Principal Scientist, Category Medical Affairs, Respiratory & Skin Health
- Warren, NJ
Site Name: Warren NJ
Posted Date: Aug 17 2020
Principal Scientist - Category Medical Affairs
The purpose of this role is to support delivery of Medical Affairs excellence by providing expert insight & direction to category/ sub-category project teams.
The Role is accountable for project specific Medical Affairs support and also ensuring compliance with GSK SOPs and expectations.
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: This is an individual contribution role within a specific Consumer category/ sub-category providing medical/scientific affairs expert support on promotional practices, product information and new product development. Interacting with internal teams, such as Category Growth, regional medical, clinical operations, clinical research leads and Pharma teams, and external groups and people, such as government agencies, Health Care Practitioners, Health Care Organizations and other External Experts, to achieve company objectives and to build GSK reputation.
The role will have accountability for, and oversight of, the category/ sub-category medical affairs project related activities with the complexity of multiple stakeholders, complex governance and business expectations:
- Project specific commercial support - claims support including the creation of Claims Support Summary (CSS) documents and coordinating review / approval of promotional activities
- Medical support for business maintenance activities, regulatory requests
- Implementation of scientific engagement activities
- Contributor to the category/ sub-category medical team meetings
- Supporting GSK through engagement with external organizations including Health Authorities, Healthcare Organizations, External Experts etc
This role supports the Category Medical Affairs Lead in ensuring labeling of Category products with a clear understanding of the benefits and risks of the products and their appropriate use for the benefit of patients and consumers and in accordance with local laws and regulations.
These activities will involve building networks with and working closely with stakeholders and peers across different functions within the Category Medical Affairs Teams.
Key Responsibilities General
- Working as part of the Global Category Medical Affairs team support development of a Culture of High Performance
- Seek, challenge and implement ways to improve personal performance within Category Medical Affairs Team based on enterprise thinking
- Support Category Medical Affairs lead in ensuring medical compliance of Category products and activities to safeguard the interests of consumers and patients and GSK reputation
- Compliance with relevant Codes and SOPs of all promotional claims
- Oversight and implementation of Scientific Engagement activities initiated by Category
- Deliver expert technical knowledge at a project level in medical activities (including MI, PV and promotional practices) to ensure best practice and achievement of project objectives based on science and values
- Implementation of Medical Affairs plans (including claims / product changes) & delivery of outputs according to category/ sub-category project plans and agreed timelines
- Develop effective internal links with other GSK functions including CH Category, CDMA Leadership, Regional Medical, Clinical Research Leads and GSK Pharma teams to maintain awareness of developments and seek opportunities to drive simplification
- Becomes an expert "face" of GSK for a specific category/ sub-category and contribute towards collaborations with the external environment (Agencies, Professional Societies, Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Organizations and Consumers)
- Be a credible ambassador for GSK, in order to help inform GSK activities and to help deliver business objectives.
- Drive for medical consistency against category/ sub-category products supported across LOCs
- Drive knowledge and understanding of Safety with category/sub-category teams - work with Regional Medical Affairs to help embed understanding and compliance across Regions and LOCs
- Support deployment and oversight of Category training in Safety/Compliance Policies
- Appropriate escalation of any Safety/Compliance issues
- Development of Data Disclosure plans to ensure delivery of scientific data disclosure strategy to meet GSK policy requirements at a project level
Why you? Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Biomedical sciences, Medical or related scientific field
- 2 + years experience in the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry, preferably in a Pharmaceutical/ Consumer Healthcare / FMCH Business with experience in Medical &/or Scientific Affairs.
- Demonstrated experience and proven track record working as part of a Medical Affairs team within larger complex matrix organization.
- Clinical and / or academic research background preferred
- PhD, or Medical / Dental professional qualification (MD or equiv.) preferred
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:
- Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
- Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
- Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
- Sustaining energy and well-being.
- Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
- Budgeting and cost-consciousness.
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