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Are you a pharmaceutical executive with expertise in oncology medicine development and successful drug registration and you seek to join a company committed to focus on Oncology R & D? If so, this VP position may be ideal for you to explore.

GSK Oncology is in an exciting and expanding transformation in response to a significant increase in GSK's early and late stage medicine development volume in Oncology. This transformation has resulted in a rapidly expanding portfolio of clinical development assets requiring both strong scientific and clinical development expertise and leadership skills for influencing internal and external stakeholders. In that regard, GSK seeks four (4) new Vice Presidents to support each of Immuno-Oncology, Cancer Epigenetics and Oncology Genetic Medicine (this post is for Immuno-Oncology: please visit the other posts for role specifics). The position of VP reports to the SVP- Oncology Clinical Development

GSK Oncology R&D is focused on building industry-leading portfolios in three cutting-edge areas of science:

  • Immuno-Oncology : Invest to develop differentiated assets and combinations in increasingly crowded IO space.
  • Cancer Epigenetics : Take a more focused approach, pruning some existing assets while maintaining efforts in discovery and clinical development of most promising programs
  • Cell Therapy (CGT): Utilize competitive platform play based on patented technology
  • Genetics: Inhibiting pathways that contribute to aberrant DNA repair
  • For more Information on GSK Oncology, please visit:


    The VP - Clinical Development - Immuno-Oncology will be accountable for all aspects related to the development of the clinical assets in the Immuno-Oncology portfolio. The VP will be responsible for managing physicians and clinical scientist assigned to the clinical development team(s). As a key responsibility, the VP-Development will supervise the design and implementation of the clinical development strategy and plan for the Immuno-Oncology portfolio, including the strategic positioning of individual assets, the effective allocation of development resources, and the timely and successful execution of clinical trials.

    This role of VP - Clinical Development - Immuno-Oncology requires an experienced, cross-matrix senior leader capable of implementing and executing an integrated clinical strategy in support of the successful clinical development, regulatory filing and initial market launch of a growing portfolio of innovative and transformational Immuno-Oncology agents

    Expanded Role responsibility across early and late stage, was previously for early only

    - expanded it to have Physician Project Leaders report into those roles

    - more clean

    - everything early and late in Onc; this is a best practice in the industry


  • Responsible for the end-to-end clinical development of the Immuno-Oncology portfolio from First Time In Human (FTIH) clinical trials through Proof-of-Concept (POC) studies, and pivotal trials to regulatory approval and initial market launch
  • Responsible for providing medical guidance for pre-clinical research activities from drug candidate Selection through to POC.
  • Responsible for building and maintenance of effective business partnerships within GSK Oncology R &D and with external partners and collaborators.
  • To lead intra- and inter-departmental teams, matrix-manage a cross-functional teams
  • Experience with clinical and translational investigation of cell-based therapy, cancer immunotherapies and/or Immuno-Oncology modifiers is a plus.
  • Relevant experience in early phase drug development and translational medicine is an advantage
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully developing and executing Clinical Development Plan
  • The role of VP requires broad experience in clinical drug development from launching FTIH studies to the regulatory filing of a drug candidate in order initiate competitive development programs and to advance the GSK portfolio of Cancer Epigenetic compounds to successful product launches.
  • Problem Solving & Innovation

  • The role of VP requires exceptional problem solving skills and innovative thinking in order to anticipate emerging therapeutic standards in Oncology and to successfully position the GSK portfolio of Cancer Epigenetic compounds in an increasingly competitive pharmaceutical business environment
  • Interaction
  • The role of VP requires strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to successfully promote the strategy guiding the clinical development of the Immuno-Oncology portfolio within the GSK organization and to generate interest in the international, scientific and clinical Oncology community for emerging drug development programs and transformational, new therapies.
  • Multi Cultural

  • The role of VP requires an in depth understanding of multi-cultural responsibilities in order to organize, motivate, and lead multi-functional teams of scientific and clinical experts located in different research centers within the global GSK R&D organization
  • Impact

  • The VP - Clinical Development - Immuno-Oncology will play a central role within the Oncology TA as he will be responsible to enforce the clinical development strategy for the Immuno-Oncology portfolio and ensure the allocation of the necessary resources within the GSK R&D budget to development and launch transformational new medicines
  • *LI-GSK

    Why you?

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Medical Degree with qualifications in a related medical specialty
  • At least 5 years clinical development experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with clinical and translational investigation of cell-based therapy, cancer immunotherapies and/or Immuno-Oncology modifiers is a plus.
  • Relevant experience in early phase drug development and translational medicine is an advantage
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully developing and executing Clinical Development Plan
  • Key professional requirements include

    Scientific expertise in experimental Oncology with an emphasis on Immuno-Oncology or related fields of research

    Ability to develop a competitive, long-term strategic vision for the Immuno-Oncology portfolio

    Track record in the planning and execution of early and late-stage clinical Oncology projects

    Experience in integrating translational research activities into first-time-in-human (FTIH) trials to establish clinical proof-of-concept

    Experience in working with regulatory agencies and ability to provide clinical leadership for the filing of INDs and NDAs

    Experience in managing the interface between R&D and Commercial Oncology business units

    Experience in working with external scientific experts and clinical key-opinion-leaders to position clinical development programs in a highly competitive business environment

    Key personal requirements include

    Expertise in planning and executing risk-adjusted clinical development programs with high agility and accuracy. Experience in managing and motivating multi-functional project teams

    Managerial expertise in establishing clear accountability, alignment and connectivity within clinical development teams

    Strong motivation to advance Immuno-Oncology R&D to establish an industry leadership position

    Desire to work collaboratively within the Oncology organization to identify transformational clinical development opportunities

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical degree with sub specialty qualifications in 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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    GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, 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.

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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