Sr. Medical Scientist, Liver Disease, Pacific Northwest

Foster City
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November 18 2020
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist

Sr. Medical Scientist, Liver Disease, Pacific Northwest
United States - Washington - SeattleUnited States - Oregon - Portland

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. Gileads 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 companys five core values. Thats 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

This field-based Senior Medical Scientist will be part of an established team of Medical Scientists reporting to a Field Director. The MS will disseminate clinical information about Gilead's innovative products for the treatment of HBV and HCV to thought-leaders, academic institutions, healthcare professionals, and professional organizations. The geography includes: Alaska, WA, OR, Idaho, Montana, and Northernmost part of CA.

Principle Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Deliver timely, accurate, and succinct clinical and scientific presentations to viral hepatitis healthcare providers, both proactively and in response to requests for information, consistent with promotional compliance, PhRMA guidelines, and FDA regulatory requirements

  • Implement defined goals and objectives aligned with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action and other strategic initiatives for HBV, HCV, and NASH

  • Develop plans for cultivating and maintaining working relationships with existing and future thought leaders in the assigned Midwest Region.

  • Participate in advisory boards, symposia, and educational programs, such as speaker training sessions and clinical conferences

  • Serve as a medical resource to Gilead's HBV and HCV Therapeutic Sales Specialists

  • Collaborate with colleagues across other functional areas, including Clinical Research, Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing

  • Support the development, deployment, and appropriate use of field tools and resources (e.g. slide decks)

  • Complete required administrative and training procedures in a timely fashion (expense reports, documentation of interactions)

  • 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


  • Advanced medical/scientific/clinical degree (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, NP, and PA preferred) with experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related healthcare field required

  • A minimum 3 years of relevant experience in a medically related endeavor (i.e., HBV/HCV disease and/or antiviral medicine), with strong knowledge of the clinical research process, treatment landscape, and professional society treatment guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Capacity to develop and deliver high-quality presentations is essential

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills required

  • Affinity for a collaborative, team-oriented environment and approach; ability to network and partner with internal and external stakeholders, including medical thought-leaders, academic institutions, large group practices, medical directors, and pharmacy directors

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including the management of multiple priorities and resources

  • Strong business skills/acumen; translation of scientific expertise and knowledge to achieve the identified business goals of the company

    Ability to travel > 70% of the time, occasionally with short notice

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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 EEO is the Law' 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.

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