The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and Kite, a Gilead Company, are proud to offer a 12-month Medical Information and Scientific Communications Fellowship program designed to provide recent Pharm.D., MD, Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experiences to excel in Medical Information and Scientific Communications, key functions in any Medical Affairs organization across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will be an integral part of the Global Medical Affairs team and will develop/manage scientific content and respond to requests for medical information about Kite products.
Subject Matter Expertise
The fellow will participate in cell therapy training, with the goal of becoming a subject matter expert. The fellow will be able to attend scientific meetings to maintain that expertise, participate in session coverage, and staff the Medical Affairs booth.
Medical Information Content
The fellow will write, update, and review Medical Information content such as standard response letters (SRL), frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents, and slide decks (if applicable). In addition, the fellow may assist in the creation or maintenance of an AMCP dossier and compendia submissions.
Respond to Unsolicited Requests for Medical Information
The fellow will coordinate with the Medical Information specialists at Kite’s call center to formulate unbiased and scientifically balanced responses to requests for medical information that have been escalated. Escalated requests will be proposed by the fellow and reviewed by the appropriate subject matter experts prior to fulfillment by the call center.
Scientific Communications Content
The fellow will be involved in the creation of high-impact scientific and medical tools for the medical science field teams, medical affairs scientific presentations, scientific booth materials at key congresses, and content at scientific advisory boards.
The fellow will function as a medical reviewer for Promotional Review Committee, Medical Review Committee, and for Commercial Learning and Development.
The fellow will work with the Kite Medical Information and Scientific Communications teams to work on projects regarding process improvement/development, implementation of new technology, and management of the call center.
The fellow will collaborate with other departments at Kite to learn about the value that Medical Information and Scientific Communications bring to the broader organization.
The fellow will learn and comply with regulations and guidance from the various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry.
USC Graduate Coursework
The fellow will complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences or Healthcare Decision Analysis.
Leadership, Teaching and Career Development
The fellow will participate in the University of Southern California through collaborations with the School of Pharmacy and gain guidance on career advancement at the annual Professional Development and Leadership Retreat.
Fellows in our program further their experience through the academic component at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, one of the nation's leading schools of pharmacy. Fellows have the opportunity to take graduate courses in the Regulatory Sciences program, lecture in the School of Pharmacy, and have access to the strong network of USC alumni.
How to Request an Interview:
Interview appointments will be scheduled on a rolling basis and applications must be submitted by December 9th, 2022.
Interviews are limited and will be offered on a competitive basis.
Please follow the document conventions listed below.
Document type: PDF
Document name: Last Name_First Name_CV.pdf
Letter of intent
Document type: PDF
Document name: Kite Med Sci_Last Name_First Name_LOI.pdf
The letter of intent should address your career goals in industry and why you are interested in the USC-Kite Scientific Communications Fellowship Program. Please address letters to:
William C. Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP Director of Fellowship Programs Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy University of Southern California School of Pharmacy 1985 Zonal Avenue Los Angeles, California 90089-9121
Applicants must have obtained a PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy within 5 years of initial appointment, and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0. Selected candidates will be invited to schedule an interview via Zoom by email.
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.