Senior Clinical Development Manager

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
January 18 2021
Would you like to be part of GSK's emerging clinical leadership, with an opportunity to accelerate quality efforts across clinical operations on national and global scale? If so, this Senior Clinical Development Manager role could be an excellent opportunity to explore.

This job within VEO Study Delivery and Quality Operations combines end-to-end design, execution, and reporting of clinical studies and trials including:
  • Interventional studies (including randomised clinical trials)
  • Non-interventional studies using primary data collection, including prospective studies enrolling patients and or/HCPs, de novo registries, discrete choice experiments, creation of new datasets with secondary data (e.g. with EMRs/chart abstraction), patient reported outcomes development and validation
  • Non-interventional comparative and descriptive studies using secondary data sources, including retrospective studies, burden of illness and drug utilisation studies, prevalence/incidence studies of exposure, risk factors and outcomes
  • Studies utilizing a mixture of existing medical data and the collection of new data via sites or directly via patients
  • Economic modelling studies and supplemental analyses of clinical trials/meta-analyses

Key attributes include scientific credibility, demonstrated ability to input to and influence studies/projects through scientific and operational expertise, and demonstrated excellence in stakeholder management. This job requires the ability to lead and drive change, strategic thinking, solution-finding, and agility as evidenced by flexibility, adaptability to change, curiosity..

Essential behaviours valued include: The ability to lead and inspire others, continuous improvement and learning, and effectiveness at building networks of partners and stakeholders. A track record of applying experience and judgement towards project decision-making, effective peer review, and shared learning is essential.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…
  • Planning and leading the delivery of VEO studies to time, quality, budget, company standards and scientific requirements from concept protocol to final study report.
  • Accountable for coordination and delivery of a fully feasible Study Protocol, Informed Consent Forms, operationally robust study documents and Clinical Study Reports.
  • Accountable for the study delivery strategy (e.g. country selection, diversity, patient identification and engagement strategy, recruitment plan, digital platforms/tools etc).
  • With the majority of VEO studies fully outsourced this role includes responsibility and/or accountability to drive assessment, selection, engagement, and management of appropriate vendors.
  • Ensure compliance with ICH/GCP & ENCePP guidelines and/or applicable guidelines for VEO studies such as Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GVP), Good Epidemiological Practices (GEP) and CIOMS, all applicable laws and regulations, and GSK SOPs, for all products and services delivered for their designated studies.
  • Make decisions which balance risk/benefit with clear understanding of impact on the study and project; acts to mitigate risk where appropriate.
  • Work with matrix partners, Study Delivery Director and/or manager to develop and manage study level budget within project budget allocation
  • Requires active partnership building for their portfolios and collaboration with therapy aligned staff in other functions. Interact effectively across boundaries with other global functions using influencing and relationship-building skills

The position may include:
  • Leadership of a study team with single point accountability for delivery of the study
  • Have primary responsibility and be a focal point of contact for interactions with specified Value Evidence Leaders/Scientists, Epidemiologists, Medicines leaders (e.g. MDLs, PPLs, GMALS), and other key stakeholder groups including data management, biostatistics, legal, compliance, project management.
  • Responsibility for reviewing and/or enhancing the technical and scientific robustness of clinical plans and studies developed by the key customers for their designated area, while inputting and influencing.
  • Lead and drive significant cross-therapeutic/functional business change initiatives according to company and/or group strategy and business needs. Be accountable for implementing new business processes and strategies; may also proactively identify issues and propose strategies to manage implications and risks on study timelines, budgets and goals.
  • Drive innovative approaches to study delivery through external facing advances in technology and sciences
  • Supporting technical and leadership development of Study Delivery staff via mentoring and coaching.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or related field.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry and the clinical development process.
  • Experience and knowledge of study management and knowledge of essential regulatory guidelines worldwide and GSK company policies.
  • Experience leading cross functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (e.g. MS, PhD, PharmD) or equivalent experience.
  • Proven expertise in the proactive identification of issues which may impact clinical programmes coupled with the ability to contribute to solutions affecting cross-functional matrix teams.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience leading in a matrix environment to deliver projects, develop clinical plans, and manage change.
  • Ability to establish and build internal and external relationships at all levels in a highly dynamic and matrixed environment.
    Highly developed communication skills appropriate to the target audience, promoting effective decision-making where necessary.
    Ability to work independently and proactively and to take on leadership roles on cross-functional study teams.
    Excellent leadership skills.
    Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.

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:
  • Operating at pace and agile 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.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness

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