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Job description

Site Name: UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Jun 10 2021

Provides leadership, oversight and manages the activities of within-country operational planning and delivery of Phase I-IV clinical trials in a specific country or cluster of countries; across all therapy areas (Rx and Vx) to the required quality standards, GSK written standards, local regulations and ICH GCP .

Job purpose and key responsibilities:

  • Leads the local study team consisting of within-country clinical operations team members, cross-functional experts (medical, regulatory, supply logistics, finance, legal, etc.), vendor staff and external clinical site staff involved in study preparation and delivery; providing both matrix leadership and project mangement of study activities within the countr(ies).
  • Serves as the operational point-of-contact between the central GSK study team and within-country study team. The LDL collaborates closely with local medical and regulatory affairs staff to align on local medical and scientific requirements. As required, collaborates with the local and above-country teams for conducting study feasibility and site selection within countr(ies).
  • Accountable for within-country delivery of assigned studies to time, budget and quality expectations as defined in the clinical development plan and study protocol as well as in local regulations, IND/GCP/ICHguidelines, GSK Corporate, Vaccines, and local SOPs and POLs.
  • Ensures that critical study timelines related to study activities within-countr(ies) are accurately forecasted and achieved and that recruitment targets, patient recruitment cycle times, data and audit quality are met. Provides trouble-shooting and problem resolution support for within-country study team to ensure productive, efficient study delivery.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of study systems, including completeness of the trial master file, and reporting study delivery progress to study team and key stakeholders.
  • Identifies and resolves or escalate risks and issues that may impact study delivery.
  • Provides feedback on performance, capabilities and competencies of study members to line management. As required, will review and approve monitoring visit reports and ensure appropriate site monitoring activities have been completed per the study monitoring plan.
  • Has the accountability to estimate, track and deliver against the local budget for the studies within their scope of responsibility.
  • As required, advises on contract development with Sites/CRO/Vendors and may participate in budget/contract negotiations with study vendors or clinical investigator sites.
  • As required, prepares the local Informed Consent Form and coordinates the submission of Clinical Study Application to Regulatory Authority (RA) and local Ethics Committees (ECs). Maintains communication with RA and ECs to ensure all regulatory requirements are met in a timely manner throughout the study.
  • Acquires and maintains an appropriate level of knowledge on the study compound, protocol, pathology of disease area being studied, competitive landscape within coutnr(ies), local treatment/immunization guidelines and local health care system requirements.
  • As required, assists with audits/inspections of local clinical operations department & study / sites in the country.
  • Continuously develops knowledge in the areas of GCP, internal company guidelines, SOPs, new monitoring, site and project management skills and capabilities. Responsible to identify and share best practices.
  • Available and willing to travel as job requires.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent. Any general science degree e.g. life science, medicine, clinical research, pharmacy etc.
  • Broad experience in clinical development or equivalent experience in the pharmaceutical or health-related field. A minimum of 3 years of clinical research experience within GSK or externally.
  • Excellent matrix leadership skills, promoting motivation and empowerment of others in order to accomplish individual, team and organisational objectives.
  • Solid operational knowledge of clinical research with experience in all stages of study lifecycle (start-up, recruitment and close out) and understanding of R&D and drug/vaccine development process.
  • Effective at problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills in a matrix environment
  • Stakeholder management skills required as the role includes interactions with external clinical site staff and senior stakeholders at a central or local level.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required in English and local language of the countr(ies).
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a dynamic environment. Works in an environment that is constantly evolving with new processes and systems, internally and externally and adapts to these changes quickly and efficiently.
  • Demonstrates track record in quality decision-making and problem resolution. Able to set and manage priorities, resource and performance targets of local study deliverables. Recognizes potential risks and can implement effective mitigation strategies.
  • Recognizes and reacts to changes that impact a study and/or program or practices, and has the skill set to assess the appropriateness of protocol/plans in the local environment.
  • Strong project management skills; comfortable projecting, managing, and reporting budget information (business and financial acumen) and able to develop scenarios and effective contingency plans.
  • Knowledge or ability to acquire expertise regarding use of multiple systems / tools related to clinical studies.
  • Deep knowledge of human research regulations in the countr(ies), IND/GCP/ICH-guidelines and GSK SOP/POL/guidelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science, PhD or equivalent coupled with previous project management experience

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:

Committed to development and highly regarded for skills and expertise in the function; sought as mentor and coach by others and willingly shares knowledge and advice. Local Delivery Lead (LDL)

Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.

Flexible and resilient with ability to evolve in changing and challenging environment

Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.

Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships.

Excellent problem-solving and ability to devise solutions in complicated and unfamiliar settings, a strong project management mindset, and demonstrated ability to work and lead in a matrix team environment.

Flexible and innovative thinking skills required

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email [email protected]

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