Director, Medical Affairs US, Tecartus

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

Kite Pharma, A Gilead company, is a research-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to achieving one of the most ambitious goals of 21st century medicine: curing cancer. This mission is at the heart of everything that we do, from early research to product development. For more information please visit Kite

We have an exciting opportunity on our Medical Affairs team: a Director, US Medical Affairs Tecartus.

This role will be office-based in Santa Monica, CA.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Provides local medical expertise input into Product Development for Cell Therapy.
  • Represents the company to groups of experts including medical professionals and societies at scientific meetings.
  • Provides strategic direction and vision, and represents the Medical Affairs function on cross-functional teams.
  • Develops the US medical affairs strategy for specific assets Develops and leads plans, including with national cooperative groups, to define data gaps and potential requirements/needs.
  • Supports the development of complex clinical data through clinical trials, real world evidence generation and investigator studies.
  • Regularly communicates with the external medical community to remain abreast of issues in the field and to provide medical support and direction to them.
  • Collaborates appropriately with project management, biostatistics, clinical and commercial teams in multiple areas including annual strategic and tactical planning, internal training initiatives, publication planning, speaker education programs, regional consultant meetings, advisory board planning and execution, ISR/ERP programs, MS resource development, and conference preparation.
  • Works directly with the Executive Director on early development of a variety of projects, provides independent thought and initiative in the further development of specific projects and ensuing presentations and reports.
  • Attends most major conferences and helps coordinate medical affairs activities at conferences and may present to internal and external audiences.
  • 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 medical information needs.
  • Manages projects to completion, anticipating obstacles and difficulties that may arise, resolving them in a collaborative manner.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (MD, PhD or PharmD) and 8+ years of Industry clinical/research OR
  • Master's degree and 10+ years of Industry clinical/research OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of Industry clinical/research OR
  • High School degree and 16+ years of Industry clinical/research.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Medical Affairs
  • Experience in a scientific setting and a cross collaboration role
  • Experience within Oncology or Cell Therapy.
  • Strategic and tactical planning and plan execution skills, including organization, prioritization and resource management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with excellent judgment, and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and an ability to influence people who are not direct reports.
  • Strong presentation skills are also required.
  • 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

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