Director, Global Medical Affairs (Liver Diseases and Fibrosis)

Foster City
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September 09 2021
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Director, Global Medical Affairs (Liver Diseases and Fibrosis)
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

Director, Global Medical Affairs (Liver Diseases and Fibrosis)

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 America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We have the following exciting opportunity to be based in our Foster City location or remotely.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Global Liver Diseases/Fibrosis Medical Affairs in Foster City, this role is a leadership position within the global team, responsible for managing, maintaining and executing the Liver/Fibrosis data generation strategy across all products: HBV, HCV, HDV, NASH, and PSC .

A key function of this role will be to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders involved in Liver Diseases/Fibrosis data generation including other global Medical Affairs team members, field Medical Scientists Scientific Communications, Medical Affairs Research, Commercial, Value and Access, Clinical Research, Public Affairs, Government Affairs, Contracts/Finance, Clinical Pharmacology, Virology, Pharmacovigilance and Legal.

The Director will participate in projects across the Liver Diseases/Fibrosis portfolio in collaboration with therapeutic area (TA) leads, to:
  • Serve as a key contributor and knowledge expert for Liver Diseases/Fibrosis Global Medical Affairs, specifically with management of the investigator supported studies, real world data and other research programs
  • Chair the Liver Diseases/Fibrosis Medical Affairs Sub Team (MAST) which reviews, approves and endorses research that addresses key unmet medical needs facing healthcare practitioners and patients worldwide
  • Provide scientific input into study proposals; coordinate internal review of proposals, protocols, and other study documents; and liaise with affiliates and investigators
  • Independently manage projects related to analysis of novel, emerging data and determine relevant information to incorporate into medical content
  • Work closely with research groups and academic societies globally
  • Participate in Medical Affairs global activities including management of internal sites, publication and conference data, and medical sub team meetings
  • Maintain regular contact with investigators to track study progress and publication deliverables; liaise with Scientific Communications colleagues to share information regarding planned publications
  • Review abstracts and manuscripts for Gilead sponsored Phase 3b, investigator-sponsored and collaborative studies
  • Analyze complex trial data and provide interpretation to outside departments in various venues
  • Effectively communicate Gilead's data to support use of therapies in the medical community
    Generate and support materials to address scientific inquiries including documents for Medical Information, educational materials for Medical Scientists and Commercial field teams, and
  • Provide scientific input into manuscripts for publication and presentation at scientific meetings
  • Attend medical conferences to assess/gather relevant information and support activities related Liver Diseases/Fibrosis research
  • Provide training within the therapeutic area on relevant topics for Medical Affairs and Commercial personnel
  • Support medical and scientific content of advisory boards for Gilead (medical, commercial, or clinical)
  • Participate in training for Commercial Learning & Development and Medical Affairs Learning & Development

Knowledge, Experience & Skills
  • M.D., D.O., PhD (biological or pharmaceutical sciences) PharmD, NP or PA with extensive experience in hepatology, infectious diseases, virology or clinical virology
  • 5+ years' experience in Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Research including Phase IIIb and IV studies; clinical trials management, medical monitoring and scientific expertise
  • Prior academic and/or clinical experience in Liver Diseases/Gastroenterology/Infectious Diseases
  • Relevant experience in clinical trials as an investigator in industry and/or academically
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, relationship-building and negotiating communication skills
  • Experience in preparing and delivering presentations
  • Excellent teamwork skills. Organized; attention to detail and able to meet timelines in a fast-paced environment, and to support project planning across multiple activities, anticipate and prioritize workload
  • Ability to utilize moderately complex scientific resources across a variety of different settings
  • Must be fully cognizant and adhere to regulatory and legal (Business Conduct) requirements for clinical trials and other Medical Affairs activities; thorough knowledge of FDA regulations, ICH guidelines and GCPs governing the conduct of clinical trials
  • Able to work with a level of autonomy and independence
  • Ability to travel up to 25% at times
  • Ability to work around international time zones and ability to travel to domestic and international conferences which will include occasional weekend travel is required

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

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