Medical Director Women's Cancers, Open to flexible working

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Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
26 Mar 2021
18 Apr 2021
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The Medical Director Women's Cancer will be responsible for providing expert scientific capability and leadership while managing a broad range of Medical Affairs activities associated with his or her assigned products and within the Women's Cancers Oncology therapy area;

  • They will develop and implement local research strategies to address data gaps and advance the scientific/clinical understanding of GSK medicines.
  • They will be accountable for leading external scientific/clinical exchange with the scientific and medical community and to bring the medical voice of the customer back into the organization (includes 1:1 interactions, advisory boards, medical education, congress presentations, publications and congress sponsorships).
  • They will work with the Medical team, the cross-functional teams, and global teams providing scientific/clinical expertise, advice and technical leadership on GSK products in the UK market by developing and implementing a local, integrated medical strategy and customer engagement plans.


  • Provide expert scientific product and disease knowledge and trusted medical leadership to GSK UK and to International Medical Networks
  • Build and leverage high quality scientific knowledge and capability expertise across the enterprise
  • Deliver external engagement excellence characterized by timely, responsible and responsive interactions with the external medical and scientific community to achieve a two-way trusted scientific partnership
  • Accountable for regular review and analysis of data analytics and medical voice of customer to derive insights and develop action plans to deliver on the medical strategy
  • Lead, develop and implement a local Medical Strategic Plan for medicines within the Oncology therapy area including:
    • Identifying areas of research interest and developing timely local study protocols which advance the scientific understanding of our medications
    • Identifying areas of medical education interest
    • Identifying advisory board/1:1 interaction needs, and leading their implementation and follow-up
    • Ensuring alignment with commercial strategic planning
    • Managing research budget and budget forecasting processes for assigned products and therapy areas
  • Provide scientific assessment of pipeline products to enhance the local and the global development plans that maximize the scientific understanding of these potential future assets
  • Interact with global teams to influence global clinical development plans in order to optimize patient access to innovative medicines in the UK
  • Provide scientific strategic input to the regulatory and reimbursement teams to allow GSK to demonstrate the value of GSK products to achieve optimal product labeling, reimbursement outcomes and patient access.
  • Evaluate and manage investigator-sponsored studies to advance research on disease and its treatment, aligned to the areas of research interest
  • Deliver study reports and local publications related to local research activities
  • Support the TA Director in the review of all medical grant and donation requests (including Independent Medical Education requests) and congress sponsorship requests to ensure alignment with therapy area strategies.
  • Lead the development and implementation of advice seeking interactions (e.g. 1:1 interactions, advisory boards):
    • Identifying advisory board needs
    • Securing necessary approvals
    • Ensuring agenda meets local needs and not duplicated elsewhere
    • Leading the selection of participants
    • Completing due diligence reports and contracting
    • Ensuring insights/learnings are shared and addressed
  • Leverage medical and scientific knowledge to ensure that all materials produced are medically and scientifically accurate and in compliance with local and GSK requirements
  • Lead on training of promotional field force at quarterly training update meetings


  • MBBS, MD, PhD or PharmD
  • Strong foundation/expertise in the disease and therapeutic area (Oncology)
  • Ability to apply scientific knowledge and lead research programs
  • Ability to manage relationships with internal and external partners including Key External Experts and global stakeholders
  • Strong ability to leverage scientific knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a strategic partner with commercial functions would be considered an asset
  • Must possess a good understanding of the UK healthcare environment
  • Strong ability to develop timely and meaningful research protocols and study reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Industry Medical Affairs experience considered an asset
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Team player with a can do mindset and strong communication skills

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