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Sr Manager, Medical Education & Programs

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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May 2, 2024

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Sr Manager, Medical Education & Programs
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

Job Responsibilities

Without appreciable direction, contributes to the planning and administration of independent medical education (IMED) programs including researching and assessing applications/proposals, and providing recommendations for funding or further action. Works with Medical Affairs senior management and Legal to ensure IMED program grants are brought to fulfillment in compliance with ACCME, FDA, OIG and other relevant guidelines, as well as Gilead policies and federal/state statutes and regulations. Works with various internal functional areas, as required, conducting specific projects and ensuring clear communication within and across departments. Able to work mostly independently, exercising sound judgment in a deadline-driven environment. Support efforts to improve grants processes and systems to meet the needs of internal and external constituents. Specific responsibilities to include but not limited to:
  • In partnership with therapeutic area medical affairs teams, help develop and lead implementation of IMED functions in annual Medical Affairs global plans of action (gPOAs), including therapeutic area educational priorities and programs in support of them.
  • Organize and facilitate internal cross-functional meetings and external meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Maintain working relationships with independent educational providers (IEPs) to ensure appropriate administration of funds and compliance with applicable policies.
  • Review and assess all IMED applications/proposals, including online grant applications, and make recommendations for approval or denial.
  • Monitor IMED program budgets, including monthly grant accruals with Finance Department. Assists with IMED budget development and tracking.
  • Communicate IMED activities and outcomes to internal stakeholders via program launch memos, newsletters, outcomes presentations, and other communications, as required.
  • Support compliance initiatives relevant to the IMED team.
  • Provide input into the development and implementation of department policies and procedures.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills in collaborating (i.e. lead, focus, resolve conflict and drive consensus) with individuals from a variety of cultures and disciplines.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in project management and ability to effectively manage multiple projects/priorities.
  • Must possess sound knowledge of IMED funding, administration, and reporting requirements.
  • Must be able to conduct presentations and negotiate desired outcomes in a variety of settings through appropriate use of both verbal and written communication.
  • Proficient management skills, including planning, prioritization, objective setting, and budgeting are required.
  • Fluency with medical communications and terminology; knowledge of health care delivery, policy, and medical education; and solid background in corporate grant-making practices are strongly preferred skill sets.

Education& Experience Requirements
  • BS/BA degree required, and 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of Gilead therapeutic areas, public health interventions, relevant healthcare policy trends, adult learning principles and educational design, and evaluation techniques for IMED programs is highly desired.

The salary range for this position is: $165,580.00 - $214,280.00. 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:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.



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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