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Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs Phase 4 Research in HIV Treatment

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jun 11, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Regulatory
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs Phase 4 Research in HIV Treatment
United States - California - Foster City

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.

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

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 are seeking a talented Senior Director of Phase 4 Research in HIV treatment to join our Global Medical Affairs team to manage Gilead's investigator externally sponsored research program in HIV, and serve as Gilead study lead for key interventional Phase 4 studies in HIV treatment and prevention. The ideal candidate will be an established leader in HIV clinical and/or implementation research with an established completed research and publication record, and a deep understanding of the HIV field across both HIV treatment and prevention. This position will be based in Foster City.

Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Manage Gilead's externally sponsored research program in HIV, including determining funding priorities in line with Phase 4 integrated evidence plans (IEPs), oversight of RFP development and execution, and working with Gilead's clinical operations team to manage the externally sponsored research portfolio
  • Lead and provide scientific and methodological expertise for GMA-led Phase 4 interventional and implementation studies, in particular in support of new product launches for future long-acting HIV prevention and treatment assets
  • Lead or support the development of research communications (e.g., abstracts, manuscripts, scientific forum presentations, slide decks) to build the peer reviewed published evidence base from Phase 4 HIV treatment research
  • Lead and support Gilead HIV cross-functional data generation efforts
  • Lead or serve as core member of IEP working groups in HIV
  • Lead or co-Lead IEP x-functional teams to consolidate and coordinate data generation efforts x-functionally to ensure IEP alignment and strategic data gap fulfillment of proposed and ongoing research efforts.
  • Socialize data generation outputs to cross-functional senior and executive leadership
  • Provide strategic leadership and support of the GMA HIV Phase 4 research program proposal review including externally sponsored and Gilead sponsored sesearch (GSR)
  • Work with the Research Committee (RC) chair and lead to ensure smooth execution of externally sponsored and Gilead Sponsored proposal reviews
  • Lead the development of asset-specific RFPs to ensure high-quality, strategically aligned submissions from external investigators
  • Serve as standing member of the HIV treatment of the global and investigator sponsored research committees (GRC/IRC): provide insight and guidance on study design, methodology and analysis plan feasibility and strategic alignment for study proposals.
  • For Gilead Sponsored and collaborative research efforts, leverage methodologic expertise, research experience and HIV TA knowledge to work proactively with external investigators, local medical affairs teams and key internal stakeholders to develop and submit rigorous research proposals
  • Work with local medical affairs teams and other Phase 4 research teams in real world research to ensure strategically aligned and high-quality local sponsored study proposals
  • Assess and rate proposals submitted for GMA requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Provide expert reviews of research protocols for functional (GMA) and cross-functional protocol review boards.
  • Collaborate with the RC TA and process leads to ensure tracking of Phase 4 studies and measurement Phase 4 research impact
  • Leverage methodologic expertise, research experience and HIV TA knowledge to:
  • to design, develop and serve as medical affairs global lead for Gilead Sponsored and collaborative research studies
  • Provide high quality technical and methodological support to cross-functional teams to effectively use real world data to optimize treatment practice and improve patient outcomes throughout the lifecycle of our medicines.
  • Collaborate with the publications team in publications planning for key conferences and high-quality journals
  • Lead and provide expertise at advisory boards, conferences, and other external meetings.
  • Adhere to all applicable pharmaceutical codes, Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidelines, and Gilead policies
  • Exhibit Gilead's core values: integrity, teamwork, accountability, excellence, and inclusion

Educational and other Requirements
  • Medical degree and/or advanced degree in a scientific, medical or public health discipline (Ph.D., MD, PharmD)
  • 10 years' plus experience leading and conducting HIV Treatment interventional (clinical and/or implementation) research with specialized training in research methods
  • Proven publication track-record for research abstracts presented at major conferences, and high-impact peer reviewed journals

Preferred Qualifications
  • Research experience across both HIV prevention and treatment
  • Community-based, qualitative and/or mixed methods research experience
  • Pharma / Biotech Industry experience
  • Proficiency in statistical and qualitative data analysis software packages, Microsoft Office suite and reference management software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex scientific concepts into clear and concise language for diverse audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to critically analyze data and scientific literature.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.

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

The salary range for this position is: $274,635.00 - $355,410.00. 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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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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