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Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Liaison - Virology

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Feb 2, 2024

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Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Liaison - Virology
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.

Making an impact on a global scale
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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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.

Job Description

At Gilead we believe every employee deserves a great leader. As a people leader now or in the future, we expect that you will model and create an environment of inclusion, be intentionally focused on the hiring, development, growth, and retention of talent, and empower teams to align and achieve goals.

Job Description

Global TA Regulatory Liaisons is a core function within Gilead's Global Regulatory Affairs organization and acts as a critical strategic partner across drug discovery, development, and commercial teams. Global TA Regulatory Liaisons develop regulatory strategic options and work closely with cross-functional leaders and regulatory authorities to determine appropriate pathways to obtain and maintain licensure and optimal formulary listings. These strategies are essential in obtaining and maintaining licensure of Gilead's medicinal products and proprietary methodologies and technologies by managing registrations, other filings and regulatory agency communications and interactions in our key markets around the world.

You may act as the Global Regulatory Lead for approved marketed established products or other programs. You may lead Regulatory Submissions Teams or other Regulatory Project Teams and represent Global TA Regulatory on cross-functional core and sub-teams. You will typically be assigned multiple products or projects to lead, manage and oversee simultaneously and define the regulatory strategy, plans and objectives for assigned products or projects. You will oversee preparation and maintenance of regulatory submissions, regulatory labelling, and packaging for assigned products or projects, guiding, and advising other colleagues in the thorough and compliant completion of these activities. You will also play a leadership role in ad hoc or special projects that continuously improve or otherwise advance Regulatory Affairs capabilities.

  • As needed, represents Gilead in negotiations with regulatory authorities.
  • Makes significant contributions to the ongoing development and refinement of regulatory strategies, processes, standards, practices, efficiencies, and capabilities.
  • Represents Regulatory Affairs and may serve as Regional Lead or Global Regulatory Lead on cross-functional/cross-regional Regulatory Submission Teams. Provides strategic advice and guidance to Regulatory Affairs and cross-functional leaders and teams.
  • Defines the regulatory strategy for multiple Gilead products or projects.
  • Proactively identifies regulatory or related risks/issues and develops mitigation and/or contingency plan.
  • Oversees and guides the preparation, compilation, and timely filing of regulatory submissions, which require cross-functional interactions for assigned products.
  • Critically reviews documents for submission to regulatory authorities.
  • May have one or more direct reports.
  • Provides matrix management and leadership to project teams.
  • Provides accurate and thorough input and recommendations into resource plans required to complete own deliverables. Tracks resources to ensure compliance with agreed resource allocation, including budgets.
  • Ensures own work complies with established practices, policies, and processes, and any regulatory or other requirements.
  • As needed, works with outsourcing Vendors to ensure outsourced work is completed to a high standard.


We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Please see the following for the qualifications and skills we seek for this role.

U.S. Education & Experience
  • PharmD/PhD with 2+ years' relevant experience.
  • MA/MS/MBA with 8+ years' relevant experience.
  • BA/BS with 10+ years' relevant experience.
  • Significant regulatory, quality, compliance, or related experience in the biopharma industry.
  • Proven track record in effectively setting and directing the regulatory or related strategy to successful conclusion for one or more products or key markets.
  • Experience and proven effectiveness working and negotiating with regulatory authorities.
  • Significant experience participating in cross-functional projects and teams with responsibilities related to clinical trials or other drug development activities.
  • Line management (direct reports) experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated abilities to effectively delegate and manage others, as evidenced through either past people management or matrix management responsibilities.
  • Experience working with one or more Gilead therapeutic areas and in the postmarketing stage of drug development is strongly preferred.

Rest of World Education & Experience

BA/ BS or advanced degree in life sciences or related field with significant regulatory experience in the biopharma industry, regulatory agency, clinical research, or other related healthcare environment. Experience leading a broad range of regulatory activities and setting the regulatory strategy for biopharmaceutical products.

Knowledge & Other Requirements
  • In-depth understanding of European Medicines Agency (EMA) regulatory requirements and International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) standards for medicinal products. Understands varying regional or country regulatory requirements for assigned markets.
    • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements and processes related to EU centralized procedure is desired.
    • Knowledge of EU national procedure a plus.
    • High level regulatory knowledge for rest of world markets a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of current global and regional trends in biopharmaceutical regulatory affairs. Proven effectiveness applying this knowledge to optimize team deliverables and results.
  • Demonstrates advanced regulatory and business knowledge and advanced analytical abilities, as evidenced by strengths in assessing complex, multidisciplinary data, understanding and effectively advising on its regulatory implications.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant health authorities (HAs), including people, system, processes, and requirements, as evidenced by past effectiveness and successes in conducting HA interactions.
  • Able to represent Gilead to regulatory authorities when managing standard and non-standard negotiations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the drug development process, including all key functions involved in the various stages of drug development from early research through post-marketing.
  • Strong leadership presence with demonstrated ability to lead without authority and influence programs, projects and/or initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • When needed, ability to travel.


United States, California, Foster City, United Kingdom Cambridge, United Kingdom, Uxbridge (Stockley Park)

The salary range for this position is: $177,905.00 - $230,230.00. 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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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.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



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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