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Medical/Scientific Director, Momelotinib

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Durham, North Carolina
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Oct 3, 2022

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Are you interested in a leadership opportunity to drive the implementation of effective Clinical Oncology strategies for a new asset, Momelotinib? If so, this role may be for you!

A Medical Affairs Medical/Scientific Director has strong clinical and scientific training and can take on many aspects of medical affairs work (insight generation, scientific communications, external scientific engagement, provision of medical advice to internal stakeholders).

The focus of the Medical/Scientific Director is to provide input and expertise into the medicine strategy, develop and execute the related tactical plans, support external scientific engagement, and provide insight and deeper understanding of the data generated including recommending medical claims.

*This role can be designated Medical Director or Scientific Director dependent on credentials.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Supports the US Medical Affairs Lead with development and execution of US medical affairs plans.
  • Leads planning and execution of medical tactics; contributes to medical material development, communication plans, application of external stakeholder insights.
  • Partners with Medical Communications & Scientific Training and Medical Information to ensure medical materials created align with US medical strategy and business needs.
  • Understands, interprets, and applies the external environment and competitive knowledge to all medical activities and can define the patient journey
  • Provides input into the selection of US investigator sponsored studies in alignment with the global franchise.
  • Understands and communicates clinical and market access data requirements for US market; in partnership with the US Medical Affairs Lead, provides input to shape clinical and health outcomes evidence plans to support anticipated US Market needs.
  • In partnership with the US Medical Affairs Lead, provides input into the design of clinical trials, development plans, and integrated evidence planning; coordinates with relevant Global Medical colleagues and R&D (Research & Development) technical experts, e.g., Global Value Evidence and Outcomes and Epidemiology, as required.
  • In collaboration with field medical, leads/contributes to appropriate US scientific engagement between GSK and external stakeholders/accounts in order to advance scientific and medical understanding including the appropriate development and use of our medicines, management of the disease, and patient care.
  • Partners with all relevant internal stakeholders to ensure successful execution of all medical activities to support life cycle management, ensuring integrity of scientific content.
  • Applies sound medical governance for all activities.
  • Supports the USMAL (US Medical Affairs Lead) or Medical Affairs TAH (Therapeutic Area Head), as needed.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • PharmD, PhD, MD or advanced science degree (Master of Science, MPH).
  • Minimum 5 years Industry and/or clinical experience in the oncology therapeutic area.
  • Experience leading and managing cross-functional work.
  • Disease and therapeutic area knowledge.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills to work effectively in a complex matrix environment.
  • Experience building strong internal and external networks.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • US Medical Affairs and life cycle management, including launch support.
  • Understanding of promotional codes/regulations; previous involvement in review and approval processes.

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
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

In return for your expertise in these critical areas, GSK offers you the opportunity to showcase your skill set with a leadership that values, recognizes and rewards talent!

~ We look forward to working with you!~


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