissemination of de novo and epidemiologic database studies.
  • Broad knowledge of private and public use datasets

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:
  • Agile and distributed 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.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.



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