Senior Clinical Research Scientist Oncology

Location
Foster City, CA, United States
Posted
Mar 12, 2021
Ref
2182529
Required Education
Other
Position Type
Full time
Senior Clinical Research Scientist Oncology
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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Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Senior Clinical Research Scientist - Oncology

Gilead has declared Hematology-Oncology as one of the key therapeutic areas for future growth. Gilead is expanding its pipeline in immune oncology through internal research, partnerships and acquisitions. This role provides an exciting opportunity to participate in the future expansion of Gilead Oncology. Working in collaboration with the Clinical Research team, the position is responsible for various aspects of ongoing clinical trial program-related activities within the oncology therapeutic area, including a focus on CD47/SIRPa therapeutics from the recent acquisition of Forty-Seven, Inc. These activities encompass, 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 start up activities, including but not limited 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 internal and external parties regarding assigned studies and programs
  • With supervision, contributes to the preparation and/or review of data listings, summary tables, study results, manuscripts, scientific presentations, as well study close-out activities.
  • Assists in the preparation/review of regulatory documents, IND annual reports, IND safety reports, Investigator Brochures and NDAs.
  • Supports priorities within functional area.
  • Plays a leadership role in the development and implementation of communications strategies to support existing and concluded studies.
  • 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.
  • Completes and/or leads other special projects, as and when assigned, or otherwise requested
  • Consistently complies with all governing laws, regulations, Gilead Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other guidelines
  • 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 an advanced degree such as PharmD or PhD in clinical research or clinical pharmacology in a pharmaceutical company, contract research organization or academic institution
  • 6+ years of relevant scientific and/or drug development experience with a BS degree in Biological Sciences, health care, or a related field.
  • 5+ 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.
  • Outstanding written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills: highly effective at summarizing and presenting the key considerations and decision-points


Preferred Skills:

  • Confident and competent when interacting with varying levels of internal/external management, KOLs, etc.: stays focused and on-point, and is able to raise problems or challenges in a productive and mature manner
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as job-related programs such as SpotFire


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