Sr. Manager, Medical Affairs (HIV)

Foster City
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March 17 2021
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Sr. Manager, Medical Affairs (HIV)
Canada - Ontario - Mississauga

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

The Sr. Manager, Medical Affairs (HIV) will report to the Director of Medical Affairs HIV. The role requires close national and international collaboration with colleagues from various functions and departments. The role will be office-based in Mississauga and requires national travel, when it is safe to do so.

The Role:



  • Develops and implements defined goals and objectives aligned with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action and other strategic initiatives.
  • Responds to clinical inquiries regarding marketed or developmental Gilead HIV products.
  • Presents scientific and clinical data for Gilead HIV products.
  • Identifies and develops regional and national opinion leaders to support Gilead HIV products.
  • Supports Gilead approved speakers through personal contacts and on-site visits.
  • Establishes strong relationships with opinion leaders, clinical investigators and providers at academic and non-academic settings.
  • Provides medical leadership at advisory boards.
  • Assists with Gilead Phase IV program that includes collaboration with investigators and internal Gilead personnel.
  • Assists with site selection for both Phase IV and other clinical trials.
  • Anticipates obstacles and difficulties that may arise in the field and resolves them in a collaborative manner.
  • Works collaboratively with Gilead personnel in Sales, Marketing, Clinical Research, Global Safety and Medical Affairs.
  • Utilizes scientific resources to deliver impactful presentations in a variety of different settings.
  • Travels to appointments, meetings and conferences on a frequent and regular basis, occasionally with short notice.
  • Provides strategic support with publication planning, including leading local medical projects.
  • Leads the medical and scientific review of local promotional materials for HIV-related products.
  • Is responsible for adverse event reporting and management of drug safety and pharmacovigilance activities in compliance with local and global regulatory requirements and policies.


Critical Competencies:



  • Advanced degree (i.e. MD, DO, PharmD, PhD, NP/PA) preferred or may have a BS in pharmacy or BS/MS nursing with varying levels of clinical and/or industry experience.
  • Expertise in HIV is preferred.
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical industry or related healthcare field is preferred.
  • Experience in the management or investigation of clinical trials is highly desirable.
  • Experience in developing effective abstracts, manuscripts, posters and slides and presenting at scientific meetings.
  • Experience with project management is desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Must be fully cognizant of all relevant scientific data and regulatory requirements for field-based personnel.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize workload.
  • Must have the ability to work as a member of several teams that may overlap such as national MS team, cross-functional accounts, and others. Proven ability to work in a cross-functional matrix.
  • Clinical patient contact experience is highly desirable.
  • Ability to travel frequently, occasionally with short notice.



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