Senior Manager, Medical Safety Sciences

Foster City, CA
Oct 27, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manager, Medical Safety Sciences
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.

Making an impact on a global scale
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

Job Responsibilities:
  • Signal detection and authorship of signal work-up documents in collaboration with the Safety Physician
  • Preparation of sections and associated supporting documentation for Development Core Safety Information (DCSI) and Company Core Data Sheet (CCDS)
  • Preparation of aggregate safety reports such as Development Safety Update Report (DSUR) and Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Report (PBRE)/Periodic Safety Update Report (PSUR)
  • Preparation of risk management plan (RMP)
  • Preparation of responses to safety enquiries from the Regulatory Agency
  • Contribution to safety analyses in regulatory submissions such as Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) and New Drug Application (NDA)
  • Review of global literature for identification of potential safety concerns
  • Review of safety related sections of clinical trial protocols, investigator brochures, study reports, informed consent forms, and other study related documents for assigned studies
  • Review of standard reference documents

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Works and leads assigned projects with minimal supervision following established procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with the safety physician and other team members
  • Demonstrates ability to present results and findings and discuss processes in cross-functional meetings
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze and resolve complex problems and understand the safety and medical implications
  • Communicates effectively and collaborate closely with cross-functional team members
  • Familiar with searching drug safety and literature databases for relevant information
  • May act as a mentor to employees with less experience

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Requires a degree (e.g., BS, BA, MSc or PhD) in bioscience or professional qualification in a health science field (e.g., Nursing or Pharmacy)
  • Moderate experience in drug safety and risk management is preferred
  • Possesses good knowledge of pharmacovigilance and safety regulations
  • Demonstrates proficiency in verbal and written communication, including Microsoft Excel, Office, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail and good project management skills

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