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Oral Health Medical Affairs Associate Industrial Placement

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

The Medical Affairs Associate is a specialist role that operates both individually and within cross functional teams, providing advice and support to the following customer groups:

  • Marketing, Medical/ Expert Marketing
  • Professional Relations, Communications
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Legal
  • Customer Services and External Customers, including advertising agencies and market research agencies.

Working collaboratively with the Commercial Marketing, Safety and Labelling committee and Medical Affairs colleagues toward the development of new product claims that are supported by robust scientific data, evolving the training materials for Consumer Healthcare Safety and Labelling Committee and the development of Oral Health (OH) Medical Affairs templates and reference documents from systematic reviews, on the mode of action of typical functional product ingredients.

This position reports to the Principal Medical Affairs Scientist (or designee) and works closely with all members of the Medical Affairs team to ensure that the advice provided represents the depth of experience and expertise within medical affairs.

This is an opportunity to experience and be part of the development and implementation of consumer products promotional material, and oral health training, safety and educational materials - at a global scale. The opportunity will provide unprecedented insight and experience into the claims generation process, and scientific capability development at an FMCH company, working with many functions – commercial, regulatory and Medical Affairs and Medical Excellence.

Key Responsibilities

Working with Medical Affairs across a number of brands and therapeutic areas, the Medical Affairs Associate may work across of a number of areas:

  • Assisting the development and creation of product claims support.
  • Leading a small claims programme to help co-create consumer or expert focused claims and communications materials
  • Working both individually and with other teams (marketing, regulatory, legal, professional relations) to provide scientific and technical input to help develop consumer relevant claims, and educational/scientific programmes that are supported by robust scientific data.
  • Working closely with all members of the Medical Affairs team to ensure that the advice provided represents the depth of experience and expertise within Medical Affairs.
  • Coordinating and conducting detailed literature reviews for claims, and mode of action of ingredients.
  • Developing and maintaining a current knowledge of e-learning technologies and good practice guidelines.
  • Gain experience of Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Excellence (for example understanding of the benefits and risks of the products and their appropriate use for the benefit of patients and consumers).

The Medical Affair Principal Scientist (or designee) will act as coach and seek to obtain ‘buddies’ in a number of functions. Training will be given in key areas, for example Promotional Codes, training quality assessment, claims support development and e-learning development tools. The majority of training will be ‘on-the-job” through learnt examples by shadowing other team members (in project discussions with regulatory and commercial).

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What we are looking for


Must be studying an undergraduate degree in a chemical, pharmaceutical, foods, cosmetics, medical sciences or related subjects.

You will have completed a minimum of two years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.

Accepted degree subjects

  • biology and life sciences
  • medicine

Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in early February 2021.

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date. Applications will close when we have filled our assessment centre dates.

If you have what we’re looking for apply today.

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2021.

  1. Eligibility form
  2. Online assessment
  3. Application form
  4. Assessment centre

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 15 December 2020

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Closing date:  15 December 2020

Expires11 days

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