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(Senior) Medical Scientist (m/f/d), Oncology & Cell Therapy - Region South-West

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City
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Sep 14, 2021

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Life Sciences, Oncology
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(Senior) Medical Scientist (m/f/d), Oncology & Cell Therapy - Region South-West
Germany - Stuttgart

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


(Senior) Medical Scientist (m/f/d), Oncology & Cell Therapy - Region South-West

Overview and key accountabilities:

The Medical Scientist (MS, commonly known as MSL) is a field-based medical-scientific expert in the assigned Therapeutic Area. The MS assumes full responsibility for all Medical activities within the assigned territory and executes the field medical strategy under the guidance of the MS Lead. This involves gathering insights, medical education and communication, supporting clinical research projects, and managing projects of various scope including educational events and regional advisory boards. This requires regular interactions with external stakeholders in the assigned territory and close national and international collaboration with colleagues from Medical Affairs and other departments.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Delivering medical/scientific communication (proactive/reactive) and education to physicians and other healthcare stakeholders in the region. This may include the organisation of local educational events.
  • Building healthcare landscape awareness in the assigned therapeutic area(s)
  • Strategic relationship building with medical and scientific experts - identify and work with regional and national experts on various projects and activities
  • Development and execution of regional Medical Plan of Action
  • Insight generation through scientific meaningful discussions with clinicians and researchers to inform the medical strategy, including the organisation of advisory board meetings
  • Assists with Gilead clinical and real-world evidence studies, which includes collaboration with investigators and study sites
  • Actively collaborates with the office- and field-based national and international Medical Affairs team
  • Works collaboratively with Gilead personnel in Sales, Marketing, Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Communications, and other functions
  • Utilises scientific resources to deliver impactful presentations in a variety of different settings
  • Contributes to the development of educational programs and materials
  • Travels to appointments, meetings, and conferences on a frequent and regular basis, occasionally with short notice; including national and international travel

Essential background and skills:
  • Advanced scientific degree (e.g. MD, PharmD, PhD)
  • At least 2 years pharmaceutical company experience ideally within Medical Affairs
  • Ability to embrace Gilead's patient-centric values, including highest ethical and compliance standards
  • Enthusiastic to work in a continuously evolving scientific environment
  • Scientific and/or clinical knowledge in (Hemato-)Oncology, Cell Therapy or a related scientific discipline (molecular biology, molecular medicine, immunology)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and prioritization

Desirable background and skills:
  • Growth mindset with the ability to positively adapt to change
  • Experience of working in an international environment
  • Established German thought leader network in (Hemato-)Oncology and/or Cell Therapy
  • Previous experience in Medical Science Liaison

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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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