Medical Affairs Oncology Lead, Nordics (Breast Cancer, Solid Tumors)

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February 02 2021
Life Sciences, Oncology
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Medical Affairs Oncology Lead, Nordics (Breast Cancer, Solid Tumors)
Sweden - Solna - StockholmDenmark - Copenhagen

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. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Gilead Sciences Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. Our heritage of science and innovation and the curiosity and passion of everyone who works here has enabled us to provide medicines that help transform standards of care for more than 30 years. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include liver diseases, infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases and cancer. Due to continued growth, we are seeking a knowledgeable and motivated professional capable of working effectively in a cross-functional team environment.

Position summary:

Reporting to the Nordic Sr Medical Director, the Associate Director, Medical Affairs will be responsible for building and leading the Nordic medical Oncology team. The successful candidate will establish the Nordic oncology Medical Affairs strategy as well as a Nordic Medical operational plan. This person will be a key member of the Nordic affiliate and work closely with the Nordic cross-functional team, providing medical expertise and insights to both the Nordic affiliate and the European and Global Headquarter.

This role can be located in either Solna, Sweden OR Copenhagen, Denmark

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):



  • Oversee and support all Medical Affairs activities in the Nordics related to oncology (solid tumors)
  • Excellent clinical and scientific understanding of oncology, preferably solid tumors, including breast cancer
  • Develop the Nordic Medical Affairs plan of action for all Nordic countries, and ensure national implementation for the specific area of oncology
  • Manage and develop the Medical Affairs oncology team
  • Ensure cross-functional collaboration of Medical Affairs with all relevant functions in the Nordics and with international/global team (Market Access, Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, Commercial, Public Affairs and Governmental Affairs).
  • Maintain a high level of scientific presence in the Nordic oncology medical community, through: participation at major international and national meetings, congresses and symposia, regular communication and compliant responses with key opinion leaders, investigators, and research organizations
  • Plans and conducts Advisory Boards as needed to obtain insights.
  • Oversee the medical and scientific review of promotional materials in the Nordics for Gilead Oncology treatments
  • Participate in major national and international meetings, congresses and symposia
  • Ability to travel, occasionally with short notice


Knowledge, Experience & Skills:



  • Advanced medical/scientific degree (MD or equivalent degree, PhD) with pharmaceutical experience within in oncology in general and solid tumors (especially breast cancer)
  • Solid experience in the pharmaceutical industry within medical affairs, with prior supervisory/leadership and people development experience
  • Proven track record of executing a medical affairs plan to support an innovative new product launch
  • Experience working in one of the Nordic countries and preferably with experience working across the Nordics, including knowledge of national regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and one of the Scandinavian languages is essential
  • Proven ability to work across a cross-functional matrix
  • Self-starter with can do attitude
  • Basic knowledge of budget and account management


Gilead Core Values



  • INTEGRITY - Doing What's Right
  • INCLUSION - Encouraging Diversity
  • TEAMWORK - Working Together
  • EXCELLENCE - Being Your Best
  • ACCOUNTABILITY - Taking Personal Responsibility


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual's gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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