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ViiV Medical Affairs Industrial Placement - Placement

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by GSK

Brentford, Middlesex United Kingdom
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
What does a ViiV Medical Affairs industrial placement have to offer?

ViiV Healthcare is a specialist company, established by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer in 2009, with the addition of Shionogi in 2012, dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV and for people who are at risk of becoming infected with HIV. The company's aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and take a new approach to deliver effective and innovative medicines for HIV treatment and prevention, as well as support communities affected by HIV.

Since 2012, ViiV Healthcare has offered an opportunity for students to undertake a 12-month industrial placement programme. Through taking on roles with real responsibility, placement students are incredibly valued and play a vital role in contributing to the success of projects.

Detailed description and scope of the role:

The successful placement student will work in the global medical teams for two key products. For some wider context, the role of these teams is to -
  • Interpret and demonstrate the results of late stage clinical trials and real world evidence to internal and external audiences
  • Provides medical support for regulatory approval of a new drug.
  • Feeds into the research and development strategy by monitoring competitor activity and seeking advice from Health Care Professionals on clinical practice.

This is a fast-paced and dynamic team so there is a lot of flexibility in what projects you choose to work on, based on your own personal development objectives and interests.

Expand your scientific knowledge base

Supporting the medical team to produce new materials used to train medical staff, conduct product related literature searches and more:
  • Example: A comprehensive literature review on the effects of Anti-retrovirals on bone health, make suggestions on how best to present the data in a training slide deck.
  • Example: Conduct a literature review to update and create slides to be used in conferences/meetings with HCPs.
  • Example: Work as part of a team to produce a data gaps analysis plan to inform research strategy for clinical trials, gain experience in research methodology.
  • Example: Conduct a review of how injection site reactions are reported in early stage clinical trials and in package inserts of new products, to inform the medical team prior to the launch of a new injectable product.

Cross Functional Exposure

Work with the medical, commercial and finance teams to plan for the launch of new products.
  • Example: Assist commercial teams in the development of medically accurate promotional material for the use of sales representatives after a product launch
  • Example: With guidance from finance, produce a plan for the medical teams budget for the following year.
  • Example: Analysing and summarising responses from HCPs on their perceptions of a new product and which patient's populations they intend to treat it with to inform non-medically trained staff.

Develop valuable Project Management Skills

Gain valuable transferable skills through experience and exposure.
  • Example: Work with other IP students and medical leads to produce a biweekly CSMO news letter to report hot topics in R&D, data presentations from conferences and product launches.
  • Example: Briefing creative agencies on specific projects, for example an animated video describing the effects of anti-retrovirals to bone health, manage their execution timelines and budget.
  • Example: Facilitate a meeting with global regional medical leads to develop next year's strategy and a plan of when new medical training materials will be produced.

Degree Requirements:
  • Must be on track for a 2.1 (or above) in a Life Sciences undergraduate degree in Pharmacology, Immunology, Biological Science, Biochemistry or Biomedical Science.
  • You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of an undergraduate degree, but will not have graduated at the start of your placement.

The Assessment Centre date for successful applicants is expected to be 15th February 2019.

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.

We will close for applications when we have filled our assessment centre dates.

About GSK

One of the world's leading healthcare companies, GSK discovers, develops, manufactures and distributes life-saving vaccines, prescription medicines and consumer health products such as Maxinutrition, Sensodyne, Aquafresh and Panadol.

The size and scope of our organisation allows our people to answer some of the biggest questions facing everyone on the planet - questions about future healthcare needs and questions about building a responsive, innovative, global business to meet them - as well as questions about their own personal and professional growth.

If you have what we're looking for apply today!

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