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GlaxoSmithKline Director Epidemiology Vaccines Europe in Wavre, Belgium

As Director Epidemiology Vaccines Europe you will be a critical member of the regional medical teams who serves in a leadership role in a matrix-organization to shape, execute, and deliver the regional asset plans in alignment to the Global IEP and Europe strategy. An understanding of the heterogeneity of regulatory requirements, payer needs, and healthcare systems in the regional market archetypes (public, hybrid, private) is crucial. The position is focused on the design and delivery of population-based epidemiology evidence and observational studies that will both support the global development of the asset through its lifecycle as well as support the regional/local teams around launch, reimbursement and lifecycle management. You will partner with regional and local medical affairs teams to translate medical insights into compelling asset evidence generation plans for incorporation into overall asset Value Evidence Plans, Integrated Evidence Plans, and country-specific Medical Plans. In addition, you will work closely with LOC medical teams to support them in creating more efficient ways to address the evidence gaps. You will be responsible for introducing innovative RWE capabilities to regional teams and advancing GSK’s access to high quality observational data via public and private partnerships and collaborations. Strong technical expertise and the ability to communicate scientific concepts clearly are needed in order to educate and advise GSK stakeholders on regional evidence generation. Key stakeholders and partners include Medical Affairs, Clinical, Commercial, Market Access, Government Affairs, Regulatory, Value Evidence & Outcomes, Communications, Legal, and other departments

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop robust regional epidemiology strategies across the entire GSK vaccines portfolio to address scientific data gaps, market access

  • Focus on the development of the regional asset plans for delivery of real-world evidence in the regions.

  • Lead introduction of new RWE capabilities and innovative study designs to the regions

  • Successfully develop, present and defend Epidemiology strategies to internal and external audiences at local, regional and global levels. Effectively represent the RWE perspective in initiatives at regional or local level.

  • Accountable for the delivery of regional Epidemiology studies, and to advance the regional understanding of the impact and burden of disease; including disease frequency; co-morbidity; clinical and patient reported outcomes; high risk groups; utilization of healthcare services and treatments; disease natural history and trends; and impact, effectiveness, and safety of vaccines.

  • Oversight of the local asset Epidemiology plans and study activities to ensure that these are aligned to regional /global plans, prioritized by value potential, and governance-compliant.

  • Develop Epidemiology plans to fulfil local/regional scientific gaps for drugs in development and marketed drugs that align with the regulatory, commercial and reimbursement environments.

  • Provide expertise and support to all phases of epidemiology and outcomes research including design, implementation, tracking, analysis and dissemination of information.

  • Liaise closely to VEO delivery, Medical Governance Quality and Risk Management, Clinical Development Quality Assurance, Procurement and Legal teams to ascertain implementation of best clinical research practices, ethical standards and relevant GSK policies and SOP’s. Work with those teams in the optimization of processes and GSK policies and SOPs related to the RWE setting.

  • Design and operational support to post-authorization safety studies mandated by local regulatory authorities

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • PhD/ScD or MD and Masters degree or PharmD in Epidemiology

  • A minimum of 8-10 years pharmaceutical industry experience

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in Epidemiology, RWE, VEO, Health Economics Outcomes Research, Medical Affairs or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Physician with a medical knowledge of the vaccine-preventable diseases is desirable;

  • A knowledge of clinical research is an advantage



Why GSK?

Uniting science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing . So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.


We prevent and treat disease with vaccines and specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics, and advanced technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (Infectious Disease, HIV, Oncology, and Immunology/ Respiratory) and future opportunities to impact health at scale. Our pipeline currently comprises 57 vaccines and medicines, predominantly in infectious diseases, oncology, and immune-mediated diseases.

We operate by the multiplier effect of Science x Technology x Culture. This approach helps us accelerate the pace at which we develop and deliver transformational medicines, prioritising those molecules with a higher probability of success and terminating less promising programmes. It also enables us to increase our focus on specialty medicines in areas such as oncology.

If you have a disability and require assistance during the course of the selection process, you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require in order to make suitable arrangements.

Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

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