US Medical Affairs-Medical Expert-Immunology and Rare Disease (NO Relocation to Headquarters Needed)

Basic qualifications:

  • Medical Doctor with board qualifications in Rheumatology is required.
  • Academic experience (+10 years) in Rheumatology.
  • Record of proven record of publications and communications and experience with medicine development.
  • Experience in Rheumatology, SLE & Vasculitis. Patient experience with belumumab preferred.
  • Has practical and broad working experience in the US with an established broad network of experts in Rheumatology.
  • High level of ethics and integrity
  • Pharmaceutical experience in R&D or Medical Affairs position and/or experience in external HCP Interactions between HCPs and Pharma/BIO Industry is an asset
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability of strategic planning
  • Demonstrated ability to work across boundaries and geographies effectively
  • Ability to navigate complex data and challenging situations to work through to effective solutions
  • Customer oriented/ Service oriented; mature; calm under pressure
  • Ready to coach, to support others
  • Operate effectively in multicultural matrix organization; networks readily
  • Strong business acumen and communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to identify and articulate the value of clinical and heath outcome data to internal stakeholders and external customers.
  • Robust knowledge of the US healthcare environment including disease-specific research priorities, public health need, competitor landscape, decision making practices of Managed Care Organizations, clinical practice trends and treatment guidelines evolution.



The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following leadership and business competencies:

  • Excellent communications and leadership skills.
  • Learning agility – ability to rapidly acquire and integrate new information and knowledge and apply them in a constantly changing environment.
  • Enable and drive change –ability to influence/lead directly to deliver results, proactively look for new opportunities and constantly anticipate the need for change.
  • Building collaborative relationships – ability to work effectively with others, delegate appropriately and foster a culture of collaboration.
  • Customer driven – ability to understand patient needs and institutional concerns, integrate into strategies and build a team that is customer-focused.
  • Continuous improvement – ability to drive a performance-based culture.
  • Flexible thinking – ability to analyze the external environment and translate to strategy and gain support of others to implement a vision. Must demonstrate good judgment.
  • Developing people – ability to develop influencing/leadership skills in others, act as teacher, coach and mentor toward others.

Preferred qualifications:

As above



Our medical affairs physicians and scientists are the experts on our medicines/vaccines and an extremely valuable part of our global business. In all countries where our medicines and vaccines are marketed, these professionals help to ensure that healthcare professionals can understand the appropriate use of our products, and also ensure that the patient remains at the heart of our decision making. Our Global Medical organization is at the forefront of the industry-leading changes to improve patient treatment options. We are committed to making GSK's Medical Affairs team the best in our industry, and a trusted valued partner in the delivery of healthcare to patients.

Within the US Medical Affairs (USMA) organization there are two primary Therapy Areas: 1) Specialty, Rare Disease, Classic and Established Medicines and 2) Respiratory. Each team is supported by Medical/Scientific Directors, health outcome scientists, field medical liaisons, medical information scientists, strategic capabilities, medical governance, operations and analytics. The US Medical Affairs organization provides critical insight into the needs of US Medical customers and patients, ensuring the accuracy and relevance of GSK's medical and scientific information in the US and assessing the evidence needs for US prescribers and payers.


The US Medical Expert reports to the USMA, Vice President& Therapeutic Area Head –Specialty, Rare Disease, Classic & Established Medicines and is responsible at the therapy area level for providing high-value rheumatology expertise to the internal organization, and leading external communications and engagement designed to educate, gain external expert insight and advocacy. The scope of the work is primarily national and the incumbent is accountable to lead across the immunology and rare diseases matrix and external customers to ensure credible scientific and promotional engagements with customers.

Providing highly informed scientific advice and support for the clinical development, economic valuation and commercialization of our medicines has become increasingly more essential in our ability to bring medicines of value to the market and to support patient accessibility. The urgency for dialogue both external to and within GSK is a result of the pace of scientific advancements and our changing customer landscape.

GSK has made a commitment to increase our medical external engagement to ensure we effectively engage key stakeholders who are top experts in their respective scientific communities. Medical experts are advising on and/or actively setting United States health policies and guidelines that impact on health care research, healthcare delivery and policy with potential implications for GSK therapeutic portfolios. GSK recognizes the need to strategically engage medical experts at a scientific level and in the various clinical and scientific discussions that play an influential role in shaping and setting national and global health practices and policies.

This executive director level position is necessary to provide ensure the highest scientific integrity across our portfolio Immunology/Rheumatology within U. S. Medical Affairs. The Medical Expert must be viewed as highly credible within the specific therapeutic area by external experts. The position provides an essential bridge to GSK that will enable the delivery of medicines of value to the market and patient. The education and experience required for this position is essential to ensure credibility to facilitate engagement with external medical community, to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of interpretation and integration of information within GSK. To ensure the continuum of peer to peer/clinical experiential conversations, the continuance of one day a month in a clinical practice setting is essential.

  • This position will be field based (with approximately 70% of the time spent in the field)
  • Externally Engage with High Profile External Experts
  • Deliver Promotional Presentations (Branded and Unbranded)
  • Actively participate in Ad Boards
  • Partner with Health Outcome Liaisons/MSLs/Health Policy Liaisons to see/present to certain customers (eg. Health plans, hard to see external engagements).
  • Provide internal training for Therapeutic Area as requested
  • LI-GSK

Please use the cover letter to highlight how you meet the qualifications and competencies for the role. Your CV along with your cover letter will be used to assess your application.

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