Director, Medical Affairs, Strategic Evidence Generation and Scientific Collaborations Oncology

GILEAD Sciences
San Mateo, CA
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023
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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. For more information, please visit

We have an exciting opportunity within US Medical Affairs for a Director, Medical Affairs, Strategic Evidence Generation and Scientific Collaborations, Oncology. This role will be onsite in Foster City, CA., or Parsippany, NJ.

Reporting to the Senior Director and Lead of Strategic Evidence Generation and Scientific Collaborations US Medical Affairs (USMA), this role is a position responsible for co-developing the US Medical Affairs strategy for evidence generation across a portion of the solid tumor and hematologic programs.

The key functions of this role will be to represent and consider the healthcare environment of the US with internal and external stakeholders involved in cancer therapies across approved and pipeline molecules and indications, including the Global Medical Affairs team, US Patient Access and Quality team, Scientific Communications/Publications, Medical Affairs Outcomes Research, Commercial Strategy, Marketing, Value, and Market Access, Clinical Research/Development, US Public Affairs, US Government Affairs, Patient Engagement, Business Conduct (Legal), and the field-based US Medical Science Liaisons.

Job Responsibilities

As an integral part of the USMA Oncology team, and in close collaboration with Oncology medical directors, Field Medical., Global Medical Affairs, Medical Patient Access and Quality, and cross-functional partners, this role will establish and execute an overarching strategy for evidence generation across various tumor types in the US, including collaboration with cooperative groups, NCI/CTEP, and other key organizations. This role will also provide frequent internal and external input into the development of both the US and Global Medical Affairs Strategic Plans for Trodelvy, and other key molecules, particularly the Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP) and will be a key contributor to the US medical Plan of Action (POA)

Specific responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:
  • Demonstrate deep subject matter expertise in Trodelvy clinical trials and their clinical use, as well as competitive products
  • Contribute to the development of the Global Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP) and Local Plan of Action (POAs) by providing US-based strategic perspectives
  • Develop strategies and implementation plans to define and address education, research, and medical affairs insights and data generation needs within the US
  • Prepare presentation materials and present scientific data at internal meetings and external advisory boards
  • Support US medical efforts in global and regional Congress strategic planning and tactical execution
  • Support US medical efforts and strategic planning for US Based Oncology Societies
  • Provide medical and scientific leadership and support at key scientific meetings with US HCPs / patient presence
  • Serve as an information resource to Gilead colleagues, including the US Medical Science Liaisons, including medical educational activities, grants, and investigator-sponsored/collaborative studies.
  • Collaborate with Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) Medical Affairs Sub Team (MAST) and Clinical R&D
  • Upon occasion, Lead the delivery of timely, accurate, and succinct communication of fair-balanced clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare professionals, both proactively and in response to requests for information, consistent with promotional compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Upon occasion, participate in the editorial review of all scientific content to ensure strategic alignment and accuracy
  • Support the development of Disease-Specific Publication Strategy
  • Support data generation activities through:
  • Critical review of global ISR, Ph 3b, and Ph4 study proposals generated in the US
  • Review abstracts and/or manuscripts that result from US ISR grants
  • Communicate Gilead's commitment to scientific excellence through research and education
  • Provide strategic input to the Global Medical Affairs Plan
  • Collaborate effectively and in a compliant manner with colleagues in other functional areas throughout Gilead.
  • Other activities, as assigned, to support US Medical Affairs strategy development and tactical execution

  • Advanced medical/scientific degree (i.e., Ph.D., MD, Pharm D) and 8+years OR MA/MS and 10+years OR BA/BS and 12+years of similar experience in industry or related setting
  • Industry experience in Medical Affairs or success in a similar role outside of the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience specific to oncology is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and translate that strategy into an actionable work plan.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal, relationship-building, negotiating, and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills to support project planning across multiple activities, and to anticipate and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to identify and understand complex issues and problems; ability to identify and query key findings from study data and publications.
  • Experience in developing effective abstracts, manuscripts, posters, and slides and presenting at scientific meetings
  • Must be fully cognizant of and adhere to regulatory and legal (Business Conduct) requirements for clinical trials and related Medical Affairs activities; thorough knowledge of FDA regulations, ICH guidelines, and GCPs governing the conduct of clinical trials is preferred
  • Able to work with a high level of autonomy and independence.
  • Must be able to travel > 50% of the time, with a mix of US and international travel.

Display of 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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The salary range for this position is: $230,860.00 - $298,760.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.
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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.
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  • Location: United States - California - Foster City; United States - New Jersey - Parsippany
  • Type: Full time

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