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Senior Director, U.S. Medical Affairs (USMA) HIV Prevention Strategy

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Apr 7, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Marketing
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Senior Director, U.S. Medical Affairs (USMA) HIV Prevention Strategy
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.

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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

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, COVID-19, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

The USMA Senior Director for HIV Prevention reports directly to the USMA HIV Strategy Executive Director and will serve US Medical Affairs by leading in all strategic planning for HIV prevention, including leading sexual health educational opportunities, the ongoing support for emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (F/TAF) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the planning for the potential approval of lenacapavir for PrEP, and provider education on post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Essential Duties and Job Functions
  • Leads all US HIV prevention strategy and medical tactical planning.
  • Leads strategic planning and execution of scientific education specific to F/TAF (oral) PrEP
  • Leads in the development of unbranded sexual health strategic planning and educational execution.
  • Supports the development of US-specific launch plans in support of the potential future approval of lenacapavir for PrEP.
  • Leadership of a remote team of individuals developing and executing on prevention strategy
  • Seeks out and develops educational opportunities specific to clinical and community implementation of routine sexual health services, inclusive of education on PrEP and PEP
  • Works with the field science workforce to effectively deliver strategy-aligned education and training, while serving as a conduit back to Gilead of insights noted by clinicians and patient partners in the community.
  • Develop novel medical educational tools and medical symposiums for conferences based on current strategies.
  • Partners with HIV treatment strategy to define and expand tactical efforts that span HIV treatment and prevention (in a status-neutral approach)
  • Collaborates intimately with other Gilead functions including Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, US Commercial, Government Affairs, Public Affairs, Legal and Medical Governance, to ensure alignment of strategic priorities and educational messaging.
  • Exhibit Gilead's core values: integrity, teamwork, accountability, excellence, and inclusion in accordance with the highest ethical and compliance standards, including Gilead's Code of Ethics and Business Conduct policies, and applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills
  • MD, PhD, PharmD, NP or PA, or other advanced health care degree and 12+ years of relevant work experience in the delivery of clinical services for HIV treatment and/or prevention required.
  • 5 years pharmaceutical industry experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of highly functioning healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, positive relationships with internal and external scientific stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to strategy and translate strategy into action, excellent analytical skills, and an ability to communicate complex issues in plain language.
  • Excellent strategic and organizational skills to support project management/planning across multiple activities.
  • Ability to anticipate and prioritize workload on multiple ongoing projects.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, both in leading and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Organized; attention to detail and able to meet timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work with a level of autonomy and independence in a complex cross-functional team matrix.
  • Must be fully cognizant and adhere to regulatory and legal (Business Conduct) requirements for implementation science and all other Medical Affairs activities.

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

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*.

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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.

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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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