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Senior Director, Post Authorization Studies (PAS) Lead

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Mar 3, 2023

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Senior Director, Post Authorization Studies (PAS) Lead
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States - New Jersey - Morris Plains

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.

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Job Description

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Function as the Medical Monitor for Post Authorization Studies (PAS) that are assigned to PS for the purposes of regulatory commitments.
  • Collaborate with the SMEs for the products to assure an understanding of the necessary data to be collected and Adverse Events of Interest for the compound in the PAS.
  • Collaborate cross functionally in the PAS study design.
  • In collaboration with the CRO develop the medical monitoring plan (MMP) for the PAS.
  • Collaborate cross functionally and proactively if based on prior regulatory requests a PAS can be predicted to be necessary for marketing authorization.
  • For studies collecting data on the same compound look for opportunities to standardize the data collected and the methods of collection within the studies, to achieve efficiencies.
  • Contributes to preparation and review of safety documents, regulatory inquiries, study reports and SAP
  • Contributing to manuscripts, abstracts, and scientific presentations as necessary.
  • Participates in audits, data analysis, and other ad hoc activities.
  • Oversee CRO safety related activities to assure contractual agreements are being met and provide medical input on escalated issues as needed.
  • Communicate with compound SMEs regarding PAS progress for the purposes of aggregate reports, RMPs regulatory communications.
  • Contribute to PAS process improvements.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Provides medical safety oversight of the PAS, CRO and sign off on safety documents, collaborate within PS and cross functionally to ensure the studies meet the regulatory request and CROs meet contractual agreements.
  • Performs monitoring of the study CRO, medical evaluation of data as needed, review of study reports, medical monitoring plans and monitoring for safety signals.
  • Keep compound SMEs informed of the study progress, issues, and findings.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Requires an MD/DO degree or equivalent
  • Requires completion of an accredited medical or surgical residency program. Board certification is preferred.
  • Should have an exceptional track record of excellence in clinical practice in a medical specialty
  • Should have an excellent scientific/clinical and analytical knowledge base, with ability to assess data and understand the safety/medical implications
  • Ability to communicate to high level stakeholders under tight deadlines and to manage multiple major projects simultaneously
  • Ability to develop cross functional relationships with RWE, Med Affairs, Clinical Operations, work with CROs, understand roles and responsibilities, and review data.
  • Necessary to have experience in post marketing pharmacovigilance, signal detection and evaluation, review of study reports, work collaboratively in a cross functional setting and attention to detail.
  • Preferred to have experience with drug approval and regional post authorization requirements.

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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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