Director, Scientific Publications, Oncology - REMOTE OR Foster City, CA

Foster City, CA
Oct 13, 2021
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Director, Scientific Publications, Oncology - REMOTE OR Foster City, CA
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, Scientific Publications, Oncology

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them.

By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Gilead is hiring a Director level experienced, well organized professional, who will develop, implement and manage observational research strategies and tactics to demonstrate the value of pipeline and inline products in Oncology.

This position is located at our Headquarters in Foster City, CA., OR REMOTE

Director Scientific Publications responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop, maintain and execute Global Publication Plan (GPP) for Gilead oncology late-stage and marketed products in collaboration with Clinical Research, Commercial, DevOps, HEOR and Medical Affairs.
  • Lead global publication team meetings and facilitate decision-making on publication strategy
  • Recommend author decisions based on experience and knowledge of publication landscape (eg, selection of appropriate journals and congresses)
  • Ensure regional and local publication needs are identified and addressed in the GPP
  • Utilize companywide system for planning and execution of company-produced publications, and provide real-time publication-related reports and metrics
  • Manage external publication vendors for publication planning and scientific platform development
  • Oversee publication development and timely execution of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts per GPP
  • Ensure compliance with Gilead publication policy and external publication guidelines
  • Demonstrated record of executing strategically and tactically in a highly matrixed environment working successfully with cross-functional, dynamic teams
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic input to senior leadership and influence decision making
  • Strong computer and database skills (Datavision knowledge a plus)

Additional responsibilities include the following:
  • Understand the evolving publications landscape through engagement with and participation in professional societies (eg, ISMPP)
  • Attend key scientific congresses and meetings for the TA to ensure accurate and appropriate presentation of Gilead scientific evidence
  • Travel as required (up to 20%)

Educational Requirements:

Doctorate degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) and 8 years of publication planning, writing, medical affairs, medical communications, clinical or medical information experience


Master's degree and 10 years of publication planning, writing, medical affairs, medical communications, clinical or medical information experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • CMPP certification preferred
  • Clear understanding of current publication environment, good publication practices, Sunshine Act/Pharma Code of Conduct, ICMJE, GPP3, and other global guidelines related to publications, scientific data communication, and transparency standards
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (written, verbal, and presentation) and organizational, time management, and project management/planning skills
  • Experience leading critical functional or cross-functional initiatives

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