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Director US Medical Affairs, Patient Access, and Quality of Care (PAQ) Virology

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Mar 6, 2023

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Quality
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Director US Medical Affairs, Patient Access, and Quality of Care (PAQ) Virology
United States – Remote

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

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Job Description

Director US Medical Affairs, Patient Access, and Quality of Care (PAQ) - Virology

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development.

Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

We have an exciting opportunity within US Medical Affairs for a Director in our Patient Access and Quality of Care (PAQ team). This role can be remote-based, or office-based in our Foster City, CA headquarters.

Director US Medical Affairs, Patient Access, and Quality of Care (PAQ) - Virology

The Director, PAQ-HIV will have responsibility for leading the development of Medical Affairs (MA) strategies and Plans of Action (POA) within a component of the HIV and Virology Therapeutic Area (TA) for US payers and key accounts. This position will report to the Medical Sr. Director, Strategy Lead of PAQ Virology. The Director of Medical Affairs - PAQ Virology will support the US launch planning and execution for novel pipeline HIV products across treatment and prevention, as well as other products in the virology portfolio.

Job Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)
  • In collaboration with global and US TA MA, Managed Markets, Value and Access, Commercial and Government Affairs, develop Medical Affairs strategies and POA to ensure that PAQ is improving patient lives by aligning patient population needs, external stakeholder value drivers, and Gilead portfolio and products. He/She will provide frequent internal and external input into the development of the US PAQ Strategic Plans as well as the Integrated Evidence Plan within a component of the Gilead HIV therapeutic area.
  • Identify and develop patient access strategy and research opportunities for US payers and key accounts ensuring alignment and inclusion of assigned HIV MA activities, to support MA scientific objectives.
  • Understand PAQ OL needs, identify and communicate data gaps, and work collaboratively with research teams (Clinical Development, Medical Affairs Research, Value, and Access Health Economic and Outcomes Research) to actively address evidence needs throughout the product lifecycle. Accountable for providing PAQ strategic input into Publication Strategy.
  • Ensures consistency of strategy across HIV treatment and prevention in functional/tactical planning
  • Consistent with the scientific strategy, develop tools and resources to support the successful implementation of the POA.
  • Work effectively with external vendor partners to complete required tools and resources
  • Anticipate and coordinate necessary knowledge development for the PAQ team in the respective HIV therapeutic area; ensure continuous and timely resources and training are provided to facilitate PAQ MS field team scientific knowledge and exchange
  • Within the relevant Gilead HIV TA, generate, guide, and execute on a field PAQ MS external engagement strategy with US payers/HCDMs and HIV care management organizations to accomplish PAQ goals and objectives based on gathered insights, market dynamics, business priorities, and yearly planning while evaluating risks and benefits.
  • Proactively share insights and evidence needs with the PAQ Strategy Lead
  • In collaboration with PAQ MS and cross-functional partners, contributes to strategy for real-world collaborative projects or studies and drives alignment with prioritized evidence needs / gaps
  • Lead communication strategy with PAQ stakeholders, including leveraging the appropriate avenues for early scientific engagement and AMCP and preapproval dossier development.
  • In partnership with the FDs, coordinate efforts for key PAQ conferences (HIV and payer conferences)
  • Assist with the management of PAQ Medical Affairs Advisory Programs (MAAPs)
  • Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with PAQ thought leaders based on mutual respect and a sincere interest in sharing their perspectives on medical therapies.
  • May be responsible for preparing and giving presentations for internal training and/or external audiences
  • Collaborates effectively and in a compliant manner with colleagues in other functional areas throughout Gilead.

  • Advanced degree in life sciences in one or more of the following: MD, DO, PharmD, Ph.D., and 8 years of relevant experience, preferably in Medical Affairs (medical device/pharmaceutical industry), managed care, and HEOR experience, required. Ideally including recent experience of a successful launch. An MS with 10 years of experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in health economics and outcomes research including writing research protocols, partnering to execute observational and economic research, and leveraging study design to support appropriate messages for strategic needs.
  • Significant health outcomes, research, or medical affairs background in HIV
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to successfully lead the ideation, development of a plan, and move to action
  • Possess a willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, scientific, entrepreneurial environment
  • Extensive knowledge of the US healthcare ecosystems, payer landscape, and payer evidence requirements
  • An ability to think medically and strategically about the short- and long-term impacts within the US HIV healthcare landscape
  • Existing contacts with payers, providers, advocates, institutions, and/or hospitals strongly preferred
  • Solid working knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment
  • Effective organizational, project planning, and time management skills. Strong sense of urgency and goal orientation
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proven ability for organizational partnership, strong teamwork, timely decision-making, and the ability to work effectively in a matrix environment within an evolving and fluid work HIV organization
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe®
  • Ability to travel frequently (+/- 30%)

Display of Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)

For Colorado Job Applicants: The salary range for this position is:
$197,520.00 - $296,280.00
Gilead considers a range of factors, including background and experience, when determining base compensation. These considerations means actual compensation will vary.
Position is also eligible for bonus and benefits. For more information, visit

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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