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Associate Director, U.S. HIV Policy

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Nov 25, 2022
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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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.


The Associate Director of U.S. HIV Policy will conduct policy analysis and research, build evidence-based messaging and argumentation, inform and develop policy and advocacy materials for internal and external audiences, and serve as a resource to therapeutic area (TA) policy leadership regarding U.S. government policies that impact patient access to Gilead's innovative HIV medicines.

The ideal candidate possesses a deep knowledge of U.S. federal and state healthcare policy (Medicare and Medicaid) and the U.S. HIV/AIDS landscape; and an understanding of the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

Responsibilities include:


  • Analyze and summarize relevant state and federal policies, issues and trends and evaluate implications for Gilead's HIV business
  • Develop resources for internal and external stakeholders, including talking points, issue briefs, one-pagers, reports and presentations, that outline policy positions, implications, arguments and key messages
  • Collaborate with Government Affairs and Policy TA Team to define and evolve Gilead's HIV policy positions in support of corporate mission to maintain patient-provider choice and access to innovative HIV treatment and prevention medicines
  • Serve as a resource to Director of HIV Policy, global and local commercial HIV TA leads and GA&P TA leads
  • Ensure timely coordination on policy priorities and strategic development
  • Identify and support engagement with influential third-party organizations, including health care policy experts, policy research organizations, and aligned patient advocacy groups
  • Anticipate trends in the external environment that will impact HIV markets and develop plans to address areas of concern



  • 8-10 years of relevant public or private sector experience in health care industry, or combination of experience and related advanced degree (MPH, MPP, MBA, PhD).
  • Deep understanding of U.S. government policies that impact the pharmaceutical industry and HIV market.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in policy-related strategy, analytics, communication, presentation and problem solving.




  • Experience delivering policy initiatives with demonstrated success.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills – demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple work streams.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal communications skills, particularly in interpreting complex technical rhetoric for general audience. English fluency required.
  • Domestic travel [25%] required.

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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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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