Medical Scientist Lead, Oncology & Cell Therapy
Overview and key accountabilities :
The Medical Scientist Lead (MS Lead) leads and manages the team of Medical Scientists (MS) in the assigned Therapeutic Area(s).
Under the leadership of the TA Lead and in collaboration with the Medical (Project) Managers the MS Lead co-develops the Medical Affairs product and TA strategy and ensures execution through the MS team.
This requires close national and international collaboration with colleagues from other departments. Key accountabilities include leadership of the Oncology & Cell Therapy MS team at the national level, development of the MS communication and (K)OL engagement strategy, and its implementation based on the Plan of Action (POA).
The role is preferably office-based and requires national and international travel (including internal meetings and external scientific conferences).
The position reports to the Medical Affairs TA Lead and operates at the Associate Director level.
Specific responsibilities :
The MS Lead provides vision and direction for the MS team
Leads and manages a team of Medical Scientists at a national level
Provides clear strategic guidance for the execution of the MS objectives within the TA strategies, medical POAs and cross-functional projects
Ensures continuous development and training of the team and individual team members based on Gilead s MS Competency Model;
acts as a coach and mentor for MSs
Sets clear performance expectations that are aligned with company and department goals; monitors progress and delivers fair and effective performance reviews
Ensures appropriate planning and reporting of MS activities
Plans and monitors the budget for the MS team and MS activities
Leads hiring of the team and ensures excellent onboarding of new team members
Participates in the exchange with the medical community and maintains a thought leaders network
The MS Lead is a critical contributor to the development and execution of the Medical Affairs product and TA strategy :
Contributes to the medical TA leadership and provides strategic input into the TA strategy (medical and cross-functional) and POAs
Contributes to the development and execution of the Medical Affairs strategy (including medical communication, (K)OL engagement, insight and evidence generation)
Ensures implementation of international Medical Affairs initiatives on a national level through MS team
Directs and oversees planning and execution of MS activities, e.g. advisory boards, medical education programs, data generation, ISR and Phase IV support
Contributes to the overall product strategy by participating in national and international product / brand team(s)
Collaborates effectively and in a compliant manner with colleagues in other functional areas, e.g. Clinical Research, Sales and Marketing, Market Access, PVE
The MS Lead develops and advances the Medical Science function :
Reviews, improves, and develops existing and new tools to optimally manage the MS function
Stays up to date with MSL management approaches in the industry and applies them to the Gilead MS team where appropriate
The MS Lead Oncology & Cell Therapy will be instrumental in establishing and defining this role for the Medical Affairs department.
This will include establishing a professional and proactive MS leadership approach according to industry benchmarks. For this purpose the accountability of this position extends beyond assigned TAs and is critical to prepare Medical Affairs for the future.
Advanced scientific degree (i.e. MD, PharmD, PhD)
People management experience (ideally experience in leading field based teams)
Proven track record of planning and executing a medical affairs plan
Ability to embrace Gilead’s patient-centric values, including highest ethical and compliance standards
Works independently with minimal supervision
Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and prioritization
Strategic mindset with a focus on collaboration and excellence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English
Solid pharmaceutical company experience with a good exposure in Medical Affairs
Scientific and / or clinical knowledge in hematology / oncology or cell therapy
Proven ability to work in a cross-functional matrix
Experience of working in an international environment
Previous experience in Medical Science Liaison
Established German thought leader network in hematology / oncology
Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-
term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors.
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