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Friday, December 14, 2018

SSA Vaccines Medical Manager at GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa's largest consumer healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Panadol.


Requisition ID: WD192496
Location: Lagos
Position: Full time
Functional area: Medical and Clinical

Job Purpose/Requirements
  • Sustain and Improve accessibility to GSK vaccines in French West and Central Africa (FWCA)
  • Understanding of FWCA demographics, Health care delivery systems (Public, Private, Insurance, Autonomous Institutions), Immunization Program (vaccination schedule, AEFI, cold chain, New vaccine introduction, etc), National Programs associated with Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Clarity in concepts of Epidemiology, Health Economics and Clinical Research/Trials
  • Knowledge of relevant Health related Professional Societies within sub region
  • Updated on guidance from Regional WHO, NRAs, State Health Department; etc
  • Understanding of Regional / National epidemiological profile of current / future vaccine preventable diseases like Rotavirus Diarrhea; Pneumonia; Hepatitis A; Varicella; Pertussis; Meningitis; Rabies; Cervical Cancer; Dengue; Malaria; Tuberculosis; etc
  • Knowledge of ‘Who’s who’ (experts / Institutions) conducting or have potential to conduct epidemiological / clinical research.
Key Responsibilities
Medical Affairs:
  • Provide scientific and technical expertise of the highest standards for local medical information, including interactions with Key External Experts (KEEs) and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
  • Provide medical and scientific input and information for business strategy for FWCA region
  • Develop and sustain credible networking with appropriate Health Care Practitioners (HCP)
  • Plan, facilitate and conduct CMEs, symposia, trainings, workshops, scientific meetings, speakers tours, and other product specific campaigns and deliver scientific presentations with consistent messages for key products at these meetings, as required.
  • Support and deliver scientific presentations with consistent “on label” messages at Standalone Promotional Meetings (SPM) planned by Business colleagues.
  • Understand principles of, and support Scientific Engagement (SE) activities as per Medical Plans. Have clarity in understanding on Scientific Engagements and Promotional Code
  • Become an expert in at least 2 vaccine preventable diseases where GSK have brands and support all associated activities related to those brands
  • Be updated on scientific knowledge on vaccine preventable diseases; GSK vaccines and its PI to ensure its ‘On Label’ communications on various platforms
  • Review and approve promotional, non-promotional and training materials in compliance with GSK policies and local regulations.
  • Support in feasibility assessment of potential research sites, develop concept notes, proposals, budgets, data collection and monitoring tools for field studies.
  • Provide medical inputs into development and execution of brand strategy
  • Provide prompt and substantiated medical information responses to medical queries.
  • Provide marketing with new scientific information on products, competitors, opportunities and/or therapeutic areas for possible incorporation into promotional materials
Clinical R&D Activities:
  • Support in study planning, protocol review, site feasibility, regulatory approvals; medical monitoring and publications as deemed appropriate, of clinical studies on vaccines phase I – IV and PMS in studies sponsored by GSK. Be prepared to take up Local Medical Monitoring roles as required across SSA.
Pharmacovigilance:
  • Support Named Safety contact in strengthening of Vaccine Pharmacovigilance; ensure self learning so as to take up the role of NSC / Back up NSC in future as need be.
Why You?
Basic qualifications:
  • MBBS qualification or its equivalent
  • 3-5 years' experience in a medical affairs role
  • Research experience, ideally in paediatrics, immunology, epidemiology, infectious diseases or public health.
  • Clear understanding of FWCA demographics, Health care delivery systems (Public,  Private, Insurance, Autonomous Institutions), Immunization Program (vaccination schedule, AEFI, cold chain, New vaccine introduction, etc.), National Programs associated with Vaccine Preventable Diseases.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Post graduate qualification in Paediatrics/Microbiology/Pharmacology or Public Health
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, local language
  • Experience of presenting scientific topics at different settings
  • A sound understanding of the principles and practice of ICH-GCP and internal SOPs.
  • Experience in the conduct and medical monitoring of clinical studies.
  • Well-demonstrated ability to understand scientific methods and experimental design.
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