Medical Director
Makati, Philippines
13h ago

Are you interested in a medical affairs role that leverages your project management expertise to accelerate global medical affairs engagement?

If so, this Office Based Medical Affairs Manager role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As an Office Based Medical Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring adequate therapy area input, maximized leveraging of existing Medical platforms, and aligned implementation of Medical Affairs processes and initiatives across the Medical organization.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following :

Job Purpose

To provide strategic support to the management team for vaccine business

  • Develops and maintains a high level of technical expertise in relation to vaccines / immunization
  • To ensure vaccine-related medical governance in support of the Medical Governance Officer
  • To provide vaccine-related medical input into all LOC activities
  • To manage a team of Medical Affairs managers, MSLs responsible for vaccine-related medical affairs
  • To interface effectively with regional and global colleagues
  • To plan, implement, coordinate health economic and epidemiological studies
  • T o act as the local medical lead and / or provide local medical oversight for GSK sponsored Phase I-IV clinical studies and selected GSK sponsored EPI studies allocated in the country
  • To be responsible for timely and appropriate communication of clinical study results, including presentation and publication, in compliance with disclosure requirements
  • To provide strategic input in the evidence generation to support Vaccines business in Philippines
  • Key Responsibilities

    1. Scientific Communications

  • Conducts internal and external scientific presentations related to GSK vaccines
  • Conducts scientific engagement with public health authorities in collaboration where appropriate with government affairs
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of local clinical trial reports, manuscripts for publication and abstracts for meetings and conferences
  • Supports investigators and their presentations at selected conferences
  • 2. Medical Affairs

  • Serves as the primary local medical spokesperson for GSK Vaccines in interactions with governments, advisory bodies, health organizations and professionals, mass media, and the public
  • Provides strong technical, medical substance and depth to GSK Vaccines interactions with government
  • Develops and positively reinforces the external scientific standing and credibility of GSK Vaccines among health officials and policy / advisory bodies
  • 3. Medical Input to LOC Activities

  • Contributes to vaccine-related issues management, including interactions with external experts, regulatory authorities, medical organizations, and the public
  • Provides expert medical input for all LOC vaccine-related functions
  • Provides Vaccines with medical input for strategic marketing planning
  • Participates in Clinical / Commercial / Regulatory (CCR ) meetings and inter-departmental cooperation in relation to vaccines
  • Supports all new vaccines launches
  • Contributes to the development, organization, and implementation of vaccine product, safety, and other relevant training activities
  • Responsible for medical review and approval of local materials and responses to challenges according to SOPs, national and international standards
  • 4. Clinical R&D

  • Act as the local medical lead and / or provide local medical oversight for GSK sponsored Phase I-IV clinical studies and selected GSK sponsored EPI studies allocated in the country.
  • Alternatively the MD may nominate other qualified medical staff in the team as the LML if he / she is adequately trained

  • Liaises closely with and supports GSK Vaccines headquarters in the implementation and completion of phase 1 4 studies, PMS, and epidemiological projects
  • Reviews and provides medical approval of all research reports and future publications, when required
  • 5. Medical Governance

  • Serves as the ethical guardian for GSK Vaccines in country
  • Ensures the highest standards of medical and scientific accuracy in all vaccine-related communications, including with health care professionals, government, advisory bodies, mass media, and members of the public
  • 6. Local Study Activities

  • Plans and conducts epidemiological studies related to vaccine pipeline and existing products to support Medical Affairs activities
  • Plans and conducts health economic studies in relevant vaccines to support government tender and private market
  • Ensures local vaccine clinical / epidemiological / health economic studies meet the required standards of GCP / GSK SOPs, including approval by the relevant GSK central body
  • Prepares, reviews, and approves local study manuscripts for publication and abstracts for meetings and conferences
  • 7. Regulatory Support

  • Provides medical input into all vaccine-related regulatory submissions
  • Provides proactive medical input into all vaccine-related regulatory issues
  • Develops effective communications and good working relationships with regulatory authorities, always in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs
  • 8. Regional / Global Activities

  • Participates as directed in regional and global Vaccines processes and activities
  • Develops and maintains effective interactions with Vaccines AP regional and country staff
  • Develops and maintains effective interaction with Vaccines central groups and individuals
  • 9. General

  • Develops and maintains a high level of technical expertise in relation to vaccines / immunization
  • Contribute to LOC management processes / activities as appropriate
  • Maintains professional competence and credibility through keeping abreast of the scientific literature, participation in meetings, training, external networking, and selected external clinical / public health engagements as agreed
  • Why You?

    Basic Qualifications :

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

  • Minimum three (3) years practical medical experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of work experience in pharmaceutical industry with expertise in infectious diseases, vaccines development, epidemiology, or public health
  • People management experience preferred
  • Special knowledge and interest in infectious diseases
  • Preferred Qualifications :

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

  • Excellent understanding of medical functions and medical affairs activities
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to develop relationships based upon trust and mutual respect
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