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Associate Director, Clinical Biomarker Lead

Employer
GSK
Location
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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Discipline
Health Sciences, Medicine
Job Type
President/CEO/Director/VP
Organization Type
Pharma
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Are you passionate about science and wanting to make a difference to patients' lives?

At GSK science is at the heart of everything we do. Join us to translate that great science into therapies as a Clinical Biomarker Lead (Associate Director/Director)

In this role, you will have responsibility for development and effective implementation of biomarker and precision medicine strategy in support of clinical development of assets. Working as part of the early development / medicine development matrix teams (EDT/MDT), the Clinical Biomarker Leader will establish clear decision-making criteria to enable informed clinical decisions, identify patient segmentation strategies and integrate the strategy into the clinical development plans. You will employ cutting edge technologies and methods to discover and clinically validate biomarkers. The implementation of the biomarker strategy as part of a well thought through clinical plan will ensure optimally informed decision making in drug development and identification of the right patient population for our medicines.

This role will provide YOU with the opportunity to progress YOUR career, and your responsibilities include:
  • Develop and deliver biomarker strategies including approaches to pharmacodynamic biomarkers, proof-of-mechanism biomarkers, for clinical phase programs to enable informed clinical decisions.
  • Develop and deliver precision medicine strategy to identify predictive biomarkers to enable clinical success.
  • Represent biomarker strategy at EDT/MDT, study teams and at internal governance reviews as well as serve as biomarker point of contact for clinical studies.
  • Ensure alignment of biomarker outputs with clinical team to meet study requirements.
  • Lead writing of reports to support study teams and regulatory submissions as well as contribute to publications.
  • As required, supporting the expansion of mechanism and disease understanding to generate insights that can be leveraged for indication expansion and scientific exchange.


Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Minimum of 5 years relative experience with strong background in translational research and experience/track record in the application of biomarkers in clinical trials.
  • Scientist and/or Physician (PhD, MD or equivalent)
  • Expertise in a specific research area/biomarker technology.
  • Experience in conducting clinical trials and working as part of a clinical study team.
  • Experience in cellular/molecular biology technologies, techniques and data analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret molecular data sets.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a team setting.
  • Ability to influence teams and key leaders with a proven track record of success.


Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Experience in High dimensional dataset analysis.
  • Experience in conducting clinical trials and working as part of a clinical study team including working to GCP principles.
  • Experience with identifying predictive biomarkers and/or diagnostic development.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience and knowledge of neurology, metabolic disease, immunology and/or inflammatory disease.


Why GSK?

At GSK, we're a company with a purpose to help people do more, feel better and live longer. We realize that our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best. Therefore, we want all applicants to be able to perform their best throughout the recruitment process.

We will be delighted to hear from talented individuals that align to our values. These are at the heart of everything we do and include: Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living our values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities.

In return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Together, we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us.

*This position can be considered at the Associate Director OR Director level dependent on your level of experience, TBD.

As a modern employer, we empower you to be yourself, share ideas and work collaboratively.

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