Kyverna Therapeutics is hiring a
Associate Director IIT in Worldwide

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Associate Director IIT
🏢 Kyverna Therapeutics
💵 $220k-$235k
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The Associate Director, IIT Lead will act as a scientific expert and offer medical support to KOLs, build the foundation of the medical affairs organization, provide clinical/medical information to healthcare providers, and serve as a scientific and clinical resource internally. The role requires an advanced science degree, prior cell therapy experience, and 5+ years as a MSL with cell therapy launch experience preferred.


  • Advanced science degree required (PhD, PharmD, MD, RN, NP, PA or equivalent)
  • Must have prior cell therapy experience
  • 5+ years as a MSL with cell therapy launch experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with Investigator Initiated and/or Collaborative research trials
  • Ability to deliver scientific and clinical presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Can independently manage projects and work well with cross-functional team members to achieve corporate and department objectives
  • Demonstrated positive, collaborative relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to proactively identify issues and have a solutions-oriented approach
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and make independent decisions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, as well as the proven track record of working effectively in diverse teams involving multi-functional disciplines
  • Proven ability to develop internal relationships in a highly matrixed environment, as well as external relationships with KOL’s and industry experts
  • Must be able and have flexibility to travel all for medical congress coverage, exhibit booth staffing as well as support team with clinical site visits depending on business needs
  • Ability to maintain current licensure and obtain appropriate certifications to allow access to customer site visits, conference attendance and international travel requirements, if required


  • Identify and develop relationships with regional and national opinion leaders to support Kyverna products
  • Support Clinical Development and Clinical Operations in the identification of clinical trial sites, participating in site initiation visits and engaging with KOLs and clinical staff to enhance clinical trial enrollment
  • Support Kyverna’s IIT/collaborative research program including acting as logistical point of contact for ongoing IITs, coordinating investigator outreach by the MSL team to their specific KOLs with IITs
  • Medical advocate for Kyverna by utilizing disease state knowledge, detailed understanding of investigational cellular therapy product(s) to engage healthcare providers
  • Serve as a scientific and clinical resource across the organization
  • Prioritize solutions to challenging scenarios and develop mitigation strategies to support the needs of the team
  • Develop educational materials for Medical Affairs, including slides and information letters, related to data being generated within the IIT program
  • Represent Kyverna at regional, national and international conferences
  • Provide detailed, clear and regular communication to deliver complex medical/scientific information effectively to HCPs
  • Collaborate with cross functional medical and marketing teams to facilitate the work for developing publications, abstracts, and posters for scientific congresses and peer reviewed journals
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and training for junior MSLs fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development
  • Work closely with internal departments such as regulatory affairs, marketing, and broader medical affairs to ensure alignment and execution of IIT strategies
  • Stay updated on the latest developments in cell therapy, competitor activities and evolving regulatory environment to maintain and enhance expertise

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in rheumatology, neurology or hematology preferred


  • $220,000 - $235,000 a year
  • The position is eligible for bonus, benefits, and participation in Company’s stock option plan
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