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Associate Director, Analytical Regulatory Sciences, Systems & Operations in CMC Regulatory Affairs

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jun 12, 2024

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Associate Director, Analytical Regulatory Sciences, Systems & Operations in CMC Regulatory Affairs
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

The Associate Director, Analytical Regulatory Science, collaborates with product

development, manufacturing and quality teams on the construction, documentation and defense of the analytical control strategies in regulatory submissions preparation and review.

By balancing analytical knowledge and evolving regulatory expectations with manufacturing and analytical flexibility the incumbent will support “right first time” global approvals for CMC control strategies and maintain “right to operate” throughout the product lifecycle. In addition, the incumbent will be accountable for the interpretation and implementation of new and existing CMC regulatory guidelines and regulations to ensure approvability globally.

Knowledge & Details:
  • Prepares analytical filing content of complex submissions and related supporting activities. Prepares responses to questions from health authorities.
  • Interprets and implements ICH and regional guidelines with the goal of right first time approval of regulatory control strategies.
  • Evaluates and implements new regulatory and quality requirements for analytical control strategy in partnership with technical and manufacturing teams.
  • Evaluates and implements continual improvement for analytical control strategies, quality compliance/business processes, and regulatory filing content taking into consideration internal experience and learning from the external environment.
  • Ensures conformance to regulatory and quality requirements and internal procedures in the management of filing content and changes.
  • Evaluates and communicates risks for CMC control strategies and quality compliance to CMC RA and PDM leadership.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams and leaders across CMC RA and PDM.
  • Works with CMC RA Team Leads to provide one CMC RA voice to PDM project teams regarding regulatory strategy and technical and quality risks.
  • Demonstrates success in influencing without positional authority within a highly matrixed organization.
  • Demonstrates and models Gilead's Core Values, Leadership Commitments, and People Leader Accountabilities.
  • May participate in business process development initiatives or represent the company in industry consortia.

  • Bachelors and 10+ years of experience OR
  • Masters and 8+ years of experience OR
  • PhD and 2+ years of experience

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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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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