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Captain- G650 / F2000

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Feb 29, 2024

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Captain- G650 / F2000
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

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

About the Role

Gilead is seeking a Gulfstream 650/F2000 Captain to join a close-knit team based out of the Santa Clara Airport.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Functions as the Pilot-in-Command in the assigned aircraft for a particular trip.
  • Is responsible for safely and efficiently operating the aircraft while in compliance with all applicable regulations, rules, directives, and company procedures.
  • Participates in the Safety Management System.


  • When acting as the PIC, is directly responsible for and the final authority on the operation of the assigned aircraft.
  • Operates company aircraft in a safe and efficient manner while in compliance with all Gilead Sciences rules and regulations, manufactures' limitations and manuals, governmental rules and regulations, and any other requirements of agencies having jurisdiction over the flight.
  • Supervises the activities of the flight crew.
  • Ensures that a proper preflight has been accomplished before takeoff including but not limited to the aircraft, its publications, documentation, equipment, passenger service items, fuel, weather, customs, permits, and airport / runway suitability.
  • Coordinates with and keeps Maintenance, Operations, the Chief Pilot, and the Executive Director of Aviation informed when matters that may affect the conduct of the flight occur.
  • Ensures that all embarked persons (crew and passengers) possess valid and current passports, visas and when applicable, documents of USA resident status (green cards) appropriate for the flight.
  • Completes all required reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Takes on special projects and assignments.
  • Maintains currency for all ratings, qualifications, and certificates as required.
  • Assumes any duties delegated by the Chief Pilot.


The successful candidate will have:

  • High School diploma required. A college degree is preferred.
  • Has five or more years of aviation experience.
  • Holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate with appropriate type rating endorsed as English Proficient.
  • Holds a valid First-Class Medical Certificate.
  • Holds a valid US passport.
  • Has 5,000 hours total time, 3,000 hours PIC, 500 hours in the G650 and 2,000 hours in jet aircraft preferred.
  • Has successfully completed flight, ground and simulator training in the last 12 months;
  • Has landing, instrument, and PIC currency.
  • Prior to being released to fly as PIC, all transitions and/or upgrades to PIC will be reviewed by the Executive Director of Aviation, Chief Pilot and Flight Standards Manager.
  • Experience in the DA-2000 EASY aircraft as well is a plus, or willingness to be trained in this aircraft.

The salary range for this position is: $237,660.00 - $307,560.00. 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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