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Director, RWE - Oncology - Lung/GI Franchise

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Nov 13, 2023

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Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Director, RWE - Oncology - Lung/GI Franchise
United States - New Jersey - ParsippanyUnited States - District of Columbia - WashingtonUnited States - California - Foster CityUnited States - North Carolina - RaleighUnited States - Washington - Seattle

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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Job Description

Title: Director, RWE - Oncology - (Lung/GI Franchise)


This is an office based position that can be based and any of these locations:
Foster City, CA| Morris Plains, NJ| Seattle, WA| Washington, D.C.| Raleigh, NC| Stockley Park, United Kingdom| Cambridge, United Kingdom


The Director, Real-World Evidence (RWE)- Oncology will design and deliver RWE required by internal stakeholders and regulators, ensuring timeliness, quality, and utility, as well as advise on methodological approaches including support of payer and provider interactions.

Success in this role requires a strong track record in the design and conduct of epidemiologic studies/analyses, direct expertise in use of RWE at different stages of the product development and commercialization processes, and the ability to manage effort and resources in a cross-functional, matrix setting.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the single point of accountability for the development, execution, and communication of the global RWE strategy supporting early-stage clinical development and post-authorization evidence requirements for one or more pipeline/lifecycle indications for products in Franchise(s) in Oncology.
  • Employ robust scientific methods and fit-for-purpose data for the timely execution of the RWE strategy, in alignment with the clinical development plan and broader GDT objectives.
  • Generate, within time, budget, and quality standards, real-world evidence including, but not limited to: natural history of disease, population characterization, assessment of treatment patterns and unmet need, development of external comparators, benchmarking of clinical outcomes, comparative safety and effectiveness research, and post-authorization studies.
  • Ensure fulfillment of observational study conduct requirements, such as registration, ethical board approval, protocol, SAP, study report development, and disclosure.
  • Communicate effectively about the utility of RWE across the product lifecycle and drive use of study/analysis results to support internal and external decisions.
  • Contribute to the communication of observational research results, including development of pertinent sections of regulatory documents, publications, white papers.
  • Contribute to timely and appropriate development of epidemiological sections of regulatory documents for agencies worldwide (e.g., Risk Management Plan, orphan or breakthrough designations, Pediatric Investigation Plan, query responses, advisory committee briefing documents).
  • Represent the RWE function in internal cross-functional teams and initiatives.
  • Leverage close collaborations with quantitative functions within CDS (e.g., Biostatistics, Bioinformatics), as well as in Clinical Research, Patient Safety, Medical Affairs, and Global Value and Access to anticipate and meet the evidence needs of regulators, payers, providers, and patients.
  • Identify the need for and contribute directly to the development of processes and delivery of training aimed at increasing the efficiency, quality, and impact of functional activities.
  • Mentor junior epidemiologists and RWE analysts to ensure competence in epidemiologic skills and knowledge.

  • Doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, ScD, PharmD) and/or Master's degree (e.g. MSc, MPH) in Epidemiology or related discipline, such as Outcomes Research, Medicine, Biostatistics from an accredited institution, with a minimum of 8 years (PhD) or 10 years (MS) of relevant experience. Preference for a minimum of six (6) years of that experience to be in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Direct experience with different applications of RWE, including in support of early-stage clinical development, regulatory approvals, and/or safety commitments.
  • Experience designing and conducting observational research, including protocol, statistical analysis plan, and study report development.
  • Experience with secondary data analysis, including electronic medical record and/or medical claims databases, and with statistical analysis tools, such as SAS and R.
  • A track record of scientific publications demonstrating expertise in observational study design, analysis, and interpretation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Oncology therapeutic area.
  • Experience leading studies and projects in a matrix setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to function with autonomy and develop productive cross-functional collaborations.
  • Ability to manage priorities, resources, and performance targets.
  • Well-developed cross-cultural sensitivity.

The salary range for this position is: $195,245.00 - $252,670.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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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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