Esprit R&D Physician Leadership Development Programme

United Kingdom
04 Jul 2017
03 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies.

Our powerful combination of skills and resources provide the platform for delivering strong growth and for responding quickly to the rapidly changing global healthcare environment. We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

A closer look at Research & Development within GSK

Research & Development innovation underpins all of our businesses. We partner with more than 1,500 other companies and academic organisations around the world, enabling us to increase our understanding of new areas of science and to share the risk of development. We have a deep portfolio of innovation focused across six core areas of scientific research and development: HIV and Infectious diseases, Oncology, Immuno-inflammation, Vaccines, Respiratory and Rare diseases. We are one of the few healthcare companies researching medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three priority diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

What is the Esprit Physician R&D Leadership Programme?

The Esprit Programme is GlaxoSmithKline’s leading global talent development programme for MBBS or MD qualified physicians which builds a pipeline of diverse leaders, with the right capabilities and behaviours to drive GSK’s future strategic challenges.

The Esprit Physician Leadership programmes overall goal is to support, stretch, develop and deliver leaders of the future. You will build your breadth of experience and leadership capabilities through accelerated development rotations. You will spend 3 years on a fast track development programme, working your way towards a potential Senior research & Development leadership role. Through challenging rotations, which may include (not mandatory) international experience, you will gain in-depth drug discovery and development knowledge across a range of disciplines, including discovery research to drug safety, medical, regulatory, commercialisation and business development.

Throughout the Esprit Physician programme, you will cultivate a broad global business perspective, and nurture your existing physician experience and knowledge. Every step of the way we’ll provide you with intensive development, training and support to help you to achieve your greatest potential.

Whatever it is you’re doing, and wherever you are based, you’ll be contributing to our mission to improve the quality of human life, by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer – all while fostering strong foundations for a successful career.

Is Esprit for you?

Do you understand benefit and risk ratios? Do you have a deep understanding about developing new treatment paradigms and inspiring change?

You will be qualified with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or Medical Doctor (MD). You may have a dynamic and varied career experience either within a clinical, academic, pharmaceutical or biotech environment but are eager to become an astounding leader. You will have demonstrated excellent communication skills and a flexible mindset to forge your career in a global matrix organisation. A key focus will be to further enrich your impact through leadership, innovation and decision making capabilities.

If you have an inquisitive mind and would relish the opportunity to flourish in a diverse, transparent and intellectually demanding global leadership programme then Esprit is for you.

Esprit Physician Leadership Opportunities are available in the UK and US and you will need to be eligible to work in either of these countries. We will be open for applications from 3rd July 2017, closing 24th July 2017.

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