Kite Country Medical Lead

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July 16 2021
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Kite Country Medical Lead
UAE - Dubai

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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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.

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Kite Country Medical Lead

We have an exciting opportunity within our Medical Affairs team as Kite Country Medical Lead.

This is a broad and challenging role. The role reports to Kite Medical Head of Intercontinental region.

The role has exposure to Kite Senior Leadership across functions, locally and

Internationally and will sit on the Local Leadership Team.

Specific Job Requirements:

Provides local medical expert input into global product development for Kite.

Represents the company to groups of experts, medical professional groups,

societies, regulatory groups at international scientific meetings and national

scientific meetings.

Develops and leads plans with national cooperative groups to define what are

the gaps and potential specific national requirements/needs. Supports the

development of local complex clinical data through clinical trials and

investigator studies. Supports the development of Health Economic Outcome

Research programs for the country.

Contributes to the development of the Market access Strategy in coordination

with the Market Access, Regulatory affairs, Business Unit Director;

deliver the medical part of the plan

Prepares for potential near future for Line management of Medical project

Manager and Field Medical Scientific liaisons: hire a team in coordination with

HR, local stakeholders and international.

Provides Medical strategic direction and vision and works as a team with the

Business Unit Director and Market Access Director.

Be part of the intercontinental medical affairs oncology team and contribute to the overall intercontinental strategy and efforts.

Regular communication with external medical community to remain abreast of issues in the field and to provide medical support and direction to them.

Collaborates with project management, medical communications and commercial teams in multiple areas including publication planning, speaker education programs, regional consultant meetings, manuscript review and conference preparation.

Attends most major conferences and helps coordinate medical affairs activities at conferences and may present to external audience

Responsible for the development and execution of projects that will provide

more extensive background, additional data or answers to questions in response to issues that arise relative to commercial, scientific or data needs.

Performs medical review at Promotional Review Committees.

Manages projects to completion, anticipating obstacles and difficulties that

may arise, resolving them in a collaborative manner.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

The ideal candidate will be an MD, preferably with board certification in hematology or oncology, with significant clinical and research experience in the key therapeutic areas.

Industry experience is essential, ideally including recent experience of a successful launch within oncology or hematology.

Must have demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills along with excellent judgment and ability to work in a team environment. Strong presentation skills are required.

Prior supervisory/leadership experience is a must.

Ability to travel to domestic and international conferences which will include occasional weekend travel is required.

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

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, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws including nationalization and residency restrictions and requirements). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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