Gamida Cell is an advanced cell therapy company committed to finding cures for blood cancers and serious blood diseases. We harness our cell expansion platform to create therapies with the potential to redefine standards of care in areas of serious medical need. Gamida Cell is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: GMDA).
Omidubicel, Gamida Cell’s lead investigational product candidate, is an advanced cell therapy under development as a potential life-saving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (bone marrow) transplant solution for patients with hematologic malignancies. Omidubicel is the first bone marrow transplant product to receive Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has also received Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. and EU. Omidubicel was being evaluated in an international, multi-center, randomized Phase 3 study in patients with high-risk blood cancers, and positive primary and secondary endpoint data reported in 2020.
General Scope and Summary
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role is the field-based medical/scientific expert for the company, focusing on engagement with healthcare providers to provide fair/balanced education on Gamida Cell investigational products, understanding the evolving therapeutic landscape, and supporting research collaborations across the portfolio.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Substantively contributes to scientific publication planning, slide-deck development, training initiatives and the development/implementation of a Medical Strategy Plan.
- Leading national level priority projects or cross-functional initiatives on behalf of Medical Affairs.
- Leading interactions for specific select priority projects with external collaborators or groups.
- Mentoring or coaching responsibilities for other MSLs especially new hires
- Coordinating with MA Training Lead for identifying or delivering advanced training initiatives
- Identifies, establishes, and maintains collaborative relationships with key investigators, institutions, groups and consortia in disease state areas of strategic focus for Gamida Cell.
- Provides education to the medical community on Gamida Cell investigational products and disease areas of focus.
- Increases company visibility and enhances professional interaction with current and future oncology leaders.
- Participates in medical education for healthcare professionals, including formulary (P&T) committees, through presentations at appropriate venues.
- Works with the appropriate departments/personnel at clinical sites to ensure required education and training are provided as needed.
- Identifies clinical research opportunities that are consistent with company objectives.
- Acts as the primary territory contact for the investigator-initiated research program, facilitating the process from concept submission through publication.
- Identifies and communicates key clinical and research insights from oncology leaders to help shape company research.
- Maintains a high level of clinical and scientific expertise through ongoing training and self-education, including attendance of relevant conferences, scientific workshops, and review of key publications.
- Gathers and disseminates competitive intelligence in a compliant manner.
- Takes advantage of opportunities to mentor other MSL team members, and actively contributes to cross-functional U.S. Medical Affairs teams.
- Effectively executes administrative aspects of regional field activities.
- Substantively contributes to, and provides medical leadership for, U.S. Medical Affairs and Clinical Development programs/projects.
- Provides responses to unsolicited requests for medical information, often in direct collaboration with Medical Information Services personnel.
- Completes accurate and timely reports, project plans, and required documentation requests.
Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills
- For Senior MSL, minimum five (5) years in Pharmaceutical Industry Medical Affairs as MSL, candidates with cellular therapy experience preferred.
- An advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.) is required with prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare education environment is required.
- Ability to travel up to 65% of the time: As this is a customer-facing position, and the geographic territory expected to be covered is large, the candidate’s availability for frequent travel is of paramount importance for professional and programmatic success.
- Knowledge or experience in a stem cell transplant or cellular therapy setting a plus.
- Knowledge of treatment guidelines (NCCN, ASCO, ASH, ESMO, etc.), clinical research processes, FDA regulations, CMS reimbursement coverage process, and OIG guidelines.
- Must have the ability to network and partner with important external customers, including medical thought leaders, academic institutions, large group practices, NCI Cooperative Group leadership and members, medical directors of medical groups or insurance carriers, as well as pharmacy directors.
- Must be highly articulate and self-confident during formal and informal presentations; able to convey complex, scientific ideas fluently to any audience.
- Possesses demonstrable effective leadership skills (by example and through accomplishments) and can step forward to handle challenges within scope of authority.
- Demonstrates deep therapeutic competency; stays abreast of trends and new information in the therapeutic/translational science area, as well as the profession at large.
Travel: Approximately 60-70% domestic travel is required, once travel resumes
Reports to: Senior Director, U.S. Medical Affairs
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.