Publications Lead, Singapore

Basic qualifications:

Minimum level of education: Master Degree in life science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology


  • At least 5-8 years of experience in scientific writing, regulatory writing, publications writing and processes
  • At least 2 years of Experience in Publications Management
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical company environment and specifically in matrix organization


  • Strong scientific, medical, biomedicaland/or pharmacist education is clearly an asset.
  • Excellent English skills, both verbal and written
  • Advanced IT skills (Office, Document management tools, Internet)
  • Strong knowledge and skills in project management


  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent leadership skills, promoting, motivating and empowering of others in order to accomplish individual, team and organizational objectives
  • Able to lead and work within teams and networks across functional and geographical boundaries
  • Able to set and manage priorities in a global environment
  • Act as a role model in line with GSK Vaccines core values and behaviors
  • Effective at problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Dependable self-starter

Preferred qualifications:

Preferred level of education: PhD

Prior experience in Pharma environment is an asset


Our Company

At GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) we are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, live longer. GSK is one of the world's leading research based healthcare companies, with over 100,000 employees in 150 countries across our Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare business.

We are proud of the difference we make and in 2016, FORTUNE Magazine ranked GSK #1 on its list of companies that are changing the world. The 'Change the World' list recognizes companies that have made significant progress in sustainable, scalable approaches to addressing societal problems as part of their company strategy. Put simply, our focus is on improving access and affordability of medicines, regardless of where people live or their ability to pay.

GSK has been present in Asia for over 50 years and our commitment to the region is strengthened by the establishment of our purpose-built headquarters for Asia. Situated in Singapore, GSK Asia House is a further step in our long-standing strategy to grow and diversify our company - emphasizing the globally balanced business we have built over the years. To better support Asia, we focus on developing talent to improve our ability to make the right decisions for healthcare professionals, patients and consumers across the region.

GSK Vaccines grew by 14% in 2016 and is one of the largest in the world. Every year we distribute nearly 1 billion doses to 170 countries, of which over 80% were supplied to developing countries. We produce 30 pediatric and adult vaccines, 11 of which are world first, to prevent a range of infectious diseases including; hepatitis, rotavirus and HPV infections, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, bacterial meningitis and influenza.

The Role

The Publications Lead is part of Publications Management Team in the Chief Medical Officer department.

The purpose of this role is to support the establishment of publication plans and the timely delivery of high quality publications, ensuring ethical and transparent disclosure of data while respecting procedures governing Scientific Exchange and maintaining compliance with GSK policy. In this role, you will be responsible for compliance with company policy and work closely with the study Accountable Physician/Scientist, Vaccines Development Lead and Global Medical Affairs Lead to collaborate on different aspects of the publication governance framework.

The Medical Governance framework for scientific exchange is complex and the risk of damage to the company reputation is high if good practices are not respected. In this role, you will need to make judgment calls to apply policy and practice recommendations to complex situations involving multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Fulfilling the requirements of this role will lead to enhanced understanding of the results of GSK studies with external communities and ultimately to enhanced company reputation.

Key Responsibilities:

In this regional role, you will have an oversight of all peer-reviewed publications activities at the level of an asset, ensuring robust planning and delivery as per customer needs.

  • Accountable for the establishment of the Data Dissemination Plan (DDP) per asset/region and responsible for the integration of publication related policy requirements and guidance into this DDP
  • Responsible for the overview of the delivery of the DDP per asset/region
  • Transversal role (Clinical, Epidemiology, Health Economics, safety, pre-clinical) and global role (central/region/Local levels)
  • Direct and major impact within Vaccines Business Units, centrally as well as in the Regions and local organizations

Responsible for developing and maintaining the Data Dissemination plan (DDP) with decision making power on the publication plan for publication ethics and medical governance aspects

  • Monitoring the publication budget at project/regional level,
  • Leading the delivery of publications activities in a timely manner and according to project/regional priorities in a matrix model organization,
  • Having the oversight of all project publication steering committee activities (and core writing team as appropriate).

Focus of the Project Publications Lead

  • Global focus at the project level covering peer-reviewed publications of Clinical/EPI/HE/MA/safety
  • Integration of the LOC/Regional publications plan in the global Data Disclosure plan
  • Focus of the regional Publications Lead
  • Regional and local peer-reviewed publications of Clinical/EPI/HE/MA/safety
  • Cross-project oversight at region/LOC

To contribute and support the project strategic objectives in partnership with the project/regional/LOC stakeholders (e.g. GAP analysis in collaboration with MA/LOCs)

Be the single point of contact (interface) for the project/region/LOC-related publications for stakeholders and in the relevant meetings.

  • Ensure appropriate update and communication of the Data Disclosure plan to stakeholders.
  • Provide feedback/information to team members on projects and regional/local activities

Accountable for project/region/LOC-level publication level risk assessment and escalation. Mitigate risks related to publication planning and delivery (GSK POL-408 timings, full disclosure, ethics and medical governance)

Act as Company Project Chief Editor for key publications:

  • Critical review of the scientific content to ensure high quality and ethics
  • Standardization & improvement of publications processes
  • Lead initiatives on continuous improvement of publication processes,
  • Adapt process based on the evolving publication policies, trends and guidance,
  • Align publication processes across functions, projects, regions

Other responsibilities include:

  • Train, coach and/or mentor (as appropriate) newcomers and less experienced team members in all areas of accountabilities and their integration in the team/company
  • Supervise and monitor the delivery of the Data Dissemination Plan amongst the different Publications Management Service providers involved in the project
  • Develop and re-inforce the external image of GSK, in alignment with the global GSK values, through attendance, interactions and presentation at meetings relating to public disclosure ethics
  • Develop good professional relationship with external experts, with agencies and journal editors/congress organizers

What We Can Offer You

GSK's dedication to the wellbeing of our employees is reflected in the benefits we offer; including healthcare for yourself and dependents, performance related bonus, long term incentives and a host of other flexible offerings you can tailor to your own preferences. We also offer a range of employee health and wellbeing programs including our truly unique Partnership for Prevention program, a global commitment by GSK to provide all employees with up to 40 preventative healthcare services bringing to life our mission to: do more, feel better and live longer.

Application Process

At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.

If you would like to join us in innovating and inspiring changes in the industry, we urge you to apply.

Applications close October 2, 2017

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