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Senior Director, Epidemiology/ RWE Lead in Inflammation Therapeutic Areas

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

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Science/R&D, Epidemiology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Senior Director, Epidemiology/ RWE Lead in Inflammation Therapeutic Areas
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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Job Description

Senior Director, Epidemiology/ RWE Lead in Inflammation Therapeutic Areas ​

Location: Position can be based at:

Foster City, CA ...or Seattle, WA ... or Parsippany, NJ... or Stockley Park (UK)

Position Description

The Real-World Evidence (RWE) function at Gilead is part of the Clinical Data Sciences (CDS) group within the Clinical Development organization and aims to unlock the power of Real-World Data (RWD) to help transform innovations to life-changing medicines for patients. The Senior Director, RWE Inflammation Product Lead reports to the Executive Director, RWE Therapeutic Area (TA) Head-Inflammation and is accountable for the development and execution of the RWE strategy in support of one or more Inflammation products under development. The incumbent will serve as the key RWE subject matter expert within the Global Development Team (GDT) for the product(s) and all its indications across the development lifecycle and serve as a strategic partner to clinical development, medical, and commercial teams to ensure excellence in the generation and use of RWE at the global level.

The SD, RWE Product Lead will oversee a team of observational research scientists and advocate for the appropriate level of resources to ensure the timeliness, quality, and utility of RWE required by internal and external stakeholders (e.g., regulators), as well as advise on methodological approaches in support of payer and provider interactions.

Success in this role requires excellence in design and conduct of epidemiologic studies/analyses, direct expertise in use of RWE at different stages of the product development and commercialization processes, and the ability to lead and manage cross-functional efforts and resources.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Serve as the single point of accountability for the development, execution, and communication of the global RWE strategy supporting early-stage clinical development and post-authorization evidence requirements for a specific product and its pipeline/lifecycle indications in Inflammation.
  • Ensure the use of robust scientific methods and fit-for-purpose data resources for the timely execution of the RWE strategy, in alignment with the clinical development plan and broader GDT objectives.
  • Provide the functional perspective and subject-matter expertise, especially regarding regulatory use of RWE, as a member of the product GDT.
  • Lead a team of observational research scientists to deliver, within time, budget, and quality standards, proactive RWE generation including, but not limited to: natural history of disease, population characterization, assessment of treatment patterns and unmet need, development of external comparators, benchmarking of clinical outcomes, comparative safety and effectiveness research, and post-approval safety studies.
  • Communicate effectively about the utility of RWE across the product lifecycle and drive use of study/analysis results to support internal and external decisions.
  • Ensure expert communication of observational research results, including development of pertinent sections of regulatory documents, publications, white papers, press releases, etc.
  • Oversee timely and appropriate development of epidemiological sections of regulatory documents for agencies worldwide (e.g., Risk Management Plan, orphan or breakthrough designations, Pediatric Investigation Plan, query responses, advisory committee briefing documents).
  • Represent the RWE function in internal cross-functional initiatives and external organizations, such as industry associations, professional societies, or regulatory working groups.
  • Foster close collaborations with quantitative functions within CDS (e.g., Biostatistics, Bioinformatics), as well as in Research, Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, and Global Value and Access to anticipate and meet the evidence needs of regulators, payers, providers, and patients.
  • Actively identify the need for the development of processes or gaps in training documents aimed at increasing the efficiency, quality, and impact of functional activities.

  • Doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, ScD, PharmD) and/or Master's degree (e.g. MSc) in Epidemiology or related discipline, such as Outcomes Research, Medicine, Biostatistics from an accredited institution, with a minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant, post-graduation experience; preference for a minimum of six (6) years of that experience to be in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • A strong track record of scientific publications demonstrating expertise in observational study design, analysis, and interpretation and direct experience with different applications of RWE, especially in support of early-stage clinical development and regulatory approvals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Inflammation therapeutic area, including disease knowledge, current treatment practice and guidelines, pertinent clinical trial endpoints and safety outcomes.
  • Experience leading, coaching, and managing people in a global setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to function with a high level of autonomy and develop productive cross-functional collaborations.
  • Ability to manage priorities, resources, and performance targets, in a changing environment.
  • Ability to communicate proactively with others across functions to ensure shared purpose and clear accountability for future decisions.
  • Well-developed cross-cultural sensitivity.

The salary range for this position is: $255,425.00 - $330,550.00. 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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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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