After completing training as registered male nurse Jens-Ulrich Stegmann studied medicine and completed his M.D. degree from the University of Essen, Germany with a focus on anesthesiology while he did his Internships in Germany and South-Africa. His PhD in Physiology he completed at the Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
He worked as anesthesiologist at the University of Düsseldorf before starting in the pharmaceutical industry.
He contributed to the development of a number of centrally acting analgesics as clinical lead before he moved into Safety in 2008 having the overall responsibility for different pharmaceutical products and investigational medicines
Jens joined GSK Vaccines in 2012 as Head of Safety Evaluation and Risk Management in Safety and was appointed Deputy QPPV a year later before becoming Head of Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance in April 2014.