Sr Medical Scientist/Medical Scientist

Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences 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.

Job Description

Senior Medical Scientist / Medical Scientist, Inflammation

Gilead Sciences is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new drug discovery and investigational candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include liver viral illnesses, inflammatory diseases, and cancer.

Gilead Sciences in Melbourne, Australia is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated professional capable of working effectively in a cross-functional team environment. The successful candidate will assume a full-time employment as a field-based Senior Medical Scientist / Medical Scientist, Inflammation in the Medical Affairs department and report to the Medical Director. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure the safe and appropriate use of Gilead medicines
  • Improve the standard of clinical care for patients living with inflammatory diseases

Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as external scientific expert in the therapy area, healthcare landscape, and data on Gilead and competitor medicines
  • Implement defined goals and objectives aligned with therapy area plan of action
  • Partner with colleagues and serve as the external medical affairs representative in the cross-functional therapeutic team
  • Establish strategic relationships with key external stakeholders at a national level
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional team to develop and manage national thought leader engagement plans
  • Serve as company ambassador to professional societies, academic & research centres, patient & advocacy groups, and at national & international scientific meetings
  • Develop and present complex scientific and clinical data on Gilead medicines and related therapy areas
  • Coordinate and answer complex responses to clinical inquiries from healthcare professionals
  • Obtain external insights and support the development and execution of advisory programs
  • Partner with Clinical Operations and provides insights into investigator and site selection for Gilead trials
  • Serve as liaison for early access programs and compassionate use requests for registered Gilead medicines
  • Appropriately discuss concepts and coordinate the submission of investigator-sponsored research proposals
  • Partner with national sales manager to provide appropriate medical support for field sales team
  • Support the training of affiliate staff on therapy area and data relating to Gilead medicines
  • Work in partnership with the Medical Director to coordinate and ensure consistency and efficiency in all relevant departmental operations and processes

Knowledge, Experience, And Skills

  • Advanced scientific or clinical degree preferred
  • Therapeutic experience in rheumatology preferred
  • Functional experience in field medical affairs preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, relationship-building, influencing, and negotiation skills required
  • Aptitude to understand complex issues, identify key findings, and communicate salient points to varying audiences required
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize workload required
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy and independence required
  • Adherence to all regulatory, legal, and business conduct requirements required
  • Capacity to travel locally, nationally, and internationally when required (approximately 80% in field)

Gilead Core Values

  • Integrity (always doing the right thing)
  • Teamwork (collaborating in good faith)
  • Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability)
  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility)
  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)

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