Associate Director, Supported Studies Coordinator, Open to flexible working

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Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
22 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021
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GSK Supported Studies team is being transformed into a Center of Excellence for the operational delivery of supported studies across GSK.  If you are energized by defining new ways of working and are looking for a leadership role where you can make a difference to patients, this could be the role for you.

As the Associate Director Supported Studies Coordinator you will be responsible for three critical areas in the delivery of supported studies.  1) coordination and facilitation of study proposals approval of Investigator Sponsored (ISS) and Supported Collaborative Studies (SCS) for one of our key therapeutic areas, Oncology, Specialty Care and General Medicine; 2) Establishing and managing the Study portfolio planning process. This includes leading the development of an agreed portfolio of studies balancing strategic priorities and internal resource availability.  3) Establishing and owning the Study performance reporting to key stakeholders including study delivery progress and tracking to budget.  

This role requires strategic partnership with senior stakeholders including Medical Affairs Therapeutic Heads and local medical affairs heads. 

This role may have the opportunity for line management reporting of Study Delivery Associates.

These studies support the GSK Teams to develop scientifically credible, high-quality evidence aligned with the needs of regulators, the scientific community, and decision makers responsible for granting access and reimbursement.

‘Be You’ at GSK

At GSK, we're a company with a purpose to help people do more, feel better and live longer. We realise that our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best. Therefore, we want all applicants to be able to perform their best throughout the recruitment process.

We will be delighted to hear from talented individuals that align to our values. These are at the heart of everything we do and include: Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living our values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. In return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Together, we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us.

As a employer, we empower you to be yourself, share ideas and work collaboratively

In this role you will

Lead the coordination of study submissions and facilitation of the study proposal review and approval.  This includes:

  • receipt of the proposals of interest from the investigators, through to the review and approval of the proposals.
  • Liaising directly with the LOCs to manage communication with Investigators at submission and review phase.
  • Coordinating the review and approval of the proposals of interest across GSK including medical teams, safety, stats, legal, etc.
  • Communicating decisions of the outcomes of the proposal to relevant internal stakeholders.

Study Portfolio Planning

  • Working in partnership across therapeutic areas to develop and agree the portfolio of studies and Areas of Interest for each asset.  This includes coordination and agreement across TAs to the number of studies, the timing of studies and securing if required additional resourcing.

Study Performance and Financial Reporting

  • Working in partnership with the other coordinators and medical teams, establish a standardised way of reporting study progress including financials
  • Lead and own the study performance reporting
  • Responsible for accuracy of systems

Closing Date for Applications: December 5th 2021 (COB)

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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.

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Why you?

Qualifications & Skills:

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

  • Bachelor/ master’s degree in relevant area
  • Experience using financial systems and financial reporting
  • Experience working in matrix environment
  • Proven ability to build and nurture relationships with a range of stakeholders 
  • Strong project management skills within the pharmaceutical industry (including scope, budget, timeline, and resource planning and management, and use of associated tools and support where available); comfortable projecting, managing, and reporting budget/ study-level information. Other industry experience can also be relevant if strong project management skills have been proven
  • Experience of working in academic partnerships and/or external alliances with proven clinical project or alliance management skills.
  • Demonstrated awareness of the principles of quality, safety, risk management and compliance (ICH and GCP)

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

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

  • Advanced degree (e.g. MS, PhD, PharmD) or equivalent experience
  • Clinical Operations experience

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the biggest changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.​

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.​

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.​

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

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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