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Director, Global Medical Information, Liver, Inflammation, Fibrosis, & Established Products (LIFE)

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Santa Monica, CA
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Jul 26, 2022

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Director, Global Medical Information, Liver, Inflammation, Fibrosis & Established Products (LIFE) (Grade 32)

Job Responsibilities

As the lead for LIFE therapeutic areas, the Director will oversee the development and delivery of medical information content on marketed and investigational products to external (health care professionals, patients, and consumers) and internal (medical affairs staff in affiliates and distributors) customers in response to requests. In addition, they will be responsible for the medical input for promotional and medical review committees. As such, the Director will provide clinical, strategic, and personnel oversight for a therapeutic area(s); lead strategic initiatives that improve the ability of the department to provide its services; lead and manage staff; develop, coach, and support the professional growth of individual staff members. Routine responsibilities may include performing and teaching one or more staff members in:
  • Utilizing Medical Information content to provide scientifically balanced responses to external parties (healthcare providers and patients) or internal parties (affiliates and distributors) requesting medical or product information
  • Developing and maintaining up-to-date global response documents (GRDs) relevant to the therapeutic area
  • Ensuring medical and scientific accuracy of medical information content deliverables and input into the Promotional Review and Medical Review Committees
  • Researching and proactively creating new scientific responses to unanticipated inquiries
  • Reporting adverse events per Standard Operating Procedure
  • Maintaining a record of all interactions via a relational database
  • Recognizing, obtaining pertinent data on, and accurately transmitting adverse events or product complaints to the appropriate internal departments
  • Evaluating drug compendia for accuracy, if applicable
  • information vendors Managing medical
  • Providing oversight and support for scientific conferences with medical information activities
  • Attending scientific conferences and answering questions at medical booths
  • Partnering and providing support to colleagues in Medical Affairs for projects and deliverables specific to the therapeutic area
  • Identifying and analyzing medical information trends and data gaps for therapeutic areas to contribute insights to medical affairs strategies and priorities
  • Collaborating with publication teams for updates and review of medical information trends/data gaps to contribute to therapeutic area publication strategies
  • Ensuring strategic alignment and cross-functional communications with key internal stakeholders and partners across Gilead (Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Scientists, Marketing, Business Conduct, Clinical Pharmacology, Analytic Operations, Supply Chain, etc.)
  • Interacting with affiliates and ensuring the proper triage of queries and content development
  • Developing and applying complex and often lengthy-term strategies to promote global alignment across medical information geographies
  • Updating and ensuring compliance to Medical Information standard work practices and operating procedures
  • Developing departmental strategic initiatives to address significant activities within the assigned therapeutic area (product launches, labeling updates, etc.)
  • Developing and maintaining a deep knowledge of the product, disease state, and competitor landscape for assigned therapeutic area
  • Building a solid global medical information community in collaboration with medical information regions/affiliates
  • Cultivating several influential contacts within and outside of own work area and expertise
  • Critically reviewing, editing, and writing scientific documents such as reimbursement dossiers, draft manuscripts, and slide sets
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Providing team leadership and coaching to the Global Medical Information Team staff; Training staff and interns

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record in working in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Highly self-motivated and able to perform multiple tasks in a timely fashion
  • Excellent project management, analytical, strategic-thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations regarding the dissemination of medical information, drug promotion and adverse event and product quality complaint reporting
  • Strong people management skills and ability to effectively lead and motivate a high performing team of individuals

Specific Education and Experience Requirements
  • Advanced scientific or medical degree (MD, Ph.D., Pharmacy, RN or equivalent) is preferred
  • LIFE therapeutic areas experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with five years of experience in Medical Information or Medical Communications is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years line management experience
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Ability to flex working hours to meet the global business need

For Colorado Job Applicants: The salary range for this position is:
$165,920.00 - $248,880.00
Gilead considers a range of factors, including background and experience, when determining base compensation. These considerations means actual compensation will vary.
Position is also eligible for bonus and benefits. For more information, visit

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