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Clinical Pharmacologist

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Mar 14, 2023

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Clinical, Clinical Research
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Clinical Pharmacologist
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

As a member within the Clinical Pharmacology Group at Gilead, you will have ultimate responsibility and accountability for clinical pharmacology programs in virology, particularly HIV treatment and prevention. We offer unparalleled opportunity to be involved with every aspect of the product development process, from first-in human through approval, including post-marketing activities. We seek to provide a fun and rewarding career and a continuous learning experience.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Leading clinical pharmacology studies of varied complexity
  • Demonstrating accountability for the clinical pharmacology program and ensuring alignment with a broader project/compound specific strategy in your therapeutic area
  • Developing and implementing new clinical pharmacology tools and technologies to drive efficient drug development for programs
  • Representing the department and providing subject matter expertise on cross-functional project teams
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative working relationship with colleagues within and outside the department
  • Mentoring junior level scientists, via matrix structure in clinical pharmacology teams
  • Authoring and reviewing clinical protocols, analysis plans, study reports and regulatory documents
  • Developing high quality clinical pharmacology content for global regulatory submissions, including INDs, IBs, NDAs, MAAs and pediatric plans
  • Evaluating departmental and broader organizational SOPs as fit for purpose, in compliance with current scientific standards and regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring adherence to agreed timelines and budgets to insure prompt and accurate execution of deliverables from clinical pharmacology studies and programs
  • Awareness of the impact of decisions and actions on the program and business

Specific education, experience and skills required for this role:
  • 0-2+ years of experience and a PhD, PharmD degree with emphasis in clinical pharmacology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, or a related scientific discipline
  • In-depth knowledge of pharmacokinetics and hands-on experience of PK analysis using software programs (e.g. WinNonlin, NONMEM)
  • Ability to critically analyze problems and provide creative solutions
  • Attention to details and strong analytical/computational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging scientific standards, and regulatory requirements for assigned territories
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills and ability to convey complex technical information clearly
  • Genuine curiosity and drive to ask questions - looking for the ‘why' of every project
  • Confidence and discipline to work autonomously
  • Desire to strive for continuous improvement

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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.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

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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.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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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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