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Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Operations- Oncology

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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May 27, 2024

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Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Operations- Oncology
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States - New Jersey - ParsippanyUnited States - Washington - Seattle

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.

Making an impact on a global scale
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.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact.

We believe every employee deserves a great leader. People Leaders are the cornerstone to the employee experience at Gilead and Kite. As a people leader now or in the future, you are the key driver in evolving our culture and creating an environment where every employee feels included, developed and empowered to fulfil their aspirations. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.

Job Description


Clinical Operations is responsible for the worldwide execution of all Phase I - IV clinical trials across all Gilead therapeutic areas. Clinical Operations plays a key role in ensuring all Gilead clinical trials are performed in accordance with applicable SOPs, company policies and regulatory guidelines to provide timely and high-quality clinical data that supports global registration and commercialization of Gilead's products.

You will manage a team of direct and potentially indirect reports. You will oversee and be responsible for the successful execution of studies and/or multiple studies within a program or multiple programs, including financial responsibility. You will be responsible for the resource management of studies, including ongoing assessment of resource needs and optimal deployment of resources to support a fluid ‘One Ops' workforce. You will participate and engage in Clinical Operations and/or cross-functional organizational change initiatives. You may act as the business process owner (BPO) and/or serve as a subject matter expert for Clinical Operations processes. You will encourage an innovative mindset by championing new ideas and initiatives and incorporating best practices, external benchmarking and standardization across Clinical Operations.

  • Typically manages a team of direct reports and may have indirect reports. Hires, develops and retains diverse top talent on the team. Sets clear goals for the team and individuals direct reports. Coaches direct reports on their performance, development and career interests.
  • May provide input into strategic and operational short- and long-range therapeutic area / functional area plans as appropriate, including supporting alignment and communications to other team members upon implementation.
  • Acts as team leader and builder; providing guidance and oversight for the successful management of all aspects of clinical trials within designated program budgets and timelines.
  • Leads cross-functional Study Management Teams (SMTs) and influences all relevant stakeholders.
  • Partners with cross-functional teams to manage, adjust and revise project timelines and budgets as needed.
  • Communicates project status and issues and ensures project team goals are met in alignment with project decisions. Escalates issues as needed.
  • Participates in the development of all study-related documentation, including study protocols.
  • Participates in the selection and management of contract research organizations (CROs) / vendors, including development of requests for proposals (RFPs).
  • Anticipates obstacles and difficulties and implements solutions to achieve project goals, including risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Resolves issues as needed within national and international regulations and guidelines.
  • Uses all available tools to track, oversee and communicate on program status to all key stakeholders.
  • Participates in and/or leads departmental or interdepartmental strategic initiatives.
  • As assigned, initiates, authors or otherwise contributes to standard operating procedure (SOP) development, implementation and training.
  • Responsible for Clinical Operations activities conducted by the affiliate that are required by local regulations and/or usual practice to support clinical trials.
  • Ensures team's work complies with established practices, policies and processes, and any regulatory or other requirements.


We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Please see the following for the qualifications and skills we seek for this role.

Minimum Education & Experience
  • BA / BS / RN with 8 or more years' relevant clinical or related experience in life sciences. Or, MA / MS / PharmD / PhD with 6 or more years' relevant clinical or related experience in life sciences.
  • Typically has a minimum of 4 years' cross-functional study management or related leadership experience in life sciences, including multiple years' experience managing study management or project teams.
  • Experience developing RFPs and selection and management of CROs or other vendors.
  • Typically has some experience managing direct reports.
  • Proven ability to successfully start-up, manage and close-out clinical studies, including authoring clinical study and regulatory documentation and SOPs.
  • Meets all requirements for Senior Clinical Trial Manager (Senior CTM) grade 28 position with demonstrable proficiency.

Knowledge & Other Requirements
  • Advanced knowledge of one or more disease or therapeutic areas, as evidenced by independence in designing, implementing and managing study team plans, deliverables and resource management.
  • Complete knowledge of full cycle study management, from start-up to close-out.
  • Advanced knowledge of study management best practices and tools and has shown ability to apply these to improve study efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Thorough knowledge of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA), and other applicable national regulations, International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) guidelines and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) governing the conduct of clinical studies.
  • Proven ability to effectively author clinical study and regulatory documentation.
  • Ability to lead and influence programs, projects and/or initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team-oriented, highly-matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness coaching, guiding and directing the work of others, effectively managing performance of others, and developing team capabilities.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in proactively managing change.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • When needed, ability to travel.

The salary range for this position is: $177,905.00 - $230,230.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



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.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.



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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