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Manager, Research Project Management & Operations

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Mar 6, 2023

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Manager, Research Project Management & Operations
United States - California - Foster City

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

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Job Description

At Gilead, we strive to transform the promise of science and technology into therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based biopharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of HIV, AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases.

We are growing a diverse team of professionals and an atmosphere of inclusion across departments. We need your unique talents, expertise, and background to help millions of people around the world live healthier. Join a close community where every voice is heard - where you can see and measure the results of your contributions.

The Research Strategy Innovation & Portfolio Management group at Gilead Sciences is seeking a talented and highly motivated project manager to manage coordination and progression of scientific research projects in a highly collaborative environment and cross-functional matrix. The candidate will efficiently interact with multiple stakeholders representing multiple functions within the company to drive research projects forward.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for managing multiple Nonclinical Subteams (NCSTs) that support Development Project Teams.
  • Works in partnership with NCST Leaders, Core Team Members, and stakeholders on Development Project Teams to establish NCST vision and strategy, track progress on deliverables, and ensure on-time submission of regulatory filings.
  • Manage NCST meetings, responsible for coordinating team operations, communications, agendas, and action items.
  • Collaborate with NCST members and Developmental functional area representatives to align on project execution and mitigate project issues.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and update of the nonclinical portion of RF(X) documents and Project Team goals.
  • Support Research Project teams through governance to move assets from Research into Development.

Essential Characteristics
  • Must be able to support multiple project teams simultaneously and be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be well organized and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Accountability, integrity, and maturity to work with senior level leaders and external partners.
  • Ability to operate at and move nimbly between high and detailed levels.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to changes in the work environment; comfortable with fluid objectives and priorities.
  • Ability to establish positive interactions with widely diverse personalities and communication styles; can understand motivations for other organizations.
  • High level of agility, eager to develop new skills and areas of expertise.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • BA/BS with 7+ years, MS degree with 5+ years of relevant experience, which includes experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a functional area scientist or project manager.
  • Direct experience or strong foundation in drug development process is preferred.
  • Experience should include participation in cross-functional project team activities.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom is a must.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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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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