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Executive Director, Cell Culture Development Pivotal & Commercial Biologics

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

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work

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Executive Director, Cell Culture Development Pivotal & Commercial Biologics
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.

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



The Executive Director of Cell Culture Development (CCD) will be responsible for leading the development and characterization of cell culture processes for biologics programs from the Pivotal and Commercial stages. This responsibility will also include any post launch Life Cycle Management (LCM) activities. They will also be a member of the Pivotal/Commercial Biologics Technical Development Leadership Team, that is responsible for providing leadership and decisions on the development and commercialization strategies for all aspects of late-stage process development (Cell Culture, Purification, Drug Product, Analytical Sciences, MSAT, and Materials Sciences).

Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Biologics Cell Culture organization, a department of scientists and engineers
  • Accountable for development and characterization of robust cell culture processes to support Pivotal clinical and Commercial manufacturing, including Life Cycle Management. This includes accountability for developing an integrated control strategy in partnership with organizations across Technical Development, Quality, Regulatory Affairs CMC, and Manufacturing.
  • Support regulatory filings by guiding the draft, review, and approval of CMC sections; support associated agency interactions and product-related inspections
  • Partner with cross functional members across Gilead Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM), including Quality, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs CMC, Finance and Technical Development to ensure successful commercialization of the late-stage portfolio, as well as on time delivery of clinical and commercial product.
  • Ensure strong relationships with key stakeholder functions including Research, Clinical Development, and Clinical Supply Management and Product Strategy Teams by providing technical and strategic input.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the cGMP practices and compliance requirements.
  • Serve as a member of the Biologics Pivotal/Commercial Technical Development Leadership Team responsible for developing and establishing late-stage Biologics strategy
  • Drive development and implementation of new process technologies to meet business and portfolio needs.
  • Remain current on trends and new technology advancements across the Biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Establish goals that are consistent with the portfolio & functional priorities and ensure the right balance between near term and longer-term objectives to position the organization for sustained success through tangible capability improvement
  • Hire, mentor and develop team members within the organization to help build and grow a world-class Biologics Cell Culture organization
  • Develop and manage department budget


Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or M.S. in Chemical Engineering or relevant scientific discipline with at least 15 years of experience in Cell Culture development and a record of roles with increasing responsibility and track record of progressing portfolio assets from INDs to MAAs.
  • Strong understanding and extensive hands‐on experience in cell-culture process development. In-depth knowledge and deep understanding of mammalian cell-culture processes including molecular biology & cell culture engineering concepts, media design, bioreactor scale-up, mass transfer, bioreactor control, single use and stainless bioreactor systems. In-depth knowledge of industry best practices & trends.
  • Proven experience in control strategy deployment and generation of relevant regulatory sections of IND, BLA and MAA filings.
  • Previous success working effectively in a multidisciplinary, highly matrixed environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build a team and develop a high performing organization
  • Excellent decision-making, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead high performing teams
  • Exceptional interaction, leadership and command skills are required
  • Motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Excellent verbal communication, oral presentation, and scientific writing skills. Strong self-awareness of the impact communication and working style has on others.
  • Exceptional influencing, partnership, and collaboration skills and ability to drive results within a matrix environment. Demonstrated eminence in the scientific community, with desire & ability to shape industry standards.
  • Leadership qualities of the successful candidate include the following: collaboration, building and developing high performing teams, accountability, stakeholder management, cross-functional engagement and influence, program management, strategic vision, executive presence.


People Leader Accountabilities:
  • Create Inclusion - knowing the business value of diverse teams, modelling inclusion, and embedding the value of diversity in the way they manage their teams.
  • Develop Talent - understand the skills, experience, aspirations and potential of their employees and coach them on current performance and future potential. They ensure employees are receiving the feedback and insight needed to grow, develop, and realize their purpose.
  • Empower Teams - connect the team to the organization by aligning goals, purpose, organizational objectives and holding to account. They provide the support needed to remove barriers and connect their team to the broader ecosystem.


Gilead Core Values
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. 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 careers@gilead.com for assistance.

    The salary range for this position is: $274,635.00 - $355,410.00. 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*.

    For additional benefits information, visit:

    https://www.gilead.com/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing

    * 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 ApplicantAccommodations@gilead.com 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.

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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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