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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Country Medical Lead, Medical Affairs UK&I in London, United Kingdom

Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Country Medical Lead, Medical Affairs, UK&I - Kite

Holborn (currently remote-based)

At Kite, a Gilead Company, we are at the forefront of immunotherapy and engineered T cell therapy. We are helping change the paradigm of cancer treatment and we are revolutionizing individually tailored treatments. That means a fast moving and constantly changing environment, where we make discoveries every day – discoveries that include our own capabilities and our individual potential.

Reporting to the Head of ACE Kite Medical Affairs, we are now looking to recruit a Country Medical Lead to join the Kite Medical Affairs team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Medical Affairs strategy and tactics for Cell Therapy products in UK and Ireland

  • Lead and manage the country Cell Therapy Medical Affairs Team including field based Medical Scientists

  • Works collaboratively with KITE & Gilead personnel in Sales, Marketing, Market Access, Clinical Research, Global Safety, Public Affairs and Governmental Affairs

  • Act as a member of the ACE Medical Affairs Leadership Team

  • Works collaboratively with the Gilead UKI Medical Affairs team

  • Responds to clinical inquiries regarding marketed or developmental KITE products.

  • Presents scientific and clinical data for these products. Utilizes scientific resources to deliver impactful presentations in a variety of different settings

  • Identifies and develops regional and national opinion leaders to support KITE products and trains KITE approved speakers through personal contacts and on-site visits.

  • Establishes strong relationships with opinion leaders, clinical investigators and providers at academic and non-academic settings.

  • Assists with KITE Phase IV program that includes collaboration with investigators and internal Gilead personnel. Assists with site selection for both Phase IV and other clinical trials.

  • Anticipates obstacles and difficulties that may arise in the field and resolves them in a collaborative manner.

  • Sought for advice and collaboration within and outside Gilead.

  • Travels to appointments, meetings and conferences on a frequent and regular basis, occasionally with short notice.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications


  • Advanced degree (i.e. MD, PharmD, PhD, ) preferred or may have a BS in pharmacy or BS/MS nursing with varying levels of clinical and/or industry experience.


  • Relevant experience must include solid and proven clinical practice experience in oncology /hematology.

  • Experience in the management or investigation of clinical trials is highly desirable.

  • Clinical patient contact experience is highly desirable.

  • Management of staff highly desirable

  • Industry and Medical Affairs experience required, preferably in hematology /oncology or Cell Therapy

Personal skills

  • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment

  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills are required.

  • Must be fully cognizant of all relevant scientific data and regulatory requirements for field-based personnel.

  • Must be committed to continuing education to maintain knowledge base.

  • 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.

  • Utilizes scientific resources for impactful presentations in a variety of different setting

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment

  • Strong desire for cross functional teamwork

As we extend our global reach, we need leaders interested in change, in challenge, and in building a new future together.

If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and feel that the moment has come for you to be part of such an exciting journey towards eliminating the burden of chronic cancer care, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join us and discover your sense of purpose.

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, 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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Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.