Associate Director, Scientific Publications - HIV (Foster City, CA)

Foster City, CA
Apr 27, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Associate Director, Scientific Publications

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 an Associate Director level experienced, well-organized professional, who will develop, implement and manage the strategic publication plans for global clinical studies and non-clinical sources including HEOR, Epidemiology, RWE, Payer, Non-interventional and database studies to demonstrate the value of pipeline and inline products in HIV. This position is located at our Headquarters in Foster City, CA., OR REMOTE

Associate Director Scientific Publications responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain and execute Global Publication Plan (GPP) for Gilead in collaboration with Clinical Research, Commercial, DevOps, HEOR, and Medical Affairs.
  • Lead global publication team meetings and facilitate decision-making on publication strategy, in collaboration with TA Global Publication Director
  • Recommend author decisions based on experience and knowledge of publication landscape (e.g., selection of appropriate journals and congresses)
  • Utilize companywide system for planning and execution of company-produced publications, and provide real-time publication-related reports and metrics
  • Oversee publication development and timely execution of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts per GPP
  • Manage day-to-day external publication agency to ensure publications tactics are on budget and timelines Support the TA regarding publication program status ensuring proactive communication of overall status with cross-functional team, investigators, and alliance partners to ensure the needs of the regions and key countries
  • Collaborate effectively to support of TA in countries or regions to ensure publication activities are captured and globally aligned while still meeting local needs
  • Collaborate effectively with publication leads in countries or regions to ensure publication activities are captured and globally aligned while still meeting local needs
  • Communicate publication metric report updates as directed by the Therapeutic Area
  • Support the development of medical and scientific lexicons as needed in close collaboration with cross-functional colleagues
  • Support team in procurement process for the TA which may include attending pitches and initiating new SOW
  • Ensure compliance with Gilead publication policy and external publication guidelines
  • Keep up to date on external environment, with respect to publishing Compliance with all external codes and ethical standards in medical publishing
  • Contribute to the development of the publications group, sharing best practices
  • 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 (e.g., ISMPP)
  • Attend key scientific congresses and meetings for the TA to ensure the accurate and appropriate presentation of Gilead scientific evidence
  • Travel as required (up to 20%)

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in the health sciences or communication field with 3-5 years related experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in medical communications gained through working in the pharmaceutical industry or medical communications agency
  • Broad understanding of drug development process
  • Demonstrated budget and resource management skills in global organization
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills to deliver in a complex multidisciplinary environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with external experts, investigators, journal editors and professional bodies
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple complex stakeholders and projects within budget and timelines
  • Therapeutic area 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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