Director - Clinical Data Science

Foster City - California, Raleigh - North Carolina
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.

Management/Leadership Experience:

  • Experienced in building top performing data engineer team(s) and the ability to link analytical needs to business impact.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and the ability to implement a high level of compliance to data procedures.
  • Manages a group, which requires setting of direction for that group’s expertise.
  • Acts as a consultant to the Business stakeholders in his/her area. Liaises with Business Development.
  • Assigns objectives for team.
  • Assesses and analyzes business requirements and recommends solution and plan.
  • Supports a regulated function of the department, understands and performs validation efforts in accordance with legal requirements.  
  • Liaises with Business Development to schedule changes and updates for data engineering applications.
  • Manages specific projects under direction from Senior Management.
  • Contributes to the development of data engineering strategy. Acts as technical spokesperson on area of expertise.
  • Conducts professional appraisals for team members and effectively manages performance.
  • Will be given the autonomy and freedom to use his/her skills to run their own group, and to contribute to the wider business group.
  • Self-starter that is excited about building new processes and developing people towards their goals in support of Gilead mission and vision.
  • Implements strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Has the ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Can create buy-in and support and has the ability to negotiate timelines.
  • Successfully interacts within Clinical Data Science, with cross functional stakeholders on a frequent basis.
  • Viewed as a key resource by more senior individuals on initiatives and may represent the Company on contracts.
  • Inform functional management about RWE tool development process, progress and resourcing as required for the project or initiative.
  • Recommends and provides trainings.
  • Serves as project leader.
  • Participates in cross-functional meetings as a representative of RWx.

Real World Evidence and Technology Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience owning enterprise-class applications and delivering highly available distributed, fault tolerant, globally accessible services at scale.
  • Possesses a deep understanding of data science methodologies and concepts.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of originality and creativity when developing solutions to improve existing business processes within the organization by utilizing methods such as data preparation, data cleansing and data integration.
  • Experience building data driven applications.
  • Possesses a familiarity with data models such as HL7/FHIR and OMOP CDM, SDTM and ADaM.
  • Enable data pipes for enterprise data warehouse and model the data.
  • Provide technical/programming expertise to support RWD studies.
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of data engineering across the enterprise by researching industry best practices for analytics.
  • Has an understanding of clinical trials design and reporting process, as well as regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Established or willing to be the point of contact and expert for Gilead in organizations such as OHDSI, EHDEN and PhUSE as it relates to RWE.
  • Advanced skills in troubleshooting and tuning AWS Lambda functions developed with Python.
  • Experience with event-driven architecture design patterns and practices
  • Experience in database design and architecture principles and strong SQL abilities
  • Understanding of Data warehousing/Data Modeling/Data Lake with Redshift and Athena.
  • Experience with Hadoop, Hive, ECS, Glue and PySpark.

Typical Education and Training:

  • 12+ years of experience and a BS degree in Biostatistics/Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience and a MS degree in Biostatistics/Computer Science or equivalent.


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