Clinical Science Director - Infectious Diseases, Open to flexible working

Location
Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
05 Nov 2020
Closes
23 Nov 2020
Ref
269745
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you energized by the opportunity to partner with key leaders in global medical science to accelerate business performance across and drive global operational support? If so, this Clinical Development Director opportunity could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

Clinical Sciences Lead sought for emerging indications and assets in Infectious Disease. As Clinical Sciences Director - Infectious Diseases you will lead pivotal studies for the antibacterial and/or antiviral portfolio. The position also includes creating and executing the clinical development strategy for an emerging pipeline of antibacterials and antivirals. Work with colleagues in Specialty Medicines with Clinical Sciences, which includes Neurosciences, Infectious Disease, Rare Disease, Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Renal disease.

This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress your career.

Job purpose and key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the strategic management of the Integrated Evidence Plan (IEP), including the Clinical Development Plan (CDP) for an asset in development.
  • Ensuring alignment with and support to project strategic plans, regulatory requirements and commercial goals, optimizing clinical study design aligned with IEP and CDP.
  • Generating the data and evidence required to determine a medicine's potential efficacy, safety profile, key areas of product differentiation and value to patient in the shortest possible time frame.
  • Delivering clinical development timelines, enabling key decision points and Go/No Go criteria for the CDP.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with program counterparts in Commercial, Research, Regulatory, Clinical Operations and Statistics.
  • Contributing to the implementation and embedding of strategic initiatives and various organizational initiatives in Clinical Development.
  • Supporting technical and leadership development of Clinical Sciences staff via mentoring and coaching for matrix team members.
  • Actively contributing or leading the end-to-end clinical development strategy for a drug or program. Manages specific clinical development plans for product(s) and/or indication(s) in assigned therapy disease area.
  • Serving as a clinical point of contact for senior management and senior level matrix teams, both internally and externally for an asset in development.
  • Interfacing and influencing a diverse range of scientific external experts (e.g. regulators, payors, CROs, consultants, investigators) in order to deliver clinical programs and align to business strategy and address patient needs.
  • Gathering and supporting the integration of inputs from across disciplines (scientific, clinical commercial, regulatory) to contribute to clinical components of the Medicine Profile.
  • Identifying and highlighting transformational opportunities where projects can offer highly significant benefit to patients in ways not possible with existing approaches.
  • Contributing to regulatory interactions including briefing documents, presentations, addressing questions and responses.
  • Providing effective support / oversight of evidence generation activities to assure patient safety and study delivery.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science related field.
  • Significant experience in Infectious Disease clinical drug development with an understanding of the disease, the underlying biology and potential therapeutic targets as well as current and future potential treatment options.
  • Significant clinical training and/or applicable clinical research experience; understanding of clinical development planning and running clinical trial from concept study idea to publication.
  • Robust knowledge of ICH guidelines, FDA requirements, regulatory and reimbursement data requirements in responsible area.
  • Solid understanding of needs and priorities of regulators, payers and prescribers in relevant market(s).
  • Demonstrated experience using new learning and digital tools to create innovation in other areas.
  • Thorough understanding of clinical research methodology and biostatistics principles, to facilitate innovative and efficient clinical trial design, and clinical development plans with clear data-driven decision rules.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating genetic data to inform and guide clinical protocols.
  • Proven ability to utilize statistics, and visualisation techniques to interpret or analyse complex information and make correct inferences and conclusions.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • MD, PhD or PharmD degree valuable but not required.
  • Experience leading line or matrix teams with a strong reputation of inspiring and motivating high performance.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are 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.

At GSK, we're a company with a special purpose, to help people do more feel better and live longer. Realising our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living GSK's values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. And in return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Put simply, it's about you being motivated to do your best work, in a place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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