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Director, Training US Medical Affairs

United States - California - Santa Monica, United States – RemoteMedical AffairsRegular

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Director, Training US Medical Affairs.  In this role, you will ensure that our medical teams are trained to be experts in our ground-breaking science.  You will work with the global and US headquarters teams and the US field teams in supporting our efforts in this exciting new area of cancer immunotherapy.  This role will be a hands-on resource reporting into the Head of US Medical Affairs at Kite.


  • Working under consultative direction toward long-range goals and objectives, exhibits broad knowledge and responsibility for using various forms of needs assessment to help establish the training and development needs of Medical Affairs staff (performed in conjunction with the functional heads of each Medical Affairs department). Assignments are self-initiated with almost no direct supervision.
  • Directly provides training of Medical Affairs staff or ensures that provisions are in place to have the training carried out by other internal subject matter experts or external resources. This would include a Medical Affairs-specific, new hire orientation for new Medical Affairs employees; therapeutic area training (disease state and product-specific); US congress and internal meeting support, core developmental skills; and policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Plans, develops and implements Medical Affairs training meetings including the annual US National Meeting and the Annual Medical Affairs Meeting focusing on the scientific, business and communication needs of the MA department
  • Makes use of existing corporate systems, or where applicable, helps develop, implement and maintain new systems, to document and track departmental training and development status, provide for online collaboration, and implement e-learning
  • Leads the strategic planning process, department development, workflow modifications, and updating of departmental operational guidelines, and is responsible for implementation. If business need exists, may recruit, hire, and mentor employees. Responsible for supervision and performance reviews of any direct reports, if applicable.
  • Attends scientific and professional society meetings as it pertains to training and updates of the scientific and professional material and curriculum
  • Identifies and evaluates training resources

Basic Qualifications

Advanced scientific degree (i.e. MD, PharmD, PhD) and 8+ years’ experience in Hematology/Oncology and Training/Learning and Development


Master’s Degree and 10+ years’ experience in Hematology/Oncology and Training/Learning and Development


Bachelor’s Degree and 12+ years’ experience in Hematology/Oncology and Training/Learning and Development


High School Degree and 16+ years’ experience in Hematology/Oncology and Training/Learning and Development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Field medical experience
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and Medical Affairs
  • Hematology/Oncology expertise; cell therapy expertise
  • Above average technical skills and scientific knowledge
  • Awareness of the unique features of working in a regulated environment and performing compliance-related training
  • Demonstrated competency in project management and multitasking
  • Ability to successfully collaborate cross-functionally in a matrixed environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • 5 years Learning & Development experience in a corporate setting with an emphasis on learning needs assessments; e-Learning methodology; adult learning; and the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS)