Associate Director, US Medical Affairs, Oncology

Foster City
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September 22 2021
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Associate Director, US Medical Affairs, Oncology
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.

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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

Associate Director, US Medical Affairs, Oncology

The Associate Director, USMA:
  • Develops annual medical affairs tactical plans based on product and disease state.

  • Works directly with the Director/Senior Director to plan and develop a variety of projects, and provides independent thought and initiative to further develop specific projects and ensuing presentations and reports.

  • Responsible for the development and execution of projects that will provide more extensive background, additional data or answers to questions in response to issues that arise relative to commercial, scientific or data needs.

  • Supports the development of complex clinical and real-world data through clinical trials, database analyses and investigator studies.

  • May serve as the point person for the medical review at Promotional Review Committees.

  • Collaborates cross-functionally in multiple areas potentially including publication planning, speaker education programs, advisory board meetings, data generation, manuscript development and review, development of medical scientist field resources, and conference preparation.

  • Represents the company to groups of experts including medical professionals, societies, and regulatory at scientific meetings. Regular communication is expected with the external medical community to remain abreast of issues in the field and to provide medical support and direction to them.

  • Attends major conferences and helps coordinate medical affairs activities at conferences and may present to external audiences.

  • Manages projects to completion, anticipating obstacles and difficulties that may arise, resolving them in a collaborative manner. Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have an MD, PhD or PharmD, with significant industry (preferably medical affairs), clinical, or research experience in the key or related therapeutic areas.
  • Industry experience (3-5 years) is strongly preferred.

  • Must have demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills along with excellent judgment and ability to work in a matrix team environment. Strong presentation skills are also required.

  • Ability to travel to domestic and international conferences, which will include occasional weekend travel, is required.

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