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Principal Scientist/Sr. Medical Affairs Manager - Wellness / Nutrition

Warren, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Jul 7, 2022

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Are you looking for an opportunity to build a career in Medical Affairs, and to use you medical, clinical, and research skills to develop and deliver comprehensive scientific information to support the effective and appropriate positioning and use of healthcare products? If so, this is the opportunity for you.

As a Principal Scientist/Sr. Medical Affairs Manager - Wellness / Nutrition you will be responsible for providing strategic medical direction for the Wellness/Nutrition and Dietary Supplements - US & Global portfolio - and applying an evidence-based approach in supporting the development and communication of information/education that supports the use of GSK Consumer Health products.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key Medical Affairs activities for the Wellness/Nutrition and Dietary Supplements.Responsibilities include:
  • Provide strategic medical direction on scientific engagements, collaborations, educational initiatives, and communications to help advance GSKCH trusted science.
  • Establish education strategic priorities and determine appropriate information and tools to communicate in collaboration with key internal stakeholders.
  • Develop and execute medical communication plans (i.e., CME, Ad Boards, Congresses) and scientific messaging as deemed appropriate.
  • Conduct internal and external trainings/in-services as required.
  • Create and deliver claims & educational content that helps consumers and healthcare professionals understand use of our products.
  • Contribute to the development, review, and approval of promotional and non-promotion medical content to ensure compliance guidelines are met.
  • Provide internal medical advice to stakeholders through promotional review/copy approval and other activities.
  • Evaluate the competitive environment, opportunities for collaboration, and current trends impacting the healthcare sector of Wellness/Nutrition/Dietary Supplements.
  • Communicate data supporting our products in publications, at medical meetings, and in other external facing formats.
  • Conduct scientific engagement with external experts: develop and maintain relationships with key external experts for Advisory Boards, one-on-one consultations, and other collaborations.
  • Builds strong relationships with all stakeholders, internal and external.
  • Align with key internal stakeholders on scientific position/claims to ensure one medical voice for Wellness/Nutrition category globally.
  • Be a credible ambassador for GSKCH, in order to help inform GSK activities and to help deliver business objectives.
  • Maintain in-depth understanding of products, competitors, and related medical areas and regulatory guidelines.
  • Ensure full compliance with governance principles while seeking appropriate business solutions.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Advanced degree in biomedical/health sciences
  • 3+ years of experience in Medical/Scientific Affairs related role in consumer healthcare/food/dietary supplement industry
  • Experience in external scientific engagement and healthcare professional education

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • PhD, MD, RDN, PharmD or similarly trained healthcare professional.
  • 5+ years of experience in Medical/Scientific Affairs related role in consumer healthcare/food/dietary supplement industry
  • Knowledge and expertise in human nutrition sciences, naturals, dietary supplements, and/or health & wellness preferred
  • Highly organized and self-directed individual possessing excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong background in the interpretation, evaluation, translation, and communication of science for consumer and healthcare professional audiences

Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we're on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We're doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year - over a billion and a half of them - and it goes beyond products. It's about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve. With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we're uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business. This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It's an opportunity to be part of something special.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We're striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives.


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