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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Associate Director, Oncology Strategy & Analytics in Foster City, California

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Job Description

Clinical Operations Oncology is responsible for the worldwide execution of all Phase 1 through 3 clinical trials within the Oncology Therapeutic Area. Clinical Operations plays a key role in ensuring all Gilead clinical trials are performed in accordance with applicable SOPs, company policies and regulatory guidelines to provide timely and high-quality clinical data that supports global registration and commercialization of Gilead’s products.

Gilead has a rich pipeline of promising medicines across multiple indications in Oncology with numerous submissions and readouts planned through 2025. There are >10 active pivotal registrational trials, a robust early-mid phase pipeline, and a myriad of partnerships, collaborations, and opt-ins that require executive leadership and oversight. Oncology is a highly competitive landscape and flawless execution will be paramount to success.

To ensure Gilead is positioned for success, the ClinOps Oncology Team has established an Associate Director or Director Oncology Portfolio Strategy & Analytics role to build and lead key cross-portfolio processes, analytics, and strategy. This leader will partner with cross-organizational groups to define and develop portfolio planning and strategy approaches, analytics, and insights to optimize the Gilead portfolio. Additionally, this team member will create, manage, and implement annual congress strategy and long-term strategic planning process for Oncology Clinical Operations.

The Associate Director, Oncology Strategy & Analytics will report into the Sr. Director, Business Strategy & Operations within Clinical Operations Oncology.

Example Responsibilities:

  • Partner with oncology leadership and cross-functional teams to define, build, lead, and drive strategic processes and portfolio analytics development

  • Oversee and analyze key performance metrics across the oncology portfolio to enable top quartile performance of the portfolio

  • Identify innovative areas to provide support and optimize performance across study teams (systems and technology, study design, decentralization, team/stakeholder communication, etc)

  • Leverage strategic and analytical expertise to implement new portfolio management analysis approaches, methods, tools, and capabilities

  • Create a roadmap for Oncology Medical Congress engagement and collaborate cross-functionally to create an industry-leading operational framework

  • Partner with Medical Affairs, Clinical Development and other critical functions to develop a strategy for congress engagements, including development of content and creation of an integrated tracker to drive transparency of external engagements

  • Tracks congress timelines and ensures the strategic alignment team for each meeting delivers on the required elements on the planning process (congress overview decks, attendance lists, executive summaries)

  • Runs strategic alignment meetings including collecting the right agenda topics, ensuring the right discussions/decisions are made, and captures the minutes/action items post meeting


We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Please see the following for the qualifications and skills we seek for this role.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • BA / BS / RN with 10 or more years’ relevant clinical or related experience in life sciences. Or, MA / MS / PharmD / PhD with 8 or more years’ relevant clinical or related experience in life sciences.

  • Deep knowledge of Clinical Operations (prior experience managing clinical trials) and experience driving acceleration and process improvement activities

  • Evidence of driving business transformation and leading change across large teams

  • Ability to influence senior managers and drive change

  • Strong working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and in country regulatory guidelines and requirements.

Knowledge & Other Requirements

  • Strong self-management and organizational skills; ability to manage workload, set priorities and adjust as needed.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and oral presentation skills (both in English and local language).

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong long-term relationships with internal and external key stakeholders.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics.

  • Strong leadership presence with demonstrated ability to lead without authority at all levels of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

  • Demonstrated strategic agility and broad business acumen.

  • Possess a combination of critical thinking and operational expertise and efficiency.

  • Self-motivated with proactive issue monitoring and seeks opportunities to remove barriers.

Travel Requirements:

  • Team member may travel to specific congresses to ensure execution, including ensuring pre-event selection and onsite logistical setup coordination (securing meeting space, etc)

  • Expected travel 15%

For Colorado Job Applicants: The salary range for this position is:

$154,320.00 - $231,480.00

Gilead considers a range of factors, including background and experience, when determining base compensation. These considerations means actual compensation will vary.

Position is also eligible for bonus and benefits. For more information, visit

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