Clinical Development Director, Vaccines
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence, USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Jul 10 2021 Every day, we help improve the health of millions of people around the world by discovering, developing and manufacturing innovative vaccines. We are the world's largest vaccines company by revenue, delivering vaccines that help protect people at all stages of life. Our R&D focuses on developing vaccines against infectious diseases that combine high medical need and strong market potential. As the Director (Senior Clinical Research and Development Lead) you will conduct Phase I-IV Clinical Development activities within a large program or group of related programs (led by a Clinical and Epidemiology Research & Development Project Lead - CEPL) or, for a mid-size program, ensuring the high quality and on-time delivery of all clinical data that will allow world-wide registration in compliance with the clinical development plan, good clinical practices, and GSK Vaccines standard operating procedures . You will have the opportunity to lead a matrix team, to author clinical development plans, design clinical trial protocols, and author clinical study reports and publications of high scientific, operational and ethical standards, ensuring consistency of data within program and across projects. You will be responsible for the clinical portion of file submission and its registration process, under the leadership and direction of the CEPL, taking primary responsibility and accountability for scientific and medical quality and timeliness of clinical trial synopses and protocols and all clinical trial documents, including the Investigator's Brochure and the Clinical Study Report. Key responsibilities Where applicable, support or act as the delegate of the Clinical and Epidemiology Research & Development Project Lead in representing GSK Vaccines in meetings with health authorities and the scientific community, net-work with thought leaders and international agencies as needed. You will also have the opportunity to represent clinical development within Vaccine Commercialization Team, Discovery Performance Unit, Protocol Review Board, and Toxicology Working Group . You will support internal process improvement activities and initiatives involving coordination of multidisciplinary working team across departments (clinical, safety, regulatory) and maintains contacts with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., Brighton collaboration working group, CDC, and others). Assumes accountability for the medical/legal and human safety aspects of the clinical program (if not an MD, assembles and transmits timely summaries of clinical safety data for review by competent medical officer). Responsibility for Data Listing review for the medical portion of data listing for individual studies, assure medical consistency within trial and across trials within program. Address scientific and medical issues related to one or more projects. Pay special attention to serious adverse events occurring during clinical trials and potential safety signals. Liaise with safety and pharmacovigilance department to develop Risk Management Plans (RMPs), Periodic Benefit Risk Evaluation Report (PBRER), Global Safety Data sheets, Development Safety Updated reports (DSUR), and Periodic Safety Updated Reports (PSUR) and serves on SRT (Safety Review Team), on clinical program level accountable for. In clinical programs, together with PV analyze safety and potential signals and escalate accordingly. Publishes clinical data in peer review journals and presents in external scientific meetings / congresses. Maintains and expands knowledge in medical and scientific competencies (as appropriate), vaccinology and trial methodology. Budget, resourcing and timing Liaise with the Regional Evidence Generation team to ensure alignment of clinical trial activities (includes but not limited to, scientific and medical issues as well as subjects' safety). Supports or Leads the Clinical Project Team(s) with a spirit of creativity and instills optimism and a can-do attitude Contribute to the clinical components of "Due Diligence" and other clinical activities in support of Business Development as applicable. People management; contributes to provide leadership, direction and vision for the team of CRDL function, serves as mentor in line / matrix reporting setting with an active interest in the leadership and technical development of team members. Why you? Basic Qualifications: MD 3 plus years of vaccine industry experience OR 10 plus years of clinical research experience working in a scientific, medical institution, or industry Experience in translating scientific skills in the field of vaccines and clinical research into business-driven strategies. Experience in GCP and ICH guidelines & working with Regulatory functions (i.e. filing IND, BLA, CTD) Preferred Qualifications: Specialism in the field of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, infectious diseases, clinical epidemiology, or pharmacoepidemiology. Previous experience in clinical vaccinology is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of vaccines, clinical research, translational science, and biomedical research regulation, including ICH and GCP. Knowledge and understanding of causes of infectious diseases, health interventions and the global public health landscape. Sensitivity to the needs of a diversified ethnic groups and ability to build rapport across the spectrum. Strategic thinking skills and achievement oriented. Able to critically analyse information, identify strengths and weaknesses of approaches and develop remedial actions to mitigate risks. Ability to understand high level corporate and business objectives: rapid, flexible, innovative working and decision making. Needs to possess highly effective communication skills and be capable of presenting ideas and data clearly to various audiences . License to practice medicine and board and/ or professional certification is an asset Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk. Managing individual and team performance. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Implementing change initiatives and leading change. Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally. Developing people and building a talent pipeline. Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation. Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally. Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen. Closing date for applications: 31 July 2021 *LI-GSK If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). 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