Oncology Medical Lead – Singapore LOC

Oncology Medical Lead – Singapore LOC

Job title: Oncology Medical Lead – Singapore LOC

Company: GlaxoSmithKline

Job description: ONCOLOGY is a core area of intensive focus at GSK. As we look to redefine expectations in oncology, we need experienced, entrepreneurial-minded leaders to help us on this journey. We have a Oncology Medical Lead – Singapore LOC, opportunity available for an experienced Senior Medical Professional within our oncology portfolio. Under the overall direction, guidance and supervision of the Medical Director, the Oncology Medical Lead (OML) will bring Oncology TA expertise to the medical affairs team, relevant brand teams, and other internal business partners including regulatory, strategic development, and marketing and be a strategic scientific partner to both internal cross-functional stakeholders and external experts.

GSK Oncology is committed to discovering and developing new medicines for people living with cancer. Join us in Oncology to help improve the lives of patients around the world!

This role will give you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress your career. These main responsibilities include –


  • To ensure effective, trustful, and up-to-date communication of therapy area advancements and GSK scientific data through external engagements enabling healthcare professionals and public health decision makers to bring relevant healthcare solutions to their patients
  • To represent Singapore in regional medical forums and collaborate with region and other GCI LOCs for above country initiatives wherever relevant.
  • Support and enable GSK to achieve its business objectives by delivering ‘in-the-field’ scientific engagement with healthcare professionals and public health decision makers to provide scientific and medical information, identify and manage scientific projects, clinical trial activities and managed access programs compliantly in line with GSK standard operating procedures and local codes of practice, guidelines and laws
  • Gain valuable insight and feedback from the healthcare community on advancements in Oncology TA, GSK products and services, medical and scientific information which can help guide research, development and service provision to benefit GSK’s customers and patients as well as supporting internal stakeholders
  • Develop and implement Medical Strategic Plan/s and Scientific Engagement activities and lead internal and external (customer facing) medical projects for oncology assets.
  • Support Medical Governance (compliance to GSK Code, SAPI Code, and other relevant guidelines) in the assigned franchise/portfolio of products and contribute to risk review and management monitoring activities
  • Provide medical and technical expertise to scientific submissions (e.g. ACE); and to marketing & sales in the production, review and approval of promotional materials and activities. Final sign off on allocated promotional materials.
  • Develop an effective communication network and working relationships with relevant regional and global GSK functions.
  • Manage the priorities, workloads and development of direct reports

Scientific Engagement

  • Engage and establish close relationships in an appropriate manner with key stakeholders such as Health Authorities, Regulatory and Reimbursement Agencies, Medical Societies and External Experts, to provide them with complete and accurate information through the appropriate channels and following the highest standards of scientific dialogue
  • Provide factual, balanced and scientifically rigorous medical and safety information regarding disease areas of mutual interest, GSK products in development, medical information on in market Oncology assets.
  • Expand External Expert (EE) network and develop and execute an External Expert Engagement and ensure documentation of all engagements
  • Provides support to organizing and serves as LOC point-of-contact to above country Advisory Boards or global/regional external engagements
  • Leads local activities on gathering insights from external experts to support business as appropriate
  • Support identification and of relationship building with new and existing clinical study investigators

Medical support to Commercial

  • Provides strategic medical input to medical development and commercialization plans, medical affairs strategy and integrated evidence plans, clinical trial programs, research and drug development
  • Brings insight to the organization by having an in-depth knowledge of the science and evidence for GSK medicines and other treatment options within the areas of GSK’s interest in Oncology
  • Provides expert medical support on all aspects of Marketing, Medical Information and Product Training for LOC’s Oncology business as required
  • Reviews promotional materials to ensure compliance with GSK Code of Practice, other relevant GSK Policies and SOPs, and prevailing national and international standards and guidelines such as SAPI
  • Conducts internal and external scientific presentations related with disease areas and/or GSK products
  • Collaborates with local country marketing and regulatory teams to support product registration and marketing
  • Support products launches and other lifecycle management marketing activities
  • Authors and/or assists in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and abstracts for meetings, conferences and journal publications
  • Supports EEs and their presentations at conferences and GSK sponsored symposia
  • Assists in the development, organization, preparation and implementation of training for internal and external audiences on disease knowledge and management

Evidence generation and Clinical Trials (Local Medical Lead)

  • Identifies necessary local evidence generation activities such HE studies and serves as the LOC lead of these scientific projects to ensure on-time delivery of milestones and compliant execution in the LOC
  • Provides local (country- specific) medical support to the local delivery lead and the study investigator site teams as required related to safety/ medical/ scientific/ ethical aspects of the study
  • Provides input to the study feasibility, protocol and procedures, site selection & closure and study deviations

Pharma Communications and PR

  • Assists with the medical response team to crisis management and other acute issues
  • Ascertain high standards of medical and scientific accuracy in all external communication to medical audience and general public in keeping with GSK policy and relevant industry and regulatory codes
  • Conducts scientific presentations in support of GSK products and strategies to EEs, scientific meetings, congress, symposia, regulatory authorities, external visitors and others

Government Affairs

  • Engages with health-related agencies of the government to understand their needs regarding our products, to contribute to public health planning and respond to specific request for information
  • Provides product and disease information to authorities to support policy and decision-making
  • Authors/Assists country Business Managers/Directors in the development of ACE submission and information packages intended for regulatory bodies
  • Reinforces the external scientific image of GSK Pharma/Vaccines Healthcare to various MOH agencies and departments through representation and continuous educational efforts

Safety and Pharmacovigilance

  • Supports the Country Medical Director and the Named Safety Contact to comply with safety reporting requirements


  • Physician degree – MD (or equivalent – PhD)
  • 2 year of experience of Oncology medical affairs
  • Strong organizational, planning, and business acumen skills
  • Proven ability to interpret customer needs as well as negotiation and influence skills
  • Ability to produce concise and simple summaries of concepts and solutions
  • Ability to cope under pressure with sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Sound understanding on Good Clinical Practices and SOPs
  • Can understand scientific methods and experimental designs
  • Team player, problem solver with clear focus on end result
  • Excellent in written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in word and power point is essential


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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Location: Singapore

Job date: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 01:29:29 GMT

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