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Director, Senior Director & Executive Director, Safety Physician SERM (Safety Evaluation & Risk Management)

Warsaw, Poland

Site Name: UK - London - Brentford, Belgium-Wavre, Warsaw
Posted Date: Mar 6 2024

Director/Senior Director
Safety Physician, Medical Director (Safety, Evaluation & Risk Management)

Our SERM Safety Physician provides in-depth medical/scientific expertise in the safety evaluation and risk management of key GSK assets in clinical development and/or the post-marketing setting.

Our safety group ensures scientifically sound review and interpretation of data and management of safety issues and escalates benefit-risk issues identified through the safety review process to safety governance as appropriate. Makes recommendations for the further characterization, management, and communication of safety risks.

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With an expanding portfolio, in both development and established products, we are looking for a number of Physicians to engage in a multi therapeutic setting, including Neuroscience, Infectious Disease, HIV and more.

Key Responsibilities

Scientific/Medical Knowledge PV Expertise
  • Leads Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Planning and develops strategy for approach to evaluation of issues in the clinical matrix.
  • Leads the safety component of global regulatory submissions.
  • Expert evaluation skills and analytical thinking for literature review, clinical data synthesis, analysis and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated track record of quality decision making and creative problem resolution, based on assessment of all relevant supporting and conflicting information/factors and understanding of the wider context.
  • Demonstrates highly developed multi-tasking skills, ability to prioritise tasks and consistently delivers on deadlines, with high performance standards for quality.
  • Explores positions and alternatives to reach mutually beneficial agreements and solutions.
Cross-functional Matrix team leadership
  • Leads safety governance by development of safety strategy and its execution for products in clinical development and post marketing settings. Anticipates, detects and addresses product safety issues (e.g., product incidents) and ensures that risk-reduction strategies are implemented appropriately.
  • Facilitates safety governance/SRTs in the clinical development and post marketing settings by assisting in the establishment and operation of cross-functional teams in any SERM to detect and address product safety issues and ensures that risk-reduction strategies are implemented appropriately in clinical study protocols and/or product labelling.
  • Represents GS on cross-functional Clinical Matrix Teams and/or Project Teams. Leads cross-functional ad hoc teams to address urgent and important product safety issues.
  • Leads or participates in cross-functional process initiatives and/or Process Workstreams to drive efforts to improve adherence to regulations, data standards, quality and efficiency.
  • Authors/participates in written standard updates (e.g., SOPs) to ensure policies and regulations are being adhered to correctly and consistently.
  • Accountable for the escalation of issues and communication on safety matters (e.g., GSB, CHSLC, GLC, QPPV).
  • Builds strong working relationships and displays excellent leadership skills on safety issues whilst working in a matrix team, with a demonstrated ability to lead a team in a matrix setting. Ability to coach and mentor others.
Communications (verbal, written) and Influencing (internal PV Governance and External LTs)
  • Leads presentations on recommendations or safety issues to senior staff members at the GSK Senior Governance Committees. Has the skillset to interact with confidence, credibility, and influence at all levels of the GSK organisation. In addition, is expected to represent GSK and contribute to safety related discussions at meetings with regulatory authorities, outside consultants and other companies such as licensing partners.
  • Thinks tactically/strategically and takes account of the internal and external environment when considering safety issues and changes to SERM processes or business improvements. Contributes to development of long-term strategy for clinical programs.
    Regularly contributes innovative ideas to address new issues or improve approaches to existing operations.
  • Leads inspection readiness and prepared as needed to support audits/inspections.
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written) and influencing (internally and externally) skills.
Closing Date for Applications - [1st March 2024] (COB)

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Why you?

Qualifications & Skills:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Medical Doctor (physician) (or equivalent e.g. veterinarian/dentist with appropriate PV experience), with additional relevant medical or scientific post-graduate qualifications.
  • Significant pharmacovigilance experience relating to Safety Evaluation and Risk Management, encompassing both clinical development and post-marketing activities
  • Knowledge/experience of international pharmacovigilance requirements (e.g., ICH, GVP modules, CIOMS initiatives) and drug development and approval processes.
  • Experience working in large matrix organizations
  • Advanced experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry working in Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • An understanding of both clinical trial safety and post marketing.
  • Experience of working with oncology patients.
  • GMC registered or local equivalent
Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

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Client-provided location(s): Warsaw, Poland
Job ID: glaxo-389697-en-us-2
Employment Type: Other