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Gilead

Director, Biomarkers - Inflammation

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Job Description

Gilead is a world leader in therapeutics development with a growing dedication to addressing needs in inflammation and autoimmune disease. We are seeking an experienced and outstanding leader for the role of Director, Biomarker Sciences for Inflammation. In this position, you will work in a dynamic multidisciplinary matrixed team environment and will lead biomarker teams that generate and summarize data from preclinical and clinical studies. You will also be responsible for the development and execution of biomarker strategies for programs within the field of inflammation focused on the development of therapies for rheumatic disease and other inflammatory diseases. Experience in elucidating the molecular etiology of these or other related diseases is an asset. You will design experiments to advance biomarker discovery efforts to impact clinical and commercial development as well as advance the research pipeline. Experience in the analysis of multi-dimensional data sets, evaluation of signaling networks, and immune cascades in inflammatory disease processes will be invaluable.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of translational and biomarker discovery and development strategies for programs within inflammation
  • Work with cross functional subject matter experts to evaluate on-going projects and programs
  • Identify, define, establish and lead external collaborations with key opinion leaders/CROs to support programs
  • Lead cross-functional Biomarker teams to execute biomarker/diagnostic development strategies to generate, analyze, and summarize data from non-clinical/clinical studies for inflammatory disease programs
  • Develop biomarker strategies and translational plans in collaboration with Research Biology, Clinical Research, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics functions
  • Author biomarker strategy documents, biomarker specific portion of clinical protocols, and regulatory documents

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in the area of inflammatory autoimmune diseases, immunology, or other related medical science field with 12+ years of directly relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in inflammation or related discipline with ability to work across disease programs
  • Ability to integrate complex disease biology, generate testable hypotheses, and execute
  • Experience with multi-dimensional data analysis for therapeutic development in preclinical and clinical settings
  • Deep understanding of drug discovery and development in both early and late stage development and familiarity with regulatory approval process.
  • Knowledge of biomarker discovery and development, assay development/validation, clinical discovery of biomarkers, and MoA/translational research
  • Basic understanding of technical aspects of companion diagnostics development an asset
  • Validated scientific/leadership expertise (working with teams, leading people/projects)
  • Confirmed publication record
  • Strong scientific background and experience in hypothesis-driven biological/translational research with demonstrated ability to execute well-designed decision-making experiments
  • Knowledge of scientific advances and ambitious activity from literature, scientific meetings and external contacts to maintain a high level of business awareness
  • Proven ability to work independently and effectively on multiple programs in a dynamic matrixed environments
  • Demonstrated effective collaboration, written/verbal communication, and interpersonal skills


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