Global Medical Affairs Lead, Nucala, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
20 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021
Contract Type

The GMAL role is a unique opportunity for an experienced, innovative and motivated Medical Affairs leader to provide strategic medical affairs leadership for Nucala, at a critical time as Nucala is at a critical stage to further consolidate within the SEA (Severe Eosinophilic Asthma) space. The successful applicant will be accountable to the VP Medical Affairs Biologics, Respiratory to develop and execute the Medical Affairs strategy for Nucala and provide scientific and medical information to leading decision makers and healthcare professionals in the key Franchise countries.

The Global Medical Affairs Leader is accountable for Phase IV evidence generation studies, including post-approval commitments and health outcomes studies. Working in close partnership with R&D, you will deliver the evidence needs for the asset and be accountable for developing and delivering the Integrated Evidence Generation Plan (spanning late stage development and post launch market access support.). You will be a member of both the Medicines Development Team in R&D and the Medicines Commercialisation Team. You will act as the single voice of Medical Affairs for Nucala, into R&D and Commercial with VP MA Biologics.


  • Gathering medical insights from the key external stakeholders to inform and shape product strategy.
  • Working closely with VP Medical Biologics, MDL, commercial leader and others to optimize plans in support of a reimbursable file, launch optimisation and life cycle strategy (integrated evidence plans)
  • Accountable for the execution of phase IIIb/IV studies, including post-approval commitments, if applicable.
  • Accountable for execution of the medical plan for the asset throughout its lifecycle
  • Developing and implementing scientific platform for asset and formulating the scientific communication strategy
  • Leading the global scientific engagement strategy for the asset, including at scientific congresses, advisory boards or other company organised events where appropriate.
  • Developing strong relationships with multiple external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical mind-set and ability to quickly assess large amounts of information and distil into key messages and actions.
  • Providing opinion based on deep knowledge of emerging external environment, with clear focus on patients and unmet medical need
  • Accountability for the medical ABPI certification of launch materials and activities to ensure they are compliant with GSK SOPs and external industry standards.


  • MD, PharmD or PhD with significant experience in the respiratory area focused on Asthma and/or COPD.
  • Proven track record of delivery in Medical Affairs above-country roles.
  • Prior experience of in country medical affairs roles.
  • Asset lifecycle management experience.
  • Experience in late stage drug development (Research & Development) and understanding of GCP regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of market access reimbursement principles across key markets.
  • Excellent presentation, communication, influencing and media skills for both internal and external audiences.
  • Experience in the interaction and exchange of scientific information (in adherence with GSK scientific engagement principles)
  • Collaborative team working skills, as the role involves interface with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally
  • ABPI certification (or an expectation to certify within 12 months of appointment)

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