Medical Review Physician - Global Patient Safety

Foster City
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August 31 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type
Medical Doctor

Medical Review Physician - Global Patient Safety
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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

Medical Review Physician - Global Patient Safety

Operations Medical & Literature Assessment, Medical Review

Our Global Patient Safety Mission is to protect patients through timely collection and reporting of safety information and proactive and comprehensive risk/benefit evaluation, ensuring patient safety and Gilead's compliance with global regulations for all products and therapies throughout their life cycle. We advance therapeutics through a collaborative and patient-centric approach to pharmacovigilance, leveraging innovative technology.

We are currently searching for a Medical Review Physician to review adverse event reports and provide support to the Literature Management group. The role will provide medical consultation to the Global Patient Safety (GLPS) Operations group and make contributions to process improvements. This position reports into the Senior Director, Medical & Literature Assessment (MLA), Medical Review within the Global Patient Safety department.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Reviews adverse event reports received for marketed and investigational products, adhering to standard operating procedures for medical assessment of individual case safety reports providing medical safety assessment and pharmacovigilance comment
  • Provides support to Coding Strategy group on an ad hoc basis
  • Provides medical consultation to GLPS Operations group including Literature Management on an ad hoc basis
  • Makes contributions to process improvement within GLPS, particularly with adverse event processing and operational aspects of medical review
  • Performs medical review of individual case safety reports (ICSRs) for investigational and marketed products
  • Supports Medical Review group with other ad hoc projects

Capabilities & Requirements:
  • Demonstrates an excellent scientific/clinical and analytical knowledge base, with ability to assess individual case safety reports and understand the safety/medical implications
  • Demonstrates independence in effectively managing projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Education & Qualifications:
  • Requires an MD/DO degree or equivalent
  • Completion of an accredited medical or surgical residency program is required. Board certification is preferred

Gilead Core Values
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


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