Sr. Clinical Research Scientist, Oncology

Foster City, California
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
May 27, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Full Time

We want the determined, the big dreamers, the hopeful explorers, the we’ve-got-this-ers. Because those are the kind of people who are best able to make an impact for people with cancer. So, what’s missing? Just someone like you.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

This position will play a supportive role in Hematology/Oncology clinical development, including programs in immuno-oncology and targeted therapies. Working in collaboration with the Clinical Research lead, the position is responsible for various aspects of ongoing clinical trial program-related activities within the oncology therapeutic area. These activities include, but are not limited to, collaboration on functional area activities during program implementation, clinical study start up/execution/close out, data analysis/reporting and support of NDA/MAA filings.

Essential Duties and Job Functions: 

  • Acquires and utilizes knowledge of clinical trial design to develop specific study concept sheets and protocols. 
  • Participates in protocol review discussions concerning scientific and procedural aspects of study design. 
  • Prepares study protocols, amendments, specific sections of study manuals and Investigator meeting notebooks, and other documents as needed with appropriate guidance and supervision. 
  • With supervision, contributes to the design and development of CRFs, Data Management Manuals and Data Analysis Plans. 
  • With supervision, addresses questions regarding scientific and related procedural issues from Investigators. 
  • With supervision, contributes to the preparation and/or review of data listings, summary tables, study results, manuscripts, and scientific presentations. 
  • Assists in the preparation/review of regulatory documents, IND annual reports, IND safety reports, Investigator Brochures and NDAs. 
  • Supports priorities within functional area. 
  • Anticipates moderately complex obstacles within a clinical study and with guidance implements solutions. 
  • May be asked to coordinate teams and provide direction. 
  • May lead two or more specific components of departmental strategic initiatives. 
  • Must be able to enter a new therapeutic area and summarize scientific information that is available in published literature to integrate into new study development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required to maintain working relationship with team members to ensure scientific integrity of clinical studies. 
  • May be sought out for advice by others within the company to help make better decisions and resolve moderately complex problems.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Typically requires a higher degree such as PharmD or PhD in clinical research or clinical pharmacology in a pharmaceutical company, contract research organization or academic institution
  • 9+ years of relevant scientific and/or drug development experience with a BS degree in Biological Sciences, health care, or a related field.
  • 7+ years of relevant scientific and/or drug development experience with a MS.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a fast learner.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to change, to move between projects easily and provide support/expertise where needed.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as job-related programs such as SpotFire.


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