- Permanent, Full Time
- Closes 22nd June 2018
- Requisition ID: WD166076
This position functions within GlaxoSmithKline’s Real World Evidence and Epidemiology Department which contributes to the successful development and commercialization of new therapies and supports a wide range of areas, from Market Assessment to Clinical Development and Safety and Effectiveness Evaluation. Staff in Real World Evidence and Epidemiology provide leadership and expertise to develop and execute the Epidemiology strategy across the whole spectrum of drug development, from early drug discovery to registration, reimbursement and lifecycle management.
• Act as a technical expert in epidemiology, maintain and expand an epidemiology support strategy aligned to the drug development strategy and aimed to:
o Improve disease understanding relevant to drug development: incidence, prevalence, risk factors, natural history course, treatment patterns, co-morbidities, co-medications, outcome measures, phenotypes, biomarkers, unmet needs, and their variations across domains such as demographics and geographies.
o Support clinical trial design, in particular identification of the target population, protocol development, patient recruitment and patient medical history data ascertainment.
o Contribute to medication safety evaluation: provide background event rates, synthesize existing evidence including through meta-analyses, identify high-risk populations.
o Support post-marketing surveillance activities: risk evaluation mitigation strategies, epidemiology studies for signal detection and inference, post-authorization studies of treatment benefit and risk.
• Critically appraise existing epidemiology evidence and create new evidence through delivery of specific research plans/protocols and analysis of healthcare databases available within GSK.
• Develop strong partnerships with internal stakeholders in a multi-disciplinary framework (clinical, safety, regulatory, health outcomes, asset leadership and commercial functions) to meet product needs.
• Plan resource allocation to accomplish multiple research projects and attain project and study timelines.
• Identify innovative, timely and cost effective methods to conduct epidemiologic studies.
• Negotiate internal funding of projects.
• Develop and negotiate research plans with external collaborators in academia or contract research organizations and work effectively with vendors for outsourced studies.
• Communicate study findings to relevant internal and external audiences effectively.
• Author epidemiology sections of a variety of regulatory submission documents, such as Risk Management Plans and others.
• Extend a track record of external publications in peer reviewed journals.
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Closing date for applications: June 22nd
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A combination of academic training and practical experience in epidemiology is required. This may consist of:
o Doctoral degree (PhD., ScD or DrPH) in epidemiology (preferred) or Master’s degree (minimum requirement) in a relevant discipline (i.e. health services research, health outcomes research, public health, statistics or pharmaceutical sciences)
o Clinical degree (e.g., in medicine, pharmacy, nursing) and a masters degree in Epidemiology with at least five years experience leading epidemiologic research.
experience conducting pharmaco-epidemiologic research
Self motivated with the ability to work independently to develop credibility with colleagues within and outside Epidemiology, as well as interact effectively in multi-disciplinary matrix teams.
Broad experience in collaborating with research partners
Ability to work well within a business-driven environment, balance priorities and handle multiple tasks through careful planning, stakeholder management, project administration, and organisational skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific evidence to peers and at scientific meetings.
Record of high-quality, peer-reviewed epidemiology and/or outcomes research publications preferred.
At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.
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