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Job Description


Gilead Sciences, a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises 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. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

The Position

This is a field based Medical Scientist (MS) position reporting to the Medical Director for Oncology, Haematology and Invasive Fungal Disease (IFD). Together with another MS, the role will primarily focus on educating staff in referring hospitals in the UK and Ireland, on the science of cell therapy for haematological malignancies, appropriate patient selection and the long-term care of those patients after the receipt of cell therapy. The role will have some responsibilities to support other parts of our portfolio notably IFD and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

The two Medical Scientists (North and South) for Haematology/Cell Therapy will work alongside three other MS’s responsible for supporting  centres delivering our cell therapy treatments,  a medical director dedicated to IFD  as well as head-office based two Associate Medical Directors.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

- The MS responds to clinical inquiries regarding marketed or developmental Gilead haematology/oncology products and presents scientific and clinical data for these products.
- The MS delivers disease focused medical education in the therapeutic area.
- Identifies and develops regional and national opinion leaders to support Gilead products and trains Gilead 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 Gilead phase 4 programs including collaboration with investigators and internal Gilead personnel. Assists with site selection for both phase 4 and other clinical trials.
- Assists investigators with submission of investigator sponsored trials with Gilead haematology and oncology products.
- Anticipates obstacles and difficulties that may arise in the field and resolves them in a collaborative manner.
- Assists with sales force training at national and regional levels.
- The MS works collaboratively with Gilead personnel in Sales, Regional Market Access, Marketing, Clinical Research, Global Safety and Medical Communication.
- Others both from within and outside Gilead seek the MS out for advice and collaboration.
- Utilises scientific resources to deliver impactful presentations in a variety of different settings.
- The MS involves extensive travel including appointments and meetings across his/her territory, as well as national and international conferences and meetings in the affiliate office on a regular basis.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

- The candidate must have a strong scientific background with a medical or pharmacy degree, or a higher (e.g. MSc or PhD) degree. 
- Good knowledge of the NHS environment, haematology and/or oncology.
- Previous Medical scientific liaison experience is ideal.
- The individual must have excellent communication and presentation skills.
- The ability to develop new relationships and understanding of the other cancers will be required as Gilead’s oncology portfolio moves into other tumours.
- The ability to work well in a team, proactivity and personal initiative must be key attributes as must a willingness to take ownership of and deliver specific projects when asked.

Gilead Core Values

INTEGRITY – Doing What’s Right

INCLUSION – Encouraging Diversity

TEAMWORK – Working Together

EXCELLENCE – Being Your Best

ACCOUNTABILITY – Taking Personal Responsibility

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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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About the company

Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff of more than 8,000 people is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development.

Our scientific focus has resulted in 23 marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them.

Today, Gilead's research and development effort is the largest it has ever been evaluating compounds with the potential to become the next generation of innovative therapies for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases and cardiovascular conditions. The commercial success of Gilead's portfolio of 23 products has provided the company with the vital resources to support the development of new therapeutic advancements.

Working at Gilead provides you with plenty of opportunities for career advancement in a growing and agile environment while working with highly respected teams.

We would like to invite you to be a part of an organization that has helped millions of people around the world live healthier and more fulfilling lives

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