Director, Epidemiology, Open to flexible working

Homeworking, Brentford
09 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021
Contract Type

UK (Brentford) or Home based

Are you energized by a leadership role that requires strategic thinking and extensive internal and external engagement? If so, this Epidemiology Director role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

As an Epidemiology Director, you will be responsible for working with diverse internal and external stakeholders to develop, implement and deliver a diverse program of real world studies supporting a differentiated benefit risk and value evidence late stage product profile.

This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress your career, these responsibilities include some of the following:

  • As a technical expert in epidemiology and the therapeutic area, develop, implement and drive evolution of critical aspects of GSK's real world evidence strategy for a key late stage asset
  • Have accountability for post-marketing activities: risk evaluation mitigation strategies, epidemiology studies for signal detection and inference, post-authorization studies of treatment benefit and risk.
  • Propose and lead real world evidence studies in support of product scientific and access strategy
  • Develop strong partnerships with internal stakeholders in a multi-disciplinary framework (clinical, safety, regulatory, value evidence, medical affairs, market access, asset leadership) to meet product needs.
  • Identify innovative, timely and cost effective methods of conducting and delivering real world evidence studies 
  • Develop and negotiate real world evidence plans with external collaborators in academic or contract research organisation with effective management of outsourced studies.
  • Effectively communicate key scientific messages from real world studies to relevant internal and external audiences.
  • Represent the company position on relevant real world evidence to regulatory and payer agencies.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Doctoral degree (PhD., ScD or DrPH) in epidemiology (preferred) or a relevant discipline (i.e. health services research, health outcomes research, public health, statistics or pharmaceutical sciences) OR
  • Clinical degree (e.g., in medicine, pharmacy, nursing) and a masters degree in Epidemiology with at least five years experience leading pharmaco-epidemiologic research in a drug development environment. 
  • Demonstrable experience leading pharmaco-epidemiologic and/or real world evidence research programs in a drug development environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific evidence to peers and at scientific meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Expertise in epidemiology of chronic conditions, preferably renal and metabolic conditions
  • Experience of interactions with regulatory and payer authorities
  • Self motivated with the ability to work independently to develop credibility with colleagues within and outside Epidemiology, as well as interact effectively in multi-disciplinary matrix teams to influence decisions.
  • Broad experience in collaborating with research partners
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic thinking and problem resolution to fill evidence gaps.
  • Ability to work well within a business-driven environment, balance priorities and handle multiple tasks through careful planning, stakeholder management, project administration, and organisational skills.
  • Record of high-quality, peer-reviewed epidemiology and/or outcomes research publications and/or demonstrated leadership in external scientific societies/industry-wide collaboration
  • Experience in leading epidemiology research in US and EU

Why GSK?

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.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

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.

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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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