Clinical Research Director Pain, Homeworking

Homeworking, UK
15 Sep 2021
06 Oct 2021
Contract Type

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

As the Director of Clinical Research - Pain, you will deliver medical/scientific excellence and dynamic leadership of clinical studies and other clinical evidence gathering activities conducted by GSK Consumer Healthcare in line with specific category/ sub-category project strategies.

It is a great opportunity to be involved in the following areas:

  • Responsible for clinical development leadership within the Pain category/sub-category teams ensuring that the study programs are aligned, and support category innovation strategies approved by senior management.
  • Work closely with the Senior Director, Clinical Research to adopt and implement novel research methodologies in line with ICH GCP, where appropriate, to generate clinical evidence for impactful claims in support of successful product launches, brand positioning and messaging.
  • Overall responsibility for the design, implementation, reporting, interpretation, disclosure and publication of clinical studies detailed in research programs supporting consumer healthcare/category products and to ensure these are in compliance with external e.g. GCP, internal Medical Governance and other internal policy requirements.
  • Deliver expert technical knowledge and leadership to the business in clinical development activities helping to ensure best practice and achievements of business objectives based on science and values.

Why you? 

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Extensive experience of clinical research in the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry, preferably in a Consumer Healthcare / FMCH / Pharmaceutical business with international experience. Consumer Health care experience is greatly preferred.
  • Previous experience within Pain relief therapeutic area.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven track record of delivering clinical development programs/clinical studies/clinical evidence gathering activities
  • Demonstrated experience representing an organization with external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated competent business acumen
  • Line manager experience

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.  

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