Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Operations - Late Phase

Foster City, CA, United States
Jul 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Operations - Late Phase
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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CLINICAL OPERATIONS: Clinical Operations is responsible for the execution of all Phase 1-4 clinical trials, across all therapeutic areas, around the world. In partnership with Clinical Research, Medical Affairs and Development Operations functions, ensures that all clinical trial activities are performed in accordance with all applicable SOPs, company policies and regulatory guidelines to provide timely delivery of high quality clinical data to support global registration and commercialization of Gilead's products.

Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Operations (CPM)- Late Phase

We are seeking a talented, experienced, and highly motivated candidate to succesfully manage Gilead Sponsored Non-Interventional studies, across Gilead's therapeutic areas. The candidate must have the ability to work independently, be an effective leader, and an engaged team member in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Specific Responsibilities and Skills for Position:
  • Manage all aspects of the conduct of assigned Non-Interventional studies (e.g.Post Authorisation Safety studies, Patient Registries, HCP Survey, Real World Evidence, Prospective and Retrospective data collection studies).
    • Protocol development, feasibility, set-up and conduct, CRO selection and oversight, and reporting according to Gilead's SOPs and appropriate national and/or global regulation and legislation.
    • Responsible for development and monitoring of study budgets and timelines and managing adjustments as necessary.
    • Actively lead Study Management Teams (SMTs) for assigned studies and provide strategic and operational advice as required.
    • Actively participate in CRO study calls as appropriate.
    • Conduct study feasibility in conjunction with internal Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations staff and/or external collaborators or CROs.
    • Develops RFPs, select CROs/vendors, and manages external resources.
    • Communicates project status and issues and ensure project team goals are met.
    • Anticipates moderately complex obstacles and client difficulties and implements solutions to achieve project goals.
    • Contributes to development of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts.
    • Co-monitoring may be required.
  • Provide support to Investigator Sponsored Trials including Fair Market Value and feasibility assessment, contract milestone advice, tracking and publication follow-up as required
  • May support/oversee Compassionate Use programs.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Clinical Operations, Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance & Epidemiology, Project Management, Regulatory, Biometrics and Clinical Research within the US and EU as required ensuring delivery of assigned studies.
  • Identify any "best practice" opportunities to share across Therapeutics Areas and Gilead sites.
  • Participate in the development of SOPs, Clinical Study Reports, INDs, NDAs, and other clinical, regulatory and safety documents as required.
  • With limited supervision may participate in or lead departmental strategic initiatives.
  • Develop good working relationships with the Global Late Phase operational team and cross-functional staff internationally as required.
  • Participate as an active member of the Global Clinical Operations Late Phase extended Leadership team and other team meetings.
  • Provide training to colleagues on process changes/improvements as necessary.
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and manage direct reports as required and support their professional development.
  • Occasional travel is required.


- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead is required

- Strong communication and influence skills and ability to create a clear sense of direction is necessary

- Thorough knowledge and understanding of FDA and/or EMA Regulations (or relevant local regulations), ICH Guidelines, and GCPs governing the conduct of clinical trials and non-interventional studies

Experience and Skills:

- At least 8+ years of experience and a RN (2 or 3 year certificate) or BS/BA in a relevant scientific discipline

- At least 6+ years of experience and a Masters\' degree or higher; scientific discipline preferred

- Experience in company sponsored clinical trial management is essential.

- Experience in Phase IV and non-interventional studies preferred.

- Experience in the review and oversight of Investigator Sponsored & Collaborative Research would be beneficial.

- Experience in the provision of compassionate use would be beneficial
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