Senior Medical Science Liaison KY/TN

Kite Pharma
Nashville, TN, United States
Nov 11, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission!

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Senior Medical Science Liaison (MSL). Kite MSLs are scientifically trained professionals with strong clinical, research and/or industry backgrounds who must have excellent interpersonal skills. They are responsible for identifying, developing, and maintaining relationships with current and future hematology/oncology thought leaders (TLs) and other HCP's in academic and community practices. MSLs are field-based and report to a Regional Lead of MSLs within the Medical Affairs department. This role will support the Tennessee and Kentucky Territory and other locations as needed.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Engage in peer to peer scientific exchange of complex clinical and scientific information
  • Develop and foster strong scientific relationships with TLs, disease specialists, and other health care providers (HCPs)
  • Provide clinical/scientific presentations to internal and external groups
  • Compliantly provide internal teams with feedback and insights from interactions and discussions with HCPs
  • Engage in accrual enhancement activities with clinical trial sites
  • Provide support at professional meetings, including staffing exhibits, reporting on scientific sessions, and facilitating meetings with Thought Leaders and HCPs
  • Adhere to corporate and health care compliance guidance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information
  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in hematology/oncology and company's therapeutic areas of interest
  • Represent the company and Medical Affairs during exchanges with the medical and scientific community
  • Establish and maintain ongoing long-term collaborative relationships with HCPs (including physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals) within assigned territory
  • Respond to and document unsolicited requests for scientific information
  • Provide clinical input and training to internal functions as requested
  • Provide support for content development and delivery of clinical presentations at Advisory Boards, as requested
  • Work closely with other field-based employees and headquarters- based staff to rapidly respond to questions from sites in the territory

Basic Qualifications:
  • Advanced scientific degree (i.e. MD, PharmD, PhD) and 2+ years' experience in Clinical, Industry, or Research OR
  • MS Degree and 8+ years' experience in Clinical, Industry, or Research OR
  • BS Degree and 10+ years' experience in Clinical, Industry, or Research OR
  • High School Degree and 14+ years' experience in Clinical, Industry, or Research

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous MSL, Medical Affairs and/or other industry experience
  • Existing relationships with institutions, practices, and/or hospitals in territory
  • Have a working understanding of hospital and community practice hematology/oncology departments and systems
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe®
  • Ability to travel frequently (50-70%), including overnight travel
  • Must live in territory

Does this sound like you? If so, please apply today!

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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