Sr. Manager, Global Medical Affairs Oncology (Solid Tumors)

Foster City, CA
Oct 10, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Sr. Manager, Global Medical Affairs Oncology (Solid Tumors)
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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Sr. Manager, Global Medical Affairs Oncology (Solid Tumors)

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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For more information please visit

We have an exciting opportunity within our Global Medical Affairs team for a Sr. Manager, Global Medical Affairs within Oncology. This role will be office-based in our headquarters in Foster City, CA.

Specific Job Requirements:
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with commercial, R&D, medical communications, project management, and affiliate countries in multiple areas including advisory board planning, speaker education programs, conference preparation, publication planning, evidence generation planning, and abstracts/manuscripts/conference presentations reviewing.
  • Establish regular communication with the Medical Scientist (MS) team to remain abreast of issues in the field and to provide medical education, direction, and support for MSs.
  • Provide medical and scientific input on Independent Medical Education, grants, investigator-sponsored research, collaborative research, Medical Information response documents, and at Promotional Review Committee.
  • Collaborate with Associate Director, Directors and Executive Director to develop the Global Plan of Action, ensuring alignment of team activities.
  • Collaborate with various Medical Affairs leads on select scientific issues/topics using expertise to support the development of global scientific messages, strategic documents, and additional medical content slide decks.
  • Collaborate with the development and execution of projects that will provide more extensive background, additional data/answers to questions in response to issues related to commercial, scientific, or data needs.
  • Effectively problem-solve and suggest solutions for issues encountered with clinical studies and other projects in area of responsibility.
  • Work with Associate Director, Directors, Executive Director, and Vice President on early development of a variety of projects as new business needs arise.
  • Provide independent thought and initiative for assigned projects.
  • Manage projects to completion, anticipating obstacles and difficulties that may arise and resolving them in a collaborative manner.
  • May attend major conferences and present to external audiences.

Specific Knowledge, Education and Experience Requirements:
  • The ideal candidate will be a MD, DO, Ph.D or PharmD, with 2+ years of clinical and/or research experience in oncology and/or hematology therapeutic area.
  • Prior global or large affiliate experience in Medical Affairs activities preferred.
  • Industry experience with knowledge of all applicable regulatory and legal requirements for Medical Affairs activities is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with ability to identify and understand complex issues and problems, and identify key findings from study data and publications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills for presentations, relationship-building, and negotiating.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to meet timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with autonomy and independence.
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize workload.
  • Experience in developing effective abstracts, manuscripts, posters and slides, and presenting at scientific meetings.
  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience preferred.
  • Able to travel to domestic and international conferences which will include occasional weekend travel (10-25% expected).

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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