Medical Scientist Lead Oncology

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
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Apr 20, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
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Medical Scientist Lead Oncology
Spain - Madrid

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 has declared Hematology-Oncology as one of the key therapeutic areas for future growth. Gilead is growing its pipeline in immune-oncology through internal research, partnerships and acquisitions. We have an exciting opportunity to join the team to support the launch planning and execution for novel pipeline oncology products, across multiple tumor types and treatment settings.

This is a field-based Medical Scientist (MS) Lead position and will require national and international travel (including internal meetings and external scientific conferences) once travel restrictions are eased. The focus will be on the team delivering high quality scientific exchange with specialist hospital staff working in the field of metastatic triple negative breast cancer initially, and as more data emerge further indications in breast cancer and other solid tumours. There will be opportunities for input into strategy and tactics, as well as other project work in addition to management of the team.

  • Provides the MSs with a clear vision of the strategy and field goals and objectives in close alignment with the head office TA Lead and foster a collaborative team environment.
  • Executes the strategy and regional/national Plan of Actions (POAs) in the field.
  • Is responsible for ensuring successful scientific exchange about treatment landscape and therapeutic options with external stakeholders.
  • Acts as the interface between the field and the office, ensuring field insights, local research initiatives and data generation are appropriately communicated and discussed within the organization at national and international level.
  • Manages the planning of MS activities and ensures cross functional alignment within the Organization and that the MS team works collaboratively with Gilead personnel in Sales, Regional Market Access, Marketing, Clinical Research, Global Safety and Medical Communication.
  • Conducts regular MS field visits with each team member.
  • Ensures the MS team maintains excellent professional relationships through facilitation of their training and development with each having an individual development plan. Provide continuous constructive feedback (performance and personal development). Periodically meet with MS to conduct performance evaluations.
  • Provide the MSs with projects and responsibilities to increase their visibility and boost their professional development.

Critical Competencies:
  • The candidate must have a strong scientific background with a medical or pharmacy degree, preferably a higher (e.g. MSc or PhD) degree.
  • Good knowledge of the Spanish healthcare environment and management of solid tumours (ideally breast cancer) is required.
  • Previous Medical Scientific Liaison management experience and as an MSL is highly preferable.
  • The individual must have excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work well in a team, proactivity and personal initiative are key attributes as is a willingness to take ownership of and deliver specific projects.

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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