Senior Epidemiology Lead

Basic qualifications:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Postgraduate qualification in Epidemiology OR PhD Epidemiologist in infectious diseases and/ or vaccine-related epidemiology.
  • Minimum 2 years of advanced training or experience in infectious diseases and/ or vaccine-

related epidemiology in a complex work enviroment

  • Training in the principles of epidemiologic study design, conduct, and quantitative analytical methods used for epidemiological studies
  • Skills and ability to review the statistical and epidemiological literature to identify appropriate methodology to achieve research goals
  • Self-motivated with the ability to effectively work independently and in a team, and to develop credibility with colleagues within and outside Clinical RDC
  • Ability to resolve problems through resourceful use of information and contacts
  • An organizer /planner /analyzer /implementer / problem-solver with demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Able to understand and interpret scientific methods and information and communicate the data to both scientific and lay audiences, in written and presentation formats
  • Strong skills in using statistical tools and database software, as well as proficiency in collating and analyzing epidemiologic data
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Problem-solver; ability to see solutions to complex, unique situations where the epidemiological principles need to be applied
  • Ability to handle a high degree of change in priority projects. Ability to deal calmly with complex managerial and technical issues. Diplomacy and cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work well within a global and matrix environment, balance priorities, and handle multiple tasks through good planning, project administration, and organization skills.
  • Customer oriented/ Service oriented; mature; calm under pressure
  • Team player

Preferred qualifications:



Job Purpose

To be responsible for Epidemiological studies within a large program or group of related programs (led by a Clinical and Epidemiology Research & Development Project Lead - CEPL) within the context of the GSK Vaccines process in order to ensure the high quality and on-time delivery of all epi data that will allow and support world-wide registration in compliance with the clinical and epi development plan, applicable good practices, and GSK Vaccines standard operating procedures (SOP).

Key responsabilities

  • Contribute significantly to the development of worldwide epidemiological strategy and policies and their implementations and research plan to accomplish that strategy in one (or more) vaccine/disease areas.
  • Work effectively with the clinical development team and the access team to communicate about disease occurrence, disease understanding, payer evidence, risk management plan, and safety issues based on reviews of available literature and/or new epidemiological studies.
  • Responsible to manage and implement epidemiological activities according to strategy and plan with the support of the operational teams: involve in strategic plan, discussion, study design, protocol review, data collection, compilation and interpretation and scientific writing for publication, as well as literature reviews and compilation of existing epidemiologic data;
  • Primary responsibility for development of study design and data collection for epi studies.
  • Author final report summarizing study results. Write and co-author manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. Make presentations to the scientific, medical, and public health communities at national and international meetings.
  • Effectively represent GSK Vaccines to external stakeholders, including regulatory authorities, international bodies, and key scientific opinion leaders.
  • Plan and coordinate scientific dissemination of epidemiology data, in consultation with internal partners and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to cross functional activities as epidemiologist representative: task forces/working groups, development of policies/guidances related to epidemiology activities and also organizational work stream
  • Provide support to Regional Epidemiologists as needed.
  • Partner with external groups conducting epi and other community studies globally; initiate and manage external collaborations globally.

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