Senior Director, Real-World Data Programming & Analytics

Foster City, CA
Jan 25, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Senior Director, Real-World Data Programming & Analytics
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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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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 position can be based out of Foster City, CA (preferred), Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, Raleigh, NC, Morris Plains, NJ or Cambridge, UK.**
  • Serve as the single point of accountability for the development of an enterprise-wide capability in RWD programming and for the execution of all internally conducted analytical and validation activities.
  • Develop and lead a team of RWD programmers to deliver, within time, budget, and quality standards, analyses of various types of real-world data, including data from administrative claims, electronic health records, observational studies, registries, etc.
  • Identify, assess, and oversee the integration/implementation of new data resources, methods, technology, and analytic tools.
  • Apply innovative thinking to the development of new programming procedures to improve efficiency and consistency across analyses.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of standard statistical software (e.g., SAS, R, SQL) and familiarity with cloud and high-performance computing environments (e.g., Azure, AWS).
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and summarize RWD analyses and actively participate in methodological discussions across the wider organization.
  • Coordinate the portfolio of all analytical activities and related workflow, anticipate resource needs, and ensure adequate long-term resource allocation across all therapeutic and practice areas.
  • Build effective relationships with RWE TA Heads and product leads.
  • Foster close partnerships with quantitative functions within CDS (e.g., Biostatistics, Bioinformatics) and cross-functionally across the enterprise to identify areas of collaboration and efficiency.
  • Contribute directly to the exploration of innovation in analytical methodologies, platforms, and tools, data sources and linkages, as well as computing environments.
  • Actively identify the need for the development of processes or gaps in training aimed at increasing the efficiency, quality, and impact of functional activities.
  • Mentor and train junior staff in departmental processes.
  • Represent the RWE function in internal cross-functional initiatives and external organizations, such as industry associations or professional societies.

  • Doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, ScD, PharmD) and/or Master's degree (e.g. MSc) in Epidemiology or related discipline, such as Biostatistics or Outcomes Research, from an accredited institution, with a minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant, post-graduation experience; preference for a minimum of six (6) years of that experience to be in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • A strong track record of analysis and collaborative design of RWE studies for pharmaceutical companies, consultancies, or in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of Gilead's focus therapeutic areas (i.e., Virology, Oncology, Inflammation).
  • Experience leading, coaching, and managing people in a global setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to function with a high level of autonomy and develop productive cross-functional collaborations.
  • Ability to manage priorities, resources, and performance targets, in a changing environment, while also employing a service mindset.
  • Ability to communicate proactively with others across functions to ensure shared purpose and clear accountability for future decisions.
  • Well-developed cross-cultural sensitivity.

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