Sr. Director, Corporate Development - Virology

Foster City
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November 19 2020
Life Sciences, Virology
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Sr. Director, Corporate Development - Virology
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. 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

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, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

Sr. Director Corporate Development- Virology

Gilead Sciences is looking to hire a full-time Senior Director for its Corporate Development team to lead a variety of transactions including partnerships and M&A. This individual will lead corporate development activities for Gilead's Virology franchises and support the full range of deal making activities including search & evaluation, due diligence, negotiation, and transaction execution. He or she will report directly to the SVP of Corporate Development and serve as a key advisor for a diverse set of senior stakeholders across research, development, commercial and other functions.




  • Identify new business development opportunities and foster relationships with companies of interest
  • Coordinate diligence efforts including scientific reviews and commercial assessments
  • Craft proposals for new business development projects for consideration by senior leadership
  • Develop and lead negotiation of term sheets and agreements with counsel
  • Contribute to the continual development of the corporate development strategy in Virology therapeutic area
  • Manage junior members of the corporate development team




  • Minimum education and years of relevant experience, including experience in biotech/pharma sector and/or professional services (e.g. consulting, finance, legal, and/or corporate experience in a relevant function)
    • B.S./B.A. + 14 or more years of experience
    • M.B.A./Masters + 12 or more years of experience
    • J.D. +12 years of transaction specific experience and industry knowledge
  • Must have demonstrated interest in the biopharma industry and shown capability to develop knowledge of specific disease areas and products/companies
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills required
  • Must have basic understanding of financial accounting and valuation. Strong forecasting and financial modeling capability is a plus
  • Must be able to perform routine work without detailed instructions
  • Experience leading or managing cross-functional projects is a plus
  • Typically requires a BA or BS degree, chemical/biological sciences preferred


Necessary Skill Sets



  • Significant knowledge of biotech/pharma industry required
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities with limited oversight
  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of scientific concepts and drug development process
  • Aptitude for quantitative analysis such as forecasting and valuation work
  • Experience with negotiations and contacting



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