Director, Global Medical Affairs Oncology (Solid Tumors, Lung Cancer)

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

We want the revolutionaries, the committed collaborators, the bold challengers, the I-can-do-it-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.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Global Medical Affairs team for a Director, Medical Affairs within Oncology.

While the development and execution of the Global Medical Lung Cancer strategy, mainly NSCLC, will be a key responsibility in this role, the incumbent may also support other solid tumors in the pipeline. This role is global. We have offices in our headquarters in Foster City, CA, USA and in EU, and candidates may work in either country

Specific Job Requirements:

  •  Leads Medical Affairs activities in the assigned indication(s)
  •  Collaborates with project management, R&D, medical communications, and commercial teams in multiple areas including publication planning, evidence generation plan, data gap analysis, speaker education programs, reviews of manuscripts/abstracts/conference presentations, conference preparation, advisory boards, and investigator meetings.
  • Regular communication with the Gilead Medical Scientist (MS) team to remain abreast of issues in the field and to provide medical education, support, and direction to them.
  • Serves as Medical Affairs Representative on global development project teams
  • Provides medical and scientific input on Independent Medical Education, Grants, Investigator-Sponsored Research, Collaborative Research, and Promotional Review Committee
  • Working with Executive Director and Vice President on the early development of a variety of projects, he/she provides independent thought and initiative in the further development of specific projects and ensuing presentations and reports.
  • Manages projects to completion, anticipating obstacles and difficulties that may arise, resolving them in a collaborative manner.
  • Attends major conferences and helps coordinate medical affairs activities at conferences and may present to an external audience.
  • Responsible for the development and execution of projects that will provide more extensive background, additional data/answers to questions in response to issues relative to commercial, scientific, or data needs.
  • Serves as Medical Affairs Lead on select scientific issues/topics using expertise to develop global scientific messages, inform strategy, create/update slide decks, and review Medical Information response documents.
  • Collaborates with Executive Director to develop global Plan of Action and ensure alignment of team activities.

Specific Knowledge, Education, and Experience Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will be an MD, DO, Ph.D. or PharmD, with 8+ years of clinical and/or research experience in oncology therapeutic area.
  • Prior Global and/or large affiliate experience in oncology medical affairs activities is desired and preferred.  
  • Industry experience with knowledge of all applicable regulatory and legal requirements for Medical Affairs activities is a must.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation, interpersonal, relationship-building, and negotiating communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills demonstrated ability to identify and understand complex issues and problems and identify and query key findings from study data and publications.
  • Organized; attention to detail and ability to meet timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in developing effective abstracts, manuscripts, posters, and slides and presenting at scientific meetings.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize workload.
  • Ability to suggest solutions for issues encountered with clinical studies and other projects in the area of responsibility.
  • Must be able to work with a level of autonomy and independence.
  • Ability to travel to domestic and international conferences which will include occasional weekend travel is required. (25% expected).


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