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Senior Medical Scientist, Medical Sciences

Los Angeles, CA, USA | Gilead Sciences

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
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  • Experience:
    3-5 years
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Job Description

Senior Medical Scientist, Medical Sciences – Liver Diseases – West Region

This field-based Senior Medical Scientist will be part of an established team of Medical Scientists reporting to a Field Director. The MS will disseminate clinical information about Gilead’s innovative products for the treatment of HBV and HCV to thought-leaders, academic institutions, healthcare professionals, and professional organizations. The geography includes West Los Angeles (primarily), Burbank and California’s Central Coast (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo). 

Principle Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Deliver timely, accurate, and succinct clinical and scientific presentations to viral hepatitis healthcare providers, both proactively and in response to requests for information, consistent with promotional compliance, PhRMA guidelines, and FDA regulatory requirements

· Implement defined goals and objectives aligned with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action and other strategic initiatives for HBV, HCV, and NASH

· Develop plans for cultivating and maintaining working relationships with existing and future thought leaders in the assigned Midwest Region.

· Participate in advisory boards, symposia, and educational programs, such as speaker training sessions and clinical conferences

· Serve as a medical resource to Gilead’s HBV and HCV Therapeutic Sales Specialists

· Collaborate with colleagues across other functional areas, including Clinical Research, Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing

· Support the development, deployment, and appropriate use of field tools and resources (e.g. slide decks)

· Complete required administrative and training procedures in a timely fashion (expense reports, documentation of interactions)

· Adhere to all applicable pharmaceutical codes, Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidelines, and Gilead policies

· Exhibit Gilead’s core values: integrity, teamwork, accountability, excellence, and inclusion


· Advanced medical/scientific/clinical degree (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, NP, and PA preferred) with experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related healthcare field required

· A minimum 3 years of relevant experience in a medically related endeavor (i.e., HBV/HCV disease and/or antiviral medicine), with strong knowledge of the clinical research process, treatment landscape, and professional society treatment guidelines.

· Demonstrated ability to work independently

· Capacity to develop and deliver high-quality presentations is essential

· Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills required

· Affinity for a collaborative, team-oriented environment and approach; ability to network and partner with internal and external stakeholders, including medical thought-leaders, academic institutions, large group practices, medical directors, and pharmacy directors

· Excellent project management and organizational skills, including the management of multiple priorities and resources

· Strong business skills/acumen; translation of scientific expertise and knowledge to achieve the identified business goals of the company

Ability to travel > 70% of the time, occasionally with short notice

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