Regional Scientific Advisor
ViiV Healthcare
Brentford, London, UK
4d ago

Regional Scientific Advisor, ViiV - GSK House

ViiV Healthcare is a global specialty HIV company, the only one that is 100% focused on researching and delivering new medicines for people living with, and at risk of, HIV.

ViiV is highly mission-driven in our unrelenting commitment to being a trusted partner for all people living with and affected by HIV.

Our aim is to think, act, and connect differently through a focus on education on and treatment for HIV. We go to extraordinary lengths to deliver the sorts of breakthroughs, both in treatments, care solutions and communities, that really count.

We go beyond the boundaries of medicine by taking a holistic approach to HIV through developing and supporting sustainable community programs and improving access to care.

We are fully committed to push through every challenge until HIV / AIDS is eradicated. ViiV has played a significant part in delivering breakthroughs that have turned HIV into a manageable health condition.

We offer the largest portfolio of HIV medicines available anywhere, and we continue our work to cater for the widest possible range of needs in response to the HIV epidemic.

We are aware of how much is at stake for those affected by HIV and we show up every day 100% committed to the patients. Our work culture is fast-paced, diverse, inclusive, competitive, and caring.

But ViiV isn’t just somewhere to work it’s a place to belong, an invitation to bring your very best, and a team full of impact-driven team members who are hungry to make a difference.

While we have been improving lives of HIV patients for 30 years, this is an especially exciting time to be at ViiV, as we evaluate novel approaches to treatment and prevention that could further reduce the impact of HIV on individuals and communities.

ViiV Healthcare was created as a joint venture by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline in November 2009 with both companies transferring their HIV assets to the new company.

In 2012 Shionogi joined the company. 76.5% of the company is now owned by GlaxoSmithKline, 13.5% by Pfizer and 10% by Shionogi.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities :

The Scientific Advisor will have a key role in the planning and development of promotional and educational campaigns and materials. They will :

  • have excellent leadership, influencing and networking skills;be highly knowledgeable of all relevant legal requirements and business processes;
  • be required to demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness / involvement;
  • A Scientific Advisor will have had experience of more than one product or disease area and have supported products at different stages of their life cycle.

    Through their ability to demonstrate the above, a Scientific Advisor will be recognised as an expert in their defined product / therapy area and be seen as a key contact both within and outside ViiV.

    They will be required to input into the longer-term strategy for a disease area e.g. as a member of a disease strategy team.

    They will have been involved in cross-functional teams / projects, including those aligned to key commercial processes, with successful management of stakeholders.

    They will have evidence of taking the lead on projects or aspects of projects.

    Job Purpose

    Performing a Scientific Advisor role in a defined therapy area :

    As an integral member of the International medical team, plays a key role in the planning and development of promotional and educational campaigns and materials, with particular responsibility for : briefing and provision of data to external agencies, and editing, evaluating and approving the materials produced by agenciesscientific content (core claims) making sure that the data available is used for optimal commercial potential.

    medical accuracy of these materials and their compliance with the product licence and the relevant Codes of PracticeDevelops therapy area reviews, product monographs, slide sets, training packages etc.

    as appropriate to business and customer needs.Coordinate ISS / Collaborative research requests for the International RegionCoordinate reporting of LOC / HUB Community Initiatives for People Living with HIV (PLHIV)Ensures the medical information department is up-to-date on new products / campaigns and commercial issues by leading training and factsheet management and by giving advice on complex issues.

    Prepares and delivers presentations for the cross functional team training programmes and briefing sessions, ensuring that complex scientific data and medical concepts are understoodPlays a supporting role in the Key Evidence Generation process to identify data needs and options for generating evidence and implementation of key regional Publications Strategy

    Attributes / Experience Required

    The SA must :

    Be able to assimilate, interpret and disseminate scientific data and information on ViiV products and their competitors, and to communicate appropriate information to enhance current strategic and promotional activitiesBe able to quickly attain an extensive knowledge and understanding of those ViiV products, competitor products that are his / her primary responsibility.

    Be able to facilitate internal relationships within ViiV and be able to gain the credibility of senior managers and external opinion leaders / influencers.

    Be able to prioritise and organise workload, and think clearly under pressure and time constraints, with appreciation for the needs and requirements of other members of the team and the commercial goals of the CompanyBe highly organised and be able to demonstrate experience of coordinating events or projectsBe highly flexible and sensitive to the needs of others in order to deal with urgent matters as they arise.

    Self-motivation and the ability to work proactively and with a minimum of supervision are requiredHave a good understanding of the legal and ethical issues and codes affecting the promotion of new and existing products and apply these appropriately.

    Qualifications / Experience

    MD, MBBS, MB ChB, PhD, PharmD,Experience working in the field of HIV or allied specialty (preferred)Experience working within the pharmaceutical industry (preferred)ABPI signatory

    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 ViiV Healthcare 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 ukdiversity.recruitment

    As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions.

    We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

    Important notice to Employment businesses / Agencies

    ViiV Healthcare does not accept referrals from employment businesses and / or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

    All employment businesses / agencies are required to contact ViiV Healthcare's commercial and general procurement / human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to ViiV Healthcare.

    The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business / agency and ViiV Healthcare.

    In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business / agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of ViiV Healthcare.

    ViiV Healthcare shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses / agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

    Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, ViiV Healthcare may be required to capture and report expenses ViiV Healthcare incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment.

    This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure ViiV Healthcare's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements.

    For more information, please visit ViiV Healthcare Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

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