Director, US Medical Affairs, Patient Access, and Quality of Care (PAQ) – Oncology Solid Tumor Strategy

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Foster City, CA

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity within US Medical Affairs for a Director in our Patient Access and Quality of Care (PAQ team). This role can be office-based in our Foster City, CA headquarters, or the Parsippany, NJ office.

Director, US Medical Affairs, Patient Access, and Quality of Care (PAQ) – Oncology Solid Tumor Strategy

The Director, PAQ-Oncology will have responsibility for leading the development of Medical Affairs (MA) strategies and Plans of Action (POA) within a component of the Oncology Therapeutic Area (TA) for US payers and key oncology accounts. This position will report to the Medical Director, Strategy Lead of PAQ Oncology.

The Director of Medical Affairs – PAQ Oncology will support the US launch planning and execution for novel pipeline oncology products, across multiple tumor types and treatment settings.

Job Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

In collaboration with global and US TA Medical Affairs, Managed Markets, Value and Access, Commercial and Government Affairs, develop Medical Affairs strategies and POA to ensure that PAQ is improving patient lives by aligning patient population needs, external stakeholder value drivers, and Gilead portfolio and products.

He/She will provide frequent internal and external input into the development of the US PAQ Strategic Plans as well as the Integrated Evidence Plan within a component of the Gilead Oncology therapeutic area.

• Identify and develop patient access strategy and research opportunities for US payers and key accounts ensuring alignment and inclusion of assigned Oncology MA activities, to support MA scientific objectives.

• Understand PAQ OL needs, identify and communicate data gaps, and work collaboratively with research teams (Clinical Development, Medical Affairs Research, Value and Access Health Economic and Outcomes Research) to actively address evidence needs throughout the product lifecycle. Accountable for providing PAQ strategic input into Publication Strategy.

• Ensures consistency and overall strategy across Immunology in functional/tactical planning

• Consistent with the scientific strategy, develop tools and resources to support the successful implementation of the POA.

• Work effectively with external vendor partners to complete required tools and resources

• Anticipate and coordinate necessary knowledge development for the PAQ team in the respective oncology therapeutic area; ensure continuous and timely resources and training are provided to facilitate PAQ MS field team scientific knowledge and exchange

• Within the relevant Gilead Oncology TA, generate, guide, and execute on a field PAQ MS external engagement strategy with US payers/HCDMs and clinical pathways/Oncology Care Management organizations to accomplish PAQ goals and objectives based on gathered insights, market dynamics, business priorities, and yearly planning, while evaluating risks and benefits.

• Proactively share insights and evidence needs with the PAQ Oncology Medical Director

• In collaboration with PAQ MS and cross-functional partners, contributes to strategy for real-world collaborative projects or studies and drives alignment with prioritized evidence needs / gaps

• Lead communication strategy with PAQ stakeholders, including leveraging the appropriate avenues for early scientific engagement and AMCP Dossier development.

• In partnership with the FDs, coordinate efforts for key PAQ conferences (oncology and payer conferences)

• Assist with management of PAQ Medical Affairs Advisory Programs (MAAPs)

• Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with PAQ thought leaders based on mutual respect and a sincere interest in sharing their perspectives on medical therapies.

• May be responsible for preparing and giving presentations for internal training and/or external audiences

• Collaborates effectively and in a compliant manner with colleagues in other functional areas throughout Gilead.


• 8+ years of Medical Affairs (medical device/pharmaceutical industry), managed care, and HEOR experience, required. Ideally including recent experience of a successful launch within Oncology or Hematology

• Advanced degree in life sciences in one or more of the following: MD, DO, PharmD, Ph.D.

• Significant health outcomes research or medical affairs background in oncology (solid tumor or hematologic malignancies)

• Excellent strategic thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to successfully lead the ideation, development of a plan, and move to action

• Possess a willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, scientific, entrepreneurial environment

• Extensive knowledge of the US healthcare ecosystems, payer landscape, and payer evidence requirements

• An ability to think medically and strategically about the short- and long-term impacts within the US oncology healthcare landscape

• Existing contacts with payers, providers, advocates, institutions, and/or hospitals strongly preferred

• Solid working knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment

• Effective organizational, project planning, and time management skills. Strong sense of urgency and goal orientation

• Professional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of audiences

• Strong interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication

• Proven ability for organizational partnership, strong teamwork, timely decision-making, and the ability to work effectively in a matrix environment within an evolving and fluid work oncology organization

• Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe®

• Ability to travel frequently (+/- 30%)

Display of Gilead Core Values:

• Integrity (Doing What’s Right)

• Teamwork (Working Together)

• Excellence (Being Your Best)

• Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

• Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)

The salary range for this position is: $209,865.00 - $271,590.00. 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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