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Director, U.S. Therapeutic Area Policy, Virology

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Apr 16, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Virology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work

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Director, U.S. Therapeutic Area Policy, Virology
United States - District of Columbia - WashingtonUnited 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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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, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

Director, U.S. Therapeutic Area Policy, Virology

The Director, U.S. Virology Therapeutic Area (TA) Policy, is a strategic role within the matrixed U.S. Policy team as well as Gilead's broader Government Affairs (GA) organization and will be focused on developing policy solutions for the company's portfolio of innovative, life-saving Virology (HIV, Liver Disease and COVID-19) medicines. This position reports to the Senior Director of U.S. Therapeutic Area Policy and can be based in DC or Foster City, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a policy expert to GA Virology teams and cross-functional teams by assessing external risks and trends in the policy environment and identifying policy objectives and positions of greatest impact to Gilead's Virology portfolio.
  • Support the development of proactive, pro-patient Virology policy positions and solutions that are both commercially relevant and achievable.
  • Work in collaboration with GA TA Strategy teams, GA geographic teams (e.g., Federal or State Government Affairs) and cross-functional colleagues (e.g., Commercial, Legal, Medical Affairs, Public Affairs) to align on priorities, objectives, and a strategy to amplify the work.
  • Serve as a resource to the Senior Director of Therapeutic Area Policy, GA Virology TA Strategy Lead and U.S. commercial leads.
  • Conduct policy research and analyze relevant reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, and legislative/regulatory proposals pertaining to Virology policy.
  • Develop evidence-based messaging and impactful resources (e.g., talking points, position papers, memos, infographics, etc.) to advance Gilead's U.S. Virology objectives.
  • Amplify Gilead's policy priorities in appropriate settings.
  • Lead and manage multiple workstreams and deliverables to produce high quality, relevant and timely initiatives that are aligned with business and stakeholder needs.


Essential Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree and minimum 12 years of relevant public or private sector experience in the healthcare industry, or combination of experience and any related advanced degree in public policy, public administration, public health, biotechnology, or a related field.
  • Deep knowledge of U.S. federal and state healthcare policy (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) is required. Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, and HIV, Liver Disease and/or COVID-19 policy landscapes is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and driving policy positions and strategies that support business priorities and patient access. Experience influencing policy change at the federal and/or state levels is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal communications skills, particularly in interpreting and communicating complex technical information (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles, policy reports, legislation, regulations, etc.) for general audiences.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, high attention to detail and demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple workstreams and initiatives.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior pharmaceutical or device industry experience or experience within government agencies is preferred.
  • Advanced degree in public policy, health policy, public health, or health economics.


The salary range for this position is: $201,025.00 - $260,150.00. 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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Company

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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