Associate Director/ Director, Medical Affairs Oncology

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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 1/13/2017

Gilead Sciences, Inc Foster City, CA

Foster City, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)



Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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. Gilead s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. For more information please visit We have an exciting opportunity within our Medical Affairs team in the US for an Associate Director/Director, Medical Affairs within Oncology. This role will be office based in our headquarters in Foster City, CA.


Provides local medical expert input into Global Product Development for Oncology/Hematology. Represents the company to groups of experts including Medical Professionals, societies, and Regulatory at Scientific Meetings. Develops and leads plans with national cooperative groups to define the gaps and potential requirements/needs. Supports the development of complex clinical data through clinical trials and investigator studies. Contributes to the development of the Market access Strategy in coordination with the Market Access, Regulatory affairs and HEOR teams. Provides strategic direction and vision, works as a team with the Business Unit Director and Market Access Director. Regular communication with the external medical community to remain abreast of issues in the field and to provide medical support and direction to them. Collaborates with project management, medical communications and commercial teams in multiple areas including publication planning, speaker education programs, regional consultant meetings, manuscript review and conference preparation. Work directly with the Senior Director on early development of a variety of projects, provide independent thought and initiative in the further development of specific projects and ensuing presentations and reports. Attends most major conferences and helps coordinate medical affairs activities at conferences and may present to external audience 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. Serves as the point person for the medical review at Promotional Review Committees. Manages projects to completion, anticipating obstacles and difficulties that may arise, resolving them in a collaborative manner.


The ideal candidate will be an MD, preferably with board certification in Hematology or Oncology, with significant clinical and research experience in the key therapeutic areas. Industry experience is essential, ideally including recent experience of a successful launch within Oncology or Hematology. 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 team environment. Strong presentation skills are required. Prior supervisory/leadership experience is a must. Ability to travel to domestic and international conferences which will include occasional weekend travel is required.

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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