Senior Medical Scientist, US Medical Affairs, Oncology (Southern TX)

  • Job Reference: 938527480-2
  • Date Posted: 8 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Location: Orissa
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Medical Scientist, US Medical Affairs, Oncology (Southern TX)
United States - Texas - HoustonUnited States - Texas - San Antonio

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Job Description

Senior Medical Scientist, Oncology, (Southern TX)

This field-based Sr. Medical Scientist will be part of a team of Medical Scientists reporting to a Field Director. The Sr. MS will disseminate clinical information about Gilead's innovative hematology and oncology products to thought leaders, academic institutions, healthcare professionals, and professional organizations.

The territory will be Southern Texas, (San Antonio, Houston with a preference for Houston location).

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Responds to clinical inquiries regarding marketed or developmental Gilead heme/onc products
  • Delivers timely, accurate, and succinct clinical and scientific presentations to heme/ onc healthcare providers, both proactively and in response to requests for information, consistent with promotional compliance, PhRMA guidelines, and FDA regulatory requirements
  • Implements defined goals and objectives aligned with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action and other strategic initiatives
  • Provides independent thought and initiative in the preparation and completion of a variety of projects and ensuing reports.
  • Participates in special projects based on the extensive knowledge base, experience, and competency, using a degree of autonomy in the preparation and completion of projects and reports, and establishing relationships with internal and external contacts as needed
  • Identifies and develops relationships with regional and national opinion leaders to support Gilead products; establishes strong relationships with opinion leaders, clinical investigators, and providers in academic and non-academic settings.
  • Trains Gilead-approved speakers through personal contacts and on-site visits
  • Serves as a medical resource to Gilead's heme/onc Therapeutic Sales Specialists and provides sales force with training at national and regional levels
  • Participate in advisory boards, symposia, and clinical conferences
  • Supports the Gilead Phase IV program that includes collaboration with investigators and internal Gilead personnel.
  • Selects sites for both Phase IV and other clinical trials.
  • Anticipates complex obstacles and difficulties that may arise in the field and resolve them in a collaborative manner.
  • Works collaboratively with Gilead personnel in Sales, Marketing, Clinical Research, Global Safety, and Medical Communication.
  • Sought out from within and outside Gilead for advice and collaboration on complex issues and resolution of complex problems.
  • Supports the development, deployment, and appropriate use of field tools and resources (e.g., slide decks)
  • Maintains familiarity with all relevant complex scientific data and commits to continuing education to maintain knowledge base.
  • Has the ability to work as a member of several teams, such as the National MS team, regional sales team, national accounts, and others.
  • Adheres to all applicable pharmaceutical codes, Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidelines, and Gilead policies
  • Exhibits Gilead's core values: integrity, teamwork, accountability, excellence, and inclusion

  • Advanced medical/scientific/clinical degree (MD, DO, Ph.D., PharmD, NP, and PA preferred) with experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related healthcare field required
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience, preferably with a minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical experience
  • Prior experience with oncology/breast cancer preferred solid knowledge of the clinical research process, treatment landscape, and professional society treatment guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Capacity to develop and deliver high-quality presentations is essential
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills required
  • Affinity for a collaborative, team-oriented environment and approach; ability to network and partner with internal and external stakeholders, including medical thought-leaders, academic institutions, large group practices, medical directors, and pharmacy directors
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including the management of multiple priorities and resources
  • Strong business skills/acumen; translation of scientific expertise and knowledge to achieve the identified business goals of the company
  • Live in a designated region and be able to travel > 70% of the time, occasionally with short notice, to cover regional territory

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