VP Disease Area Lead, Speciality, Clinical Sciences, Open to flexible working

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Stevenage, Brentford
26 May 2021
20 Jun 2021
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GSK seeks an outstanding clinical development leader to join our Clinical Sciences organization as the VP, Disease Area Lead, Speciality. This represents a unique opportunity to accelerate our expertise in new disease areas, and to contribute to building our industry-leading Development and Clinical Sciences organization. As a senior physician or clinical scientist, you will oversight of the clinical development strategies across all relevant programs after phase 1 through to registration across our growing Specialty portfolio, including Neurosciences, Infectious Disease, Rare Disease, Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Renal.

Reporting to Marek Honczarenko, SVP & Head Clinical Sciences, you'll have direct line function responsibility for all Clinical Sciences staff within Specialty (approx.10 direct reports, and up to 25 indirect reports) including physicians and clinical scientists. You'll work in a matrix role to support Early Development Teams (EDTs) for preparing Specialty programs for entry into clinical development and Medicine Development Teams (MDTs) for driving clinical strategy for late stage assets.

As a core member of the Protocol Review Forum (PRF), you will ensure the highest level of quality for all Specialty clinical protocols. Playing a pivotal role in collaborating with the Head of Clinical Sciences, your role will be to set up disease area strategies, ensuring the quality and robustness of the medicine vision, clinical development plans and the integrated evidence plans for programs in order to support the development, approval, commercialization and patient access to differentiated medicines with proven value. You will also be accountable for Medical Governance for clinical programs.

VP DAL Key Responsibilities in Detail

  • Single point of accountability for disease area strategy developed with input from internal GSK leaders & colleagues and from academic thought leaders, research leads, regulatory authorities, investigators and patient groups. You will provide Disease Area Clinical Leadership, Disease Area Expertise, Patient and Prescriber Insights at the disease level, including opening potential new areas of interest and optionality for alternative development pathways, enabling smart risk-taking by decision-makers for assets with indications in the disease area.
  • To drive innovation in design of clinical development plans and study protocols within the disease area, accessing world-class expertise through external and internal collaboration, harnessing digital, technological and statistical tools and with specific accountability to support early stage programs in the disease area by bringing in disease insights and clinical research expertise.
  • Provide Medical Governance with specific accountability for managing and mentoring clinical staff in the disease area line and ensure proper training and compliance with internal and external policies, guidance, laws and codes.
  • To develop and maintain Clinical Development Excellence in the disease area through talent identification, recruitment, development and retention, to support the pipeline and marketed portfolio.
  • To ensure quality of clinical deliverables within the disease area including all documents and submissions including clinical data, through methods such as peer review, knowledge sharing/management, and standards and compliance.
  • To act as Data Steward of the clinical data for the disease area (may include multiple assets)
  • To manage resourcing of Clinical projects within the disease area across the assets in scope including portfolio projects and programs (encompassing Research stage projects, Development projects (from Phase II onwards) and business development/due diligence activities).

Basic qualifications

  • MD or PhD with expertise in a relevant Specialty TA (eg Infectious Diseases, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience)
  • You will be a recognized expert in Specialty & clinical research, demonstrating depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of scientific, medical, regulatory and digital data environments, practices and requirements.
  • Skilled in leveraging your expert knowledge for scientific, technical, clinical and regulatory strategic thinking, problem solving and decision making in the evolving healthcare and digital data environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams and allocate resource strategically and according to portfolio priorities.

Preferred qualifications

  • Proven ability to manage and develop self and work collaboratively with others to deliver innovative and creative results and solutions.
  • Broad understanding of local and global Pharmaceutical industry, competitive landscape, how end-to-end life and revenue cycles operate
  • Strong people management, leadership and motivational skills
  • Superior stakeholder management skills, across scientific, academic, regulatory and political communities to identify and achieve mutual goals for the well-being of patients and our communities

Leadership Characteristics

  • A talented and experienced leader motivated by the desire to make a difference in patients' lives.
  • Excited by challenging goals and positively impacting the progression of medicines of value to patients that provide the adequate return to the business.
  • Proven ability to think and plan uniquely and strategically, to work with members of other functions within a matrix environment.
  • Intrigued by innovation, creativity and new opportunities to learn
  • Energized by delivering high standards through collaboration and motivating others across the organization
  • Passionate about developing others into future leaders
  • Committed to maintaining the highest compliance standards

Closing date for applications: 20th June 2021

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