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USMA Medical Expert- Oncology/Hematology (Home or HQ based) at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Are you an oncology /hematology external expert who'd be keen to join the pharmaceutical industry in a US Medical Affairs position whereby you could maintain ongoing long-term collaborative peer-to-peer relationships with key thought leaders AND navigate with GSK's Commercial and R&D Development teams?   If so, this is the role for you to use your expertise and begin a pharmaceutical career.

GSK’s Research & Development Pipeline in Oncology:

GSK Oncology is committed to the discovery and development of new and potentially life-changing therapies for patients with cancer. Our vision is for people with cancer to not only to live, but to live well, because we are delivering innovative and transformational medicines. GSK’s approach to oncology is focused on innovation in the areas of immuno-oncology, cell therapy, cancer epigenetics, and most recently in genetic medicine, thanks to our recent acquisition of Tesaro, Inc. and a new global alliance with Merck KGaA. (also known as EMD Serono in the U.S.)


The Medical Expert (ME) Oncology/Hematology is a trained disease area expert in oncology, hematology or immunology with strong name recognition and a credible voice of Medical with external customers. The ME will report to the US Therapeutic Area Head, Oncology. The ME Oncology ensures strategic information of the disease flows between markets and Development; and coordinates with the Global Franchise Medical Directors. The incumbent will establish and maintain ongoing long-term collaborative peer-to-peer relationships with key thought leaders and manages International and National Key Opinion Leader activities, including Advisory Boards; aligns with markets and regions to ensure transparency regarding KOL activities. This role partners tightly with Commercial and R&D Development teams and is a core member of the US Oncology team. 

Key Responsibilities

• Develops and implements Medical Affairs Plans, including study and publication plans, for key products in the portfolio

• Congress planning

• Ensures linkage between the Development and Commercial teams with respect to the communication strategy, training strategy, development of Medical plans and Advisory Board planning

• Develops and executes study protocols for GSK Sponsored studies, in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders, to produce high quality data to support the goals of the Medical Plan

• Evaluates Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR), participates in Clinical Trials Review Process and is accountable for activities related to approved ISRs

• Authors and assists with scientific publications, including abstracts, posters, manuscripts and whitepapers. Generates medical and scientific information materials

• Plans, develops, and generates content and delivers internal and external scientific and educational programs

• Establishes and maintains ongoing long-term collaborative peer-to-peer relationships with key thought leaders and manages Key Opinion Leader activities, including Advisory Boards; aligns with markets and regions to ensure transparency regarding KOL activities

• Contributes to, reviews and approves medical/scientific communications including marketing materials and participates in Promotional and Scientific Content Approval Processes

• Responds to unsolicited requests for information from healthcare professionals that are received either directly or indirectly through Regional organizations, in accordance with all compliance regulations and policies

• Serves as liaison for Medical and Scientific Affairs activities across BMS Medical and Scientific partners for collaborative projects

• Maintains clinical, scientific and technical expertise in specific therapeutic areas; reviews scientific journals; attend scientific and key technical meetings; participate in internal training programs.

  • Keeps abreast of the current literature, collects and communicates medical and scientific insights and intelligence relevant to Lifecycle and product portfolio

  • This is an HQ or field-based position with a domestic travel requirement of over 50%.

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Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals

  • Physician (M.D. or equivalent) with training and scientific expertise in Hematology, Oncology or Immunology.

  • Current Medical license or eligibility for a US Medical license (or equivalent outside of the US) is required.

  • • Experience in the field/field expertise; external network with strong name recognition

  • • Develops and maintains strong Thought Leader network, scientific societies and functional teams

  • • The ability to connect the “internal” science to the “external” unmet medical need

  • • Understanding of the US Healthcare landscape and dynamics

  • • Ability to communicate complex clinical data in a user-friendly way

  • • Ability to leverage real-world evidence in the patient outcome

  • • Expertise in disease areas relevant to GSK Oncology portfolio

  • • Hands-on experience in designing and executing clinical trials

  • • Functional understanding of drug Development

  • • Deep understanding in developing and implementing Medical strategies

  • • Strong cross-functional collaboration with Commercial organization, Clinical Research and Development, HEOR and Regulatory Affairs.


• Minimum of 10+ year of mix of development/clinical (includes non-industry) and medical experience, but with an emphasis on Global or Market Based Medical Affairs experience

• Clinical or Academic Experience (Patient Facing) is desirable

• Advanced Leadership skills/experience managing people and portfolio

• Understanding of Research and Drug Development and the ability to communicate the data in an impactful way

• Medical Strategy Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Board certification in Hematology/Oncology

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:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox.

  • Managing individual performance.

  • Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritisation, execution, delivering performance.

  • Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organisational transformation.

  • Building a resilient organisation.

  • Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organisation and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit.

  • Managing P&L and capital allocation

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