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Associate Director, Medical Information

Medical Affairs | Santa Monica, CA | Full Time

Job Description

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

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as an Associate Director of Medical Information.  This position in based in Santa Monica, CA and reports to the Director of Medical Information.  This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of best practices, working instructions, and standard operating procedures to optimize Medical Information services around Kite’s CAR and TCR investigational products.  This person will author standard response letters and contribute to the development of evidence-based submission packages in alignment with compendia strategy.  It is expected this individual will work cross-functionally with internal teams to support Medical Information launch plans for our leading product candidate axicabtagene ciloleucel (formerly KTE-C19). The AD will work with Drug Safety and Quality Assurance to ensure reported adverse events and product complaints are captured and triaged in a timely and compliant manner.  In addition, the AD may participate in the review and approval of promotional and non-promotional materials, and support the development of AMCP formulary dossiers.  

This role requires exceptional organizational and project management skills along with high proficiency in technical writing and verbal communication.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Lead and participate in the development and ongoing maintenance of Medical Information policies and procedures

  • Author standard response letters and contribute to evidence-based submission packages as a subject matter expert

  • Directly and independently handle unsolicited medical inquiries escalated to Kite Medical Information

  • Partner with Pharmacovigilance and Quality Departments to ensure AEs and PCs are captured and triaged in a timely and compliant manner

  • Utilize expertise and functional knowledge of the literature to collaboratively and effectively work within cross-functional teams to provide scientific input into the development strategy of Kite Pharma investigational therapies

  • Represent Kite Pharma at major scientific meetings and conferences


  • Advanced degree in the life sciences (PharmD, RN, PhD, MD)

  • 8+ years of experience in the industry

  • Prior experience in Medical Information is highly preferred

  • Prior corporate experience in hematology/oncology therapeutic area is highly preferred

  • Strong technical reading, writing and communication skills

  • Highly motivated to function proactively, operate with a sense of urgency, and bring tasks to completion

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as a key contributor to multi-departmental teams

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large number of complex projects simultaneously

Kite Pharma, an equal opportunity employer, is located in beautiful Santa Monica, CA just steps from Santa Monica Blvd and right off the 10.  We are able to offer the opportunity to be part of this successful, fast growing company.  A place everyone knows your name and respects your opinion while at the same time offering benefits and time off packages commensurate to any large corporation. To learn more about us, please visit our website at

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your resume or CV, cover letter and salary requirements.  All submissions will be evaluated and interviews will be conducted for those applicants who most strongly fit our needs. If you are not contacted for an interview, your resume will remain on file and active for available positions for a period of one year.

No phone calls please and no agencies or recruiters.