Scientific Advisor - Oncology, Homeworking - Open to flexible working

Homeworking, UK
07 Jan 2022
07 Feb 2022
Contract Type

Exciting opportunity to join our UK based Medical Affairs Oncology team covering Immuno-oncology, cell therapy, cancer epigenetics and synthetic lethality. If successful, you’ll be responsible for providing expert scientific capability and leadership while managing a broad range of Medical Affairs activities associated with their assigned assets and within the UK Oncology Pipeline. This will include

  • They will develop and implement local research strategies to address data gaps and advance the scientific/clinical understanding of GSK’s pipeline assets.
  • Accountability 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).
  • work with the broader Medical team, the cross-functional teams, and global teams providing scientific/clinical expertise, advice and technical leadership of GSK’s  pipeline within the UK market by developing and implementing a local, integrated medical strategy and customer engagement plans.

This is a permanent position within the team offering home working flexibility and  around 15% travel, once COVID allows.

Your responsibilities

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

  • 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 GSK’s Solid Tumour Oncology Pipeline
  • 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
  • Lead, develop and implement a local Medical Strategic Plan for aligned pipeline assets 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
  • Managing research budget and budget forecasting processes for assigned products and therapy areas
  • 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
  • Support the Therapy Area 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 on training of colleagues and MSLs on the solid tumour pipeline as appropriate

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • BSc or equivalent within life science related field
  • 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
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Educated to MBBS, MD, PhD or PharmD level, ideally with a focus within oncology
  • Industry Medical Affairs experience considered an asset
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong business and financial acumen

Why GSK?

GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. This special purpose – along with our goal of being one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies – helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.

We take pride in providing access to all and continually focus on our opportunity and obligation to do more to improve inclusion and diversity: for our people inside GSK; in the way we do business; and in the communities where we operate. 

We want our company to be a place where diversity of people and thought is valued everywhere and where we’re all able to be ourselves and feel a sense of belonging. An inclusive organization where we all feel valued, engaged and supported, knowing that our work makes an important contribution to our mission. Reinforced by our clear values and expectations, it is part of our DNA. Together we achieve extraordinary things for our patients and consumers, who rely on us each and every day.

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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