Director, Data Governance, Clinical Data Sciences

Foster City, CA
Nov 25, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Director, Data Governance, Clinical Data 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

This role will be responsible for overseeing activities that support data sharing across the organization. This role manages relationships with stakeholders in Development, Research, Commercial, and other organizations to define and implement data governance policies and practices.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide expert direction to team to oversee data governance process management, procedural documentation, and process improvement in conjunction with cross-functional stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Facilitate data governance forums to support decision making around data usage, foster development of data sharing community, and advance best practices
  • Collaborate with systems teams to implement data governance, data sharing, data use and analysis capabilities
  • Manage junior staff and develop their capabilities in alignment with organizational priorities
  • Synthesize complex data and present recommendations clearly to senior leadership
  • Serve as central point of contact for key stakeholders
  • Ensure new regulations are interpreted and incorporated into the data governance process and procedural documentation
  • Advise on the development and delivery of internal training materials on an as-needed basis
  • Drive standardization and adoption of Gilead policies and best practices around data governance
  • Connect contracting office work with Development functions, review metadata collection, understand data needs

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Align various stakeholders and drive teams toward a common goal
  • Navigate projects amidst ambiguous situations and changing priorities
  • Manage projects and operational activities while monitoring quality work product from self and team

Core Technical
  • Analyzes problems and logically structure approaches to resolve identified challenges
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office suite, including Visio
  • Prefer familiarity with clinical trial processes
  • Prefer familiarity with implementing data governance practices

  • Execute change management effectively across cross-functional teams
  • Synthesize inputs from various stakeholders into coherent deliverables and outputs
  • Collaborate flexibly with virtual and remote team members and colleagues

Education and Experience:
  • 12+years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of relevant experience with a Master's degree
  • Includes 2 years of relevant experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceuticals industry
  • Familiarity with drug development or highly regulated industry environments

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