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Sr. Clinical Pharmacometrician II

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

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Clinical, Clinical Research
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Sr. Clinical Pharmacometrician II
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States - New Jersey - Parsippany

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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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.

We empower our leaders to step up, share ideas, listen, learn, and lead. We're welcoming bright, diverse, and imaginative minds; we're nurturing them to foster an environment of inclusion and growth where innovation is encouraged. We expect our people leaders to model that environment, and to focus on creating inclusion, developing talent, and enabling teams.

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

You will typically lead multiple complex pharmacometric analyses in the Oncology, inflammation and/or Virology Therapeutic Areas, which will include analyses from studies that range from first-in human through Phase IV clinical trials. These analyses and models include, but are not limited to, population PK/PD models, disease models, quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) models, physiologically-based PK models (PBPK) and statistical models for exposure-response analyses and model-based meta-analyses. You will be responsible for conduct or oversight as well as interpretation and reporting of the aforementioned analyses, and support of regulatory filings. You will champion model informed drug development across drug discovery and development and serve as a subject matter expert for modeling and simulation to cross-functional partners. You will also play a leadership role in assessing, designing and implementing other state of the art quantitative approaches that can bring additional impact and value to multiple programs.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Leading quantitative and innovative strategies well integrated within clinical pharmacology to impact model informed drug development (MIDD) during life cycle of the molecule
  • Develop and implement new pharmacometrics and state of the art quantitative pharmacology approaches to drive smarter drug development for programs
  • Guide dose regimen/optimization strategies in partnership with other therapeutic area leads and clinical pharmacology leads to enable data-driven decisions
  • Evaluate and apply PBPK, RWD, AI/ML and other quantitative tools as appropriate for clinical pharmacology decision making
  • Represent the department and provide subject matter expertise on cross‐functional project teams
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationship with colleagues within and outside the department
  • Supervise, develop and mentor junior level scientists, fellows, interns via matrix structure in clinical pharmacology teams
  • Author/review/approve modeling and simulation analysis plans and outputs, interpretation and presentation of key findings to regulators and to stakeholders as needed.
  • Provide technical input for pharmacometrics reports and regulatory submissions
  • Develop high quality modeling and simulation strategy and content for global regulatory submissions, including INDs, IBs, NDAs, MAAs and pediatric plans in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Initiate, maintain and establish relationships and agreements with contract vendors and pharmacometrics experts and consultants as needed
  • Evaluate departmental and broader organizational SOPs as fit for purpose, in compliance with current scientific standards and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure adherence to agreed timelines and budgets to insure prompt and accurate execution of deliverables from clinical pharmacology studies and programs
  • Understand the impact of decisions and actions on the business and consulting with colleagues and management as applicable
  • Participate in and collaborating with individuals from across the business in special projects
  • Develop and present training within and outside the department as needed


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.

Minimum Education & Experience
  • PharmD or PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology or related discipline with 7+ years' relevant pharmacometrics research or development experience.
  • MS in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology or related discipline with 8+ years' relevant pharmacometrics research or development experience.
  • Relevant experience in the Oncology and Inflammation Therapeutic Areas.
  • Significant experience working on, with and leading cross-functional project/program teams in life sciences.
  • Extensive experience in pharmacometrics leading and authoring modeling and simulation plans and having responsibility for the scientific execution and conducting of PK-PD, Pop PK-PD and related analyses across Phase I - IV studies.
  • Extensive experience contributing to literature and regulatory submissions.
  • Demonstrated excellence in effectively managing multiple pharmacometrics analyses deliverables and priorities through matrix management and leadership.

Knowledge & Other Desirable Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be a fast learner.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Recognized for sustained scientific excellence.
  • Extensive knowledge of PK-PD, Pop-PK-PD analyses and techniques and the physiological/pharmacological aspects of drugs.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrable abilities to effectively communicate project direction and status to varying organizational levels, including leadership teams and executives.
  • When needed, ability to travel.

The salary range for this position is: $205,700.00 - $266,200.00. 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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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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