Associate Director / Senior Manager Medical Affairs (m/f/d) Cell Therapy, Kite

Location
Foster City
Salary
See job description.
Posted
July 08 2021
Ref
R0020442
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma


Associate Director / Senior Manager Medical Affairs (m/f/d) Cell Therapy, Kite
Germany - Munich

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.

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Associate Director / Senior Manager Medical Affairs (m/f/d) Cell Therapy, Kite

Kite, A Gilead Company

At Kite, we are at the forefront of immunotherapy and engineered T cell therapy. We are helping change the paradigm of cancer treatment and we are revolutionizing individually tailored treatments. That means a fast moving and constantly changing environment, where we make discoveries every day - discoveries that include our own capabilities and our individual potential. Teamwork is key for us.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director / Senior Manager Medical Affairs (m/f/d) to join the innovative cross-functional team for cell therapy at Kite Pharma, a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences, in Germany.

Location: Martinsried, Munich, Germany

The Position

The focus of the Senior Medical Manager Cell Therapy will be on indolent and aggressive NHL and acute leukemia including preparation for upcoming launches.

This role requires close collaboration with national and international colleagues from Medical Affairs and the extended cross-functional team.

The Senior Medical Manager will report to the Director Medical Affairs Cell Therapy at Kite Germany. This role is office-based in Martinsried (Munich) and requires national and international travel (including internal meetings and external scientific conferences) once travel restrictions are eased.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Responsibility for the development of national medical strategy for cell therapy.
  • Substantially contributes to the development of the local Medical Plan / Plan of Action including Communication plan and local Medical strategy in the Therapeutic Area.
  • Develops and successfully executes Medical Affairs activities and scientific projects based on the medical strategy in close collaboration with the Medical Scientist (MS) team
  • Supports and leads the implementation of international Medical Affairs initiatives on a national level.
  • Works with the cross-functional brand and launch teams.
  • Develops and conducts medical education and communication activities, including digital, face-to-face, and print.
  • Is involved in scientific publication activities.
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with external medical experts locally and internationally, including academic societies and study groups
  • Plans and conducts Advisory Boards as needed to obtain relevant insights.
  • Presents scientific and clinical data in a variety of settings.
  • Works collaboratively with both Kite and Gilead personnel in European affiliates, Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, Marketing, Market Access, Sales, Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety, Public and Government Affairs.
  • Supports the generation of scientific data through collaboration with the Kite colleagues in R&D and Clinical Operations, site support in clinical trials, and by developing local clinical trials including study protocols, as needed.
  • Is involved in supporting and coordinating Investigator Sponsored Trials - including collaboration with investigators and internal Kite personnel.
  • Is responsible for maintaining complex medical documents and files.
  • Provides support to community and patient organization activities as needed.
  • National and international travel required once travel restrictions are eased.


Requirements
  • Advanced scientific degree (i.e. MD, PharmD, PhD)
  • Significant experience in a relevant medical/scientific role, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry and with product launch experience and experience of working in an international environment
  • Excellent clinical and scientific understanding of hematology including NHL and acute leukemia, immunology and cell therapy
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on collaboration and excellence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, in German and English, along with the ability to understand, analyze and communicate complex medical concepts in a clear and concise way.
  • Must be team oriented with ability to work in a cross-functional matrix
  • Ability to embrace Kite's and Gilead's leadership commitments and patient-centric values, including highest ethical and compliance standards
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to successfully navigate fast and dynamic situations
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and prioritization
  • Must be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and independence


About Kite

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. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

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.

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. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

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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