Director, Medical Affairs, US Liver and Fibrosis

Foster City, CA, US
Oct 20, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Director, Medical Affairs, US Liver and Fibrosis
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical 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.

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Director, Medical Affairs

US Medical Affairs - Liver Diseases and Fibrosis

Reporting to the Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Liver Diseases and Fibrosis, the Director, Medical Affairs, Liver Diseases and Fibrosis is a subject matter expert responsible for providing medical support to the development of the US Liver Diseases and Fibrosis Medical Affairs strategic and tactical plans in collaboration with the US Liver Diseases and Fibrosis team. The Director, Medical Affairs, Liver Diseases and Fibrosis will support current Liver Disease areas including developing and executing the HBV and HCV POAs and emerging fibrosis areas as warranted.

Job Responsibilities

As an integral part of the US Liver Diseases and Fibrosis Medical Affairs Team, and in close collaboration with the Global Medical Affairs Liver Diseases and Fibrosis team and cross-functional partners, the Director, Medical Affairs, Liver Diseases and Fibrosis will establish and maintain the tenor of Gilead's scientific communications with the HCP, Research and Patient Communities in the US. He/She will also provide frequent internal and external input into the development of both the US and Global Liver Diseases and Fibrosis Medical Affairs Strategic Plans.

The Director, Medical Affairs, Liver Diseases and Fibrosis will advise on the development of Medical Education, Phase IV, and publication/communication strategies based on US regional insights, strategy and objectives. He/She will co-lead the development of data generation and life cycle management initiatives and support the learning and development of internal stakeholders. Specific responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the development of the US Strategic Plan and US Plan of Action for medical affairs in Liver Diseases and Fibrosis
  • Functioning as an essential and initiative focused part of a vertically integrated team generating and deploying an overall strategy for optimizing content and delivery in the US Liver Disease and Fibrosis market; execute from a strategic, detail-oriented, and operational perspective
  • Leading the execution of the US Plan of Action, including patient engagement planning, advisory board planning, data generation efforts, and the execution of projects (including a focus on digital approaches) that will provide more extensive background or answers to questions in response to issues that arise relative to commercial, educational or data needs
  • Preparing and giving presentations for internal training and to external audiences
  • Serving as a medical and content expert for internal stakeholders
  • Representing Gilead at key medical conferences and congresses
  • Serve on Independent Medical Education (IMED) Committee to review and give medical perspective on IMED proposals within the US
  • Oversee medical and scientific review of US promotional materials for PRC
  • Other activities, as assigned, to support Liver Disease and Fibrosis Medical Affairs

  • Advanced degree (i.e. PhD, MD, Pharm D, NP/PA)
  • 5+ years of experience in liver disease and viral hepatitis clinical and/or pharmaceutical development
  • Demonstrate deep subject matter expertise regarding Gilead Liver Disease and Fibrosis clinical trials and clinical use, pipeline, and competitive products
  • An ability to think medically and strategically about the short- and long-term impacts within the US HBV and HCV landscapes and potential emerging fibrosis areas
  • An ability to lead collaboratively across various internal stakeholders, to inspire others and develop trusted partnerships, with a preference for prior supervisory/leadership experience
  • A strong ability to interpret and articulate clinical data
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (including presentation skills) along with excellent judgment and ability to work in a matrix team environment
  • Ability to travel to domestic and international conferences, which will include occasional weekend 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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