Sr. Medical Scientist (Cell Therapy) / Scientifique Mdical (Thrapie cellulaire)

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July 08 2021
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Senior Scientist

Sr. Medical Scientist (Cell Therapy) / Scientifique Mdical (Thrapie cellulaire)
Canada - Quebec

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


Kite, a Gilead Company, 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.

The Role:

The Medical Scientist (MS) is a field-based medical-scientific expert in the assigned therapeutic area. The MS assumes responsibility for all Medical activities within the assigned territory and executes the field medical strategy. This involves gathering insights, medical education and communication, supporting clinical research, and managing projects of various scope including educational events and regional advisory boards. The role requires close national and international collaboration with colleagues from Medical Affairs and other departments.
  • Implements defined goals and objectives aligned with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action and other strategic initiatives within the Cell Therapy therapeutic area
  • Responds to clinical inquiries regarding marketed or developmental Gilead/Kite products.
  • Develops and presents complex scientific and clinical data related to Gilead/Kite products.
  • Identifies and develops regional and national opinion leaders to support Gilead/Kite products through personal contacts and on-site visits
  • Establishes strong relationships with opinion leaders, clinical investigators and healthcare professionals at academic and non-academic settings
  • Works on phase 3/phase 4 programs that include collaboration with investigators and internal personnel
  • Provides input into site selection for both phase 4 and other clinical trials
  • Anticipates obstacles and difficulties that may arise in the field and resolves them in a collaborative manner
  • The candidate works collaboratively with Gilead/Kite personnel in Commercial, Marketing, Market Access, Clinical Research, Global Safety and Global Medical Affairs
  • Utilizes scientific resources to deliver impactful presentations in a variety of settings.
  • The incumbent travels to appointments, meetings and conferences on a frequent and regular basis, occasionally with short notice
  • Must have the ability to work as a member of several teams that may overlap such as national MS team, regional team, national accounts, and others
  • Well-developed experience in preparing and delivering presentations is required.
  • Experience in the management or investigation of clinical trials is preferred
  • Exhibits Gilead/Kite core values: integrity, inclusion, teamwork, accountability, and excellence

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Advanced health sciences degree (M.D., Pharm. D., PhD are preferred) with a minimum of 3 years of experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical industry
  • Two to four years of experience in Oncology (specifically Hematologic Malignancy) in a clinical/research or medical affairs capacity is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills (including ability to network)
  • Bilingualism (French and English) is required
  • Excellent project management ability and organizational skills, including the management of multiple priorities and resources
  • Excellent judgment and personal initiative are required
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook) is required
  • Must have knowledge of and be willing to comply with all regulatory/compliance policies
  • Candidate must be based in Quebec
  • Ability to travel 70% of the time; domestic and international travel is required, including potential attendance at conferences which may include occasional weekend travel

Kite, une societe de Gilead, se consacre la mise au point d'immunotherapies novatrices contre le cancer dans le but d'offrir une reponse rapide, durable et long terme et d'eliminer le fardeau que representent les soins de longue duree. L'entreprise concentre ses energies sur des therapies cellulaires, savoir les cellules T recepteur antigenique chimerique (CAR-T) et les recepteurs de l'antigne des lymphocytes T (TCR). Ces traitements visent renforcer la capacite du systme immunitaire detecter les tumeurs et les eliminer.


Le scientifique medical (SM) est un expert scientifique du domaine medical qui travaille sur le terrain, dans le domaine therapeutique qui lui a ete attribue. Le SM assume la responsabilite de toutes les activites medicales dans le territoire attribue et execute la strategie medicale sur le terrain. Il doit par exemple recueillir des idees, soutenir la formation et les communications medicales, appuyer la recherche clinique et gerer des projets d'importances diverses, y compris des evenements educatifs et des conseils consultatifs regionaux. Le titulaire de ce poste doit entretenir une etroite collaboration nationale et internationale avec des collgues des Affaires medicales et d'autres services.
  • Mettre en uvre des objectifs definis qui cadrent avec le Plan d'action des Affaires medicales et avec les autres initiatives strategiques du domaine therapeutique de la therapie cellulaire.
  • Repondre aux questions cliniques portant sur les produits de Gilead/Kite actuellement sur le marche ou en cours de developpement.
  • Developper et presenter des donnees scientifiques et cliniques complexes liees aux produits Gilead/Kite.
  • Reperer des leaders d'opinion regionaux et nationaux, et les amener appuyer les produits de Gilead/Kite par l'intermediaire de contacts personnels et de visites sur place.
  • tablir de solides relations avec des leaders d'opinion, des investigateurs cliniques et des professionnels de la sante en milieu universitaire et non universitaire.
  • Travailler aux programmes de phase III et IV notamment en collaborant avec les investigateurs et le personnel interne.
  • Contribuer la selection des centres o seront realisees des etudes cliniques de phase IV et d'autres etudes cliniques.
  • Prevoir les obstacles et les difficultes pouvant survenir sur le terrain, puis les resoudre de manire collaborative.
  • Travailler avec le personnel de Gilead/Kite des secteurs Affaires commerciales, Marketing, Accs au marche, Recherche clinique, Innocuite mondiale et Affaires medicales mondiales.
  • Employer des ressources scientifiques pour donner des presentations convaincantes dans divers milieux.
  • Se rendre regulirement et frequemment des rendez-vous, des reunions et des conferences, parfois avec un court preavis.
  • Pouvoir travailler en tant que membre de plusieurs equipes dont les activites pourraient se chevaucher, notamment dans l'equipe nationale des scientifiques medicaux, l'equipe regionale et l'equipe des comptes nationaux.
  • Posseder une grande experience en elaboration et en animation de presentations, obligatoire.
  • Posseder une experience en gestion ou en investigation d'etudes cliniques, un atout.
  • Incarner les valeurs de Gilead/Kite, soit l'integrite, l'inclusion, le travail d'equipe, la responsabilite et l'excellence.

Connaissances, experiences et competences
  • Diplme de haut niveau en sciences de la sante (preferablement M.D., Pharm D. et Ph. D) et au moins trois ans d'experience dans le secteur pharmaceutique ou des soins de sante.
  • De deux quatre ans d'experience en oncologie (plus precisement en hemopathies malignes) dans un poste du domaine clinique, de la recherche ou des affaires medicales, un atout.
  • Excellentes aptitudes en communications ecrites et orales, et de solides competences en relations interpersonnelles (y compris en reseautage).
  • Bilinguisme, anglais et franais, obligatoire.
  • Remarquables competences organisationnelles et en gestion de projets, y compris la capacite de gerer plusieurs ressources et priorites.
  • Jugement et esprit d'initiative hors pair, obligatoire.
  • Connaissance avancee de la suite Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook), obligatoire.
  • Connaissance des politiques reglementaires et de conformite, et volonte de les respecter, obligatoires.
  • Domicile au Quebec, obligatoire.
  • Capacite voyager 70 % du temps, autant l'interieur qu' l'exterieur du pays, ce qui inclut d'eventuelles participations des conferences pouvant necessiter des deplacements les fins de semaine.

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 Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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