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Medical Scientist Liaison, Oncology (Western Canada)

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, California
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Oct 20, 2021

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Medical Scientist Liaison, Oncology (Western Canada)
Canada - British Columbia

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

Being Here Matters!

Creating Possible drives everything we do. It's evident in our mission and core values. This is how we built a culture of excellence that is fueled by a passion for improving the lives of people around the world and advancing the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.

At Gilead, you are a part of a rapidly growing science- driven organization, working together to revolutionize healthcare. We are energetic leaders and strategic entrepreneurs going above and beyond for patients, making the impossible a reality. We are passionate about improving lives and bringing urgently needed medicines to patients and you have the chance to be a part of this difference.

Gilead Sciences is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated professional capable of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment. The successful candidate will assume a full-time employment role in the capacity of Medical Science Liaison in Gilead's launch of a novel therapy for triple negative breast cancer therapeutic area.

The Role:
  • Implements defined goals and objectives aligned with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action and other strategic initiatives within the Oncology therapeutic area
  • Responds to clinical inquiries regarding marketed or developmental Gilead products.
  • Develops and presents complex scientific and clinical data related to Gilead products.
  • Identifies and develops regional and national opinion leaders to support Gilead 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 Gilead phase 3/phase 4 programs that include collaboration with investigators and Gilead 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 personnel in Sales, 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 sales 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 required.
  • Exhibits Gilead's core values: integrity, inclusion, teamwork, accountability, and excellence.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
  • Advanced health sciences degree (M.D., Pharm. D., PhD are preferred) with a minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical industry
  • A minimum of 3 years' recent experience within Oncology and/or Hematology is required, preferably within solid tumours including breast cancer and previous experience with a product launch is preferable
  • Excellent project management ability and organizational skills, including the management of multiple priorities and resources
  • Excellent judgment and personal initiative are required
  • Ability to embrace Gilead's leadership commitments and patient-centric values, including highest ethical and compliance standards
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on collaboration and excellence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, along with the ability to understand, analyse and communicate medical concepts in a clear and concise way.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to successfully navigate fast and dynamic situations where there is ambiguity, uncertainty, and change
  • Must have knowledge of and be willing to comply with all regulatory/compliance policies.
  • Must be able to maintain a current professional licensure consistent with degree in province of residence.
  • Ability to travel 70% of the time; domestic and international travel is required, including potential attendance at conferences which may include occasional weekend travel, once travel restrictions are eased.

Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (doing what's right)
  • Teamwork (working together)
  • Excellence (being your best)
  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility)
  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)

Gilead Leadership Commitments:
  • I AM BOLD in aspiration and AGILE in execution.
  • I CARE and make time for people.
  • I LISTEN, speak openly and explain the "why."
  • I TRUST others and myself to make sound decisions.
  • I OWN the impact of my words and actions.

We are committed to creating a healthier world for everyone - no matter the challenges ahead of us. Through bold and transformative science, we're driving innovation that has the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines. Our ambition is evident in our mission. Because the impossible is not impossible. It's what's next.

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