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Scientific Lead within Medical Affairs

  • Mississauga, CANADA
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Job description

Site Name: Canada - Ontario - Mississauga
Posted Date: Jun 9 2022

The Scientific Lead (SL) within Medical Affairs will be responsible for providing expert scientific capability and leadership while managing a broad range of Medical Affairs activities associated with his or her assigned products and within the Vaccines therapy area;

·  They will develop and implement local research strategies to address data gaps and advance the scientific/clinical understanding of GSK medicines and vaccines.
·  They will be accountable for leading external scientific/clinical exchange with the scientific and medical community and to bring the medical voice of the customer back into the organization (includes 1:1 interactions, advisory boards, medical education, congress presentations, publications and congress sponsorships).
·  They will work with the Medical team, the cross-functional teams, and global teams providing scientific/clinical expertise, advice and technical leadership on GSK products in the Canadian market by developing and implementing a local, integrated medical strategy and customer engagement plans.


·  Provide expert scientific product and disease knowledge and trusted medical leadership to GSK Canada and to International Medical Networks
·  Build and leverage high quality scientific knowledge and capability expertise across the enterprise
·  Deliver external engagement excellence characterized by timely, responsible and responsive interactions with the external medical and scientific community to achieve a two-way trusted scientific partnership
·  Accountable for regular review and analysis of data analytics and medical voice of customer to derive insights and develop action plans to deliver on the medical strategy
·  Lead, develop and implement a local Medical Strategic Plan for vaccines within the  therapy area including:
·  Identifying areas of research interest and developing timely local study protocols which advance the scientific understanding of our medications
·  Identifying areas of medical education interest                 
·  Identifying advisory board/1:1 interaction needs, and leading their implementation and follow-up
·  Ensuring alignment with commercial strategic planning
·  Managing research budget and budget forecasting processes for assigned products and therapy areas
·  Provide scientific assessment of pipeline products to enhance the local and the global development plans that maximize the scientific understanding of these potential future assets
·  Interact with global teams to influence global clinical development plans in order to optimize patient access to innovative medicines and vaccines in Canada
·  Provide scientific strategic input to the regulatory and reimbursement teams to allow GSK to demonstrate the value of GSK products to achieve optimal product labeling, reimbursement outcomes and patient access.
·  Evaluate and manage investigator-sponsored studies to advance research on disease and its treatment, aligned to the areas of research interest
·  Deliver study reports and local publications related to local research activities
·  Support the TA Director in the review of medical grant and donation requests (including Independent Medical Education requests) and congress sponsorship requests to ensure alignment with therapy area strategies.
·  Lead the development and implementation of advice seeking interactions (e.g. 1:1 interactions, advisory boards)
·  Leverage medical and scientific knowledge to ensure that all materials produced are medically and scientifically accurate and in compliance with local and GSK requirements


·  Post-graduate scientific degree (MSc, MD, PhD or PharmD)
·  Strong foundation/expertise in immunology, vaccines or infectious disease preferred
·  Ability to manage relationships with internal and external partners including Key External Experts and global stakeholders
·  Strong ability to leverage scientific knowledge
·  Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
·  Demonstrated courage, curiosity, agility and innovative thinking mindset
·  Must possess a good understanding of the Canadian healthcare environment
·  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·  Excellent interpersonal skills and problem-solving capabilities


·  Industry Medical Affairs experience (3-5 years)
·  Demonstrated ability to work as a strategic partner with commercial functions
·  Strong project management skills
·  Strong business and financial acumen


GSK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals to apply to our career opportunities. GSK is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies, please contact us at .  Please do not send resumes to this e-mail and instead apply through the online application process of this posting.

As a health and science-based organization, GSK is committed to following the recommendations as set out by Health Canada and taking all necessary steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which includes getting the COVID-19 vaccine. We feel strongly that this is the best way to help protect those we value most: our employees, families, communities and the patients and consumers we serve. To that end, we are taking an important step to ensure the safety of our employees during this global public health crisis.

Only employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may attend our Mississauga and Laval corporate offices. In addition, all customer-facing employees who, as part of their job, attend healthcare settings such as hospitals, pharmacies, doctors’ offices and dentists’ offices will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, employees may seek an accommodation for human rights-related reasons, including medical or disability-related conditions, or religious beliefs.

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