Sr Associate, Clinical Contracts & Finance

Foster City
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February 13 2021
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Sr Associate, Clinical Contracts & Finance
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

Manages non-routine clinical study contract finance processes.
Assists in the management of the day-to-day activities of multiple areas in moderately complex clinical contracts and finance.
May manage all contract needs for a clinical program, and will analyze and interpret requests for specialized agreements, including those from foreign sites, specialized vendors as well as collaborative agreements with other bio/pharma corporate partners.
May focus on either contracts or finance or both areas based on business need.
Participates in establishing departmental and cross functional policies and procedures.
Assists junior Development Business Ops staff working on contracts in resolving moderately complex issues relating to contract negotiation or management.
Mentors and assists in training junior Development Business Ops staff in contract budgeting, development and administration.
Assists in the development of spreadsheets and tracking tools that are useful when organizing and conducting regular budget review meetings with senior clinical staff.
Assists with vendor relationship management in conjunction with the Clinical Operations, Bioanalytical Chemistry or Biometrics groups.
Works with senior staff regarding requests for information and analysis.
Works with internal customers in vendor bidding and proposal development (RFP creation and analysis).
Assists with management of Vendor bid defense meetings.
With support of internal customers and the Legal department, manages the contract negotiation process, especially in more complex, or high value contracts.
Assists management with contract life cycle management process related to vendor government, and collaborative agreements.
Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrates clear understanding of the clinical development process and associated regulations.
Demonstrates all skills of a Clinical Contracts and Finance Associate II.
Demonstrates ability to work under pressure with rapid and accurate turn-around timelines, especially while managing multiple, constantly changing priorities.
Demonstrates a general knowledge and understanding of accepted accounting procedures.
Completes tasks and projects with moderate direction from supervisor.
Travel may be required.


6+ years of experience with a BA in a relevant discipline.
4+ years of experience with a MS/MBA in a relevant discipline.
Relevant experience typically includes contract negotiation and/or clinical finance

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