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Director, Global Publications (Scientific Comm)

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Job Description

The Director, Global Publications will be responsible for ensuring that (i) Gilead optimizes opportunities to communicate our scientific data in a compliant, efficient, and effective manner, that (ii) the various functions that have responsibilities for generating and/or communicating our data are aligned strategically, and that (iii) the program owns a comprehensive and transparent publication plans that allow for optimal planning and reporting.  The Director will lead multiple publication teams and work with cross-functional and cross-regional leaders to develop and implement high impact, strategic Publication Plans aligned with program objectives for Inflammation therapeutic area.

The Associate Director responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in concert with Clinical Research, Commercial, DevOps, HEOR and Medical Affairs to develop and maintain Global Publication Plan (GPP) for late-stage and marketed products
  • Support cross-functional Scientific Communication teams in their development of and alignment on scientific communication platform, and ensure concordance between the platform and the GPP
  • Lead global publication team meetings and facilitate decision-making on publication strategy
  • Influence the publication team and author decisions based on experience and knowledge of publication landscape (eg, selection of appropriate journals and congresses)
  • Ensure regional and local publication needs are raised and met
  • Utilize companywide system for planning and execution of company-produced publications, and provide real-time publication-related reports and metrics
  • Manage external publication vendors for publication planning and scientific platform development 
  • Oversee publication development and timely execution of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts per GPP
  • Ensure compliance with Gilead publication policy and external publication guidelines

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Understand the evolving publications landscape through engagement with and participation in professional societies (eg, ISMPP)
  • Attend key scientific congresses and meetings for the TA
  • Travel occasionally (up to 20%)

Educational Requirements

Doctorate degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) and 10+ years of medical affairs, medical communications, medical writing or medical information experience. 5+ Years in Publication planning and development


Master’s degree and 15+ years of publication planning, writing, medical affairs, medical communications, clinical or medical information experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clear understanding of current publication environment, good publication practices, Sunshine Act/Pharma Code of Conduct, ICMJE, GPP3, and other global guidelines related to publications, scientific data communication, and transparency standards
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (written, verbal, and presentation) and organizational, time management, and project management/planning skills
  • Demonstrated record of executing strategically and tactically in a highly matrixed environment working successfully with cross-functional, dynamic teams
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic input to senior leadership and influence decision making
  • Strong computer and database skills (Datavision knowledge a plus)
  • Experience leading critical functional or cross-functional initiatives

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