Assoc Director, Clinical Data Management

Foster City, CA
Nov 25, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Assoc Director, Clinical Data Management
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
  • Leads and provides oversight for the execution of data management activities for more than one compound in a therapeutic area and may have accountability for CDM activities across a therapeutic area.
  • Works collaboratively with Programming (Clinical and Statistical), Clinical Operations, Biostatistics and others such as Clinical Research, DSPH, Regulatory and Project Management staff to meet project deliverables and timelines for complex clinical data acquisition, quality checking and reporting.
  • Ensure completeness, accuracy and consistency of clinical data and data structure across all projects.
  • Responsible for putting together highly effective CDM teams and delivering a clear sense of direction.
  • Anticipates complex obstacles and difficulties of clients and acts upon them in order to meet team goals
  • Solves complex problems by appropriately managing or escalating issues to senior management
  • Demonstrates a proven ability to address Regulatory Submission issues within Clinical Data Science and with other related departments.
  • Examines complex CDM technical issues from various perspectives by utilizing appropriate CDM concepts and resources.
  • Leads complex initiatives to gather, organize, and analyze interim clinical data from various data sources, such as Virology.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Highly knowledgeable in FDA/EMA regulations and has an in-depth familiarity with web-based Electronic Data Capture (EDC), clinical data management systems and industry wide thesauri, such as MedDRA.
  • Leads data management activities for regulatory submissions with minimal supervision.
  • Provides input into CDM organizational strategy and implements departmental change.
  • May have accountability for delivery of departmental infrastructure projects.
  • Leads the development, review and implementation of processes, policies, SOPs and associated documents affecting CDM.
  • Leads the compilation of responses to questions and findings from Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA) and other audits at the study / vendor level.
  • Anticipates internal resource needs and external costs for the short and long term. Works with director level management and HR to ensure long-term resource allocation within a therapeutic area.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work within budget constraints, while utilizing resources efficiently and in a fiscally responsible manner

Education & Experience
  • 10 years of experience and a BS degree.
  • 8 years of experience and a MS degree.
  • 2 years of experience and a PhD degree

Additional Experience
  • Experience leading DM activities for oncology trials (solid tumor and hematology)
  • Experience managing/overseeing several oncology trials simultaneously
  • Experience managing DM activities for dose escalation/expansion and phase 3 oncology trials
  • Familiar with response assessment criteria (e.g. RECIST, Cheson, Hallek)

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