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Senior Manager, Medical Affairs – Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Job Description

Company Background

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.  Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development.  Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

We offer you the opportunity to work within a culture of highly motivated, talented individuals who are dedicated to the company's mission.  Each job provides wide-ranging responsibilities due to our cross-functional organizational structure and leadership style, which ensures that everyone is engaged, committed and accountable.

We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds who want to work together and support each other to help make a real difference in the lives of patients - people who thrive on performing  well within  a challenging  and fast-paced environment,  living  our core values of Integrity  (always doing the right thing),  Teamwork  (collaborating  in good faith),  Excellence (working  at a high  level of commitment  and capability)  and Accountability  (taking personal responsibility).

Position Description:

Gilead Sciences in Mississauga, Ontario is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated professional capable of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.  The successful candidate will assume a full-time employment role in the capacity of Senior Manager, IBD, in Gilead Canada’s Medical Affairs Department.  Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Compliantly support the recruitment and execution of Canadian phase 1-3 clinical trials related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Communicate Gilead’s commitment to scientific excellence in Inflammatory Bowel Disease through research and balanced education
  • Appropriately communicate the clinical data to support Gilead products for the treatment of Inflammation
  • Focus on compliantly enhancing Canadian Inflammatory Bowel Disease care (IBD: with focus on Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) through non-promotional activities such as: clinical trials support, education, disease awareness, appropriate programs (including data generation), supporting diagnosis and management.
  • Contribute to the development, execution and coordination of the Medical Affairs plan of action (POA) for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, with focus on Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Develop and implement defined goals and objectives aligned with the Medical Affairs POA and other strategic initiatives
  • Provide medical leadership to plan and execute Medical Affairs Advisory Programs and provide support as needed to cross-functional HCP advisory boards.
  • Develop effective working relationships as the medical expert with cross functional teams
  • Strategic support of local Medical Affairs IBD publication planning
  • Provide medical and scientific oversight to IBD publications and scientific presentations
  • Establish strong working links with all relevant Gilead departments (e.g.Global MedAffairs, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR), Medical Affairs Outcomes Research (MAOR), Market Access, Government Affairs, Marketing)
  • Generate and disseminate data to support use of Gilead products for the treatment of IBD (including pipeline, as appropriate)
  • Support the development of local Phase 4 Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR)
  • Lead the medical and scientific review of local promotional materials for related to IBD
  • Responsible for adverse event reporting and for the compliant management of all activities in accordance with local and global regulatory requirements and policies

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • M.D., PhD. or Pharm.D preferred
  • Strong medical/clinical/scientific background in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • >5 years Pharma Industry experience in Medical Affairs, including previous experience as Medical Manager related to IBD
  • Strong clinical research background (phase 1 to 4 trials) an asset
  • Extensive experience in Project Management and in the management of Medical Education activities (CME/OLA)
  • Experience in developing effective abstracts, manuscripts, posters and slides and presenting at scientific meetings
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal, relationship-building and negotiating communication skill
  • Excellent analytical skills, demonstrated ability to identify and understand complex issues and problems and identify and query key findings from study data and publications
  • Must be able to utilize complex scientific resources for development of educational programs and presentations in a variety of different settings.
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Organized; attention to detail and able to meet timelines in a fast- paced environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize workload
  • Must be able to work with a high level of autonomy and independence
  • Must be fully cognizant and adhere to all regulatory and legal (Business Conduct) requirements for clinical trials and other Medical Affairs activities
  • Bilingual candidates are preferred.
  • Position requires >50% travel
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