Director, Global Medical Information (Oncology), Foster City, CA or other Gilead Affiliate

Foster City, CA, United States
Feb 26, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Director, Global Medical Information (Oncology), Foster City, CA or other Gilead Affiliate
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, Global Medical Information (Oncology)

*Position can be located at any Gilead affiliate*
Job Responsibilities:

As lead for our Oncology therapeutic area across regions within the department, the Director will oversee the development and delivery of medical information content on marketed and investigational products to external (health care professionals, patients, and consumers) and internal (medical affairs staff in affiliates and distributors) customers in response to requests. As such, the Director will provide clinical, strategic, and personnel oversight for a therapeutic area(s); lead strategic initiatives that improve the ability of the department to provide its services; lead and manage staff; develop, coach, and support the professional growth of individual staff members. Routine responsibilities may include performing and/or leading one or more staff members in:
  • Utilizing Medical Information content to provide scientifically balanced responses to external parties (healthcare providers and patients) or internal parties (affiliates and distributors) requesting medical or product information
  • Developing and maintaining up-to-date global response documents (GRDs) relevant to therapeutic area
  • Ensuring medical and scientific accuracy of medical information content deliverables
  • Researching and proactively creating new scientific responses to unanticipated inquiries
  • Reporting adverse events per Standard Operating Procedure
  • Maintaining a record of all interactions via a relational database
  • Recognizing, obtaining pertinent data on, and accurately transmitting adverse events or product complaints to the appropriate internal departments
  • Evaluating drug compendia for accuracy, if applicable
  • Managing medical information vendors
  • Providing oversight and support for scientific conferences with medical information activities
  • Attending scientific conferences and answering questions at medical booths
  • Partnering and providing support to colleagues in Medical Affairs for projects and deliverables specific to therapeutic area
  • Identifying and analyzing medical information trends and data gaps for therapeutic area to contribute insights to medical affairs strategies and priorities
  • Collaborating with publication teams for updates and review of medical information trends/data gaps to contribute to therapeutic area publication strategies
  • Ensuring strategic alignment and cross functional communications with key internal stakeholders and partners across Gilead (Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Scientists, Marketing, Business Conduct, Clinical Pharmacology, Analytic Operations, Supply Chain, etc.)
  • Interacting with affiliates and ensuring the proper triage of queries
  • Developing and applying complex and often long-term strategies to promote global alignment across medical information geographies
  • Updating and ensuring compliance to Medical Information standard work practices and operating procedures
  • Developing departmental strategic initiatives to address major activities within assigned therapeutic area (product launches, labeling updates, etc.)
  • Developing and maintaining a deep knowledge of product, disease state and competitor landscape for assigned therapeutic area
  • Building a strong global medical information community in collaboration with medical information regions/affiliates
  • Cultivating several influential contacts within and outside of own work area and expertise
  • Critically reviewing, editing, and/or writing scientific documents such reimbursement dossiers, draft manuscripts, and slide sets
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Providing team leadership and coaching to the Global Medical Information Team staff; Training staff and interns

K n owledge/Skills
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record in working in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Highly self-motivated and able to perform multiple tasks in a timely fashion
  • Excellent project management, analytical, strategic-thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations regarding the dissemination of medical information, drug promotion and adverse event and product quality complaint reporting
  • Strong people management skills and ability to effectively lead and motivate a high performing team of individuals

Sp ec ific Education and Experience Requirements
  • Advanced scientific or medical degree (MD, PhD, Pharmacy, RN or equivalent) is preferred
  • Oncology experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Medical Information or Medical Communications is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years line management experience

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