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Global Medical / Scientific Director, Infectious Disease

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Jun 25, 2022

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We have an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced, high performing cross-functional team as Global Medical / Scientific Director, Infectious disease.

The asset is a medicine in Phase 3 development for treating patients with antibiotic resistant uncomplicated urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea. The asset is a first in novel class of antibiotic with the potential to be an important oral treatment option for the treatment of antibiotic resistant infections in the community.

GSK is running a comprehensive Global Clinical Development programme, with both Phase 3 programs for the 2 indications being conducted in parallel, which started Q4, 2019. Anticipated launch in the USA is anticipated in 2023. This is an exciting and pivotal time to be joining the team. A well-executed medical affairs strategy will be critical in helping improve outcomes for patients. The Global Medical Affairs Director will play a key role in developing and implementing strategy, in close collaboration with markets.

At GSK we are leaders in what we do - our pharmaceuticals business is made up of innovative and established medicines serving patients globally. As a company our mission is to help people do more, feel better, live longer. Within our R&D function, our model provides an organization with faster, high-quality decision making. This results in enhanced access for patients to new products via successful and sustainable launches across multiple countries. To support our continuing stream of product launches and global medical affairs activities, we are looking to appoint a Global Medical / Scientific Director, reporting to the Global Medical Affairs Lead for Infectious Diseases.

Job Purpose
  • Drives opportunities to gather external and internal insights to shape our understanding of customer needs and evidence generation gaps.
  • Translates current and emerging evidence into content of value for internal and external audiences
  • Collaborates with R&D, country teams and other key cross-functional stakeholders to help shape and execute the medical affairs and launch plan
  • Develops a strong external network of global experts in uncomplicated urinary tract infection and gonorrhoea.
  • Drives development and execution of several global medical affairs strategies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Partners with above-country and country colleagues to drive, integrate and prioritise insights to inform global medical affairs plans and life cycle strategy.
  • Engages with R&D, VEO, other disciplines, and country teams to identify evidence generation needs.
  • Ensures country medical affairs colleagues have a robust knowledge of the relevant and emerging clinical evidence, supporting their training by creating high quality scientific engagement materials for both internal and external use.
  • Develops external scientific communication content on uncomplicated urinary tract infection and gonorrhoea specific topics, using innovative and diverse channels of communication.
  • Partnering with commercial colleagues to develop brand campaigns and support launch.
  • Developing and approving promotional, non-promotional and training materials.
  • Partners with key countries to help implement scientific communication strategy and launches, including reviewing and optimising local medical affairs plans and sharing learning/ best practice/ intelligence.
  • Drives excellence in external engagement with key stakeholders (e.g. HCP's, Patients, Payors and Regulators) globally and in partnership with key countries.
  • Ensures appropriate medical governance oversight of all deliverables.
  • Reviewing local GSK-sponsored and Investigator Sponsored Study (ISS) proposals to assess their scientific merit and strategic need.
  • Develops deep subject matter expertise on the product and therapy area

  • MD / MBBS, PharmD or PhD with specialism in Infectious Disease
  • Considerable experience in Medical Affairs including pre/peri launch.
  • Country specific aswell as above country medical affairs experience
  • Previous industry experience in infectious disease
  • Robust understanding of internal (where applicable) and external promotional codes of practice and regulations
  • Demonstrated matrix leadership in previous roles and leadership of complex projects

Key Attributes
  • Proactive mindset
  • Passion for strategy development and tactical delivery
  • Strong skills in managing multiple projects simultaneously with an ability to prioritise appropriately
  • Track record of building strong internal and external networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and cultural diversity
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Thrives working in fast paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, resourceful and reliable

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