Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Foster City


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Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. Within the Gilead family, Kite Pharma are a leader in engineered T cell therapy, changing the paradigm of cancer treatment with what is potentially the biggest breakthrough since the introduction of combination therapy. With an unrelenting drive and a singular focus on our strategy to bring life-saving therapies to patients.

-  This role can manage and complete complex to non-routine clinical contracts and finance processes.
-  Manages an operational function including supervising other staff who contribute to either clinical finance or contract production.
-  May focus on either contracts or finance or both areas of the department based on business need.
-  Manages the day-to-day activities of multiple areas in moderately complex clinical contracts and finance.
-  Participates in establishing departmental and cross-functional policies and procedures.
-  Manages contract activities for multiple clinical development programs, ensuring there are adequate staff with the skills to complete site and CRO contracts accurately, consistently and in a timely manner.
-  Assists other staff in resolving moderately complex issues relating to contract negotiation or management.
-  Trains staff in contract budgeting, development, and administration.
-  Develops spreadsheets and tracking tools.
-  Manages vendor relationships in conjunction with the Clinical Operations, Bioanalytical Chemistry or Biometrics groups
-  Works with internal customers in vendor bidding and proposal development (RFP creation and analysis)
-  Assists with vendor presentation preparation and may manage Vendor bid defense meetings.
-  With the support of internal customers and the Legal department, manages the contract negotiation process, especially in more complex, or high value contracts
-  Leads contract life cycle management process. related to vendor, government, and collaborative agreements,
-  Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
-  This role demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of clinical research functions.
-  Demonstrates strong understanding of regulatory and legal issues pertinent to clinical development. (Contracts)
-  This role must be able to interact on high level with the clinical teams, corporate finance and project management to provide oversight of clinical budgets.
-  Demonstrates a basic understanding of the regulatory implications of contracts as related to clinical research. (Finance)
-  Completes tasks and
- projects under minimal to no supervision.
-  Demonstrates the skills of a Senior Associate
-  Travel may be required

Education & Experience:

8+ years of experience with a BA in a relevant discipline.

 4+ years of experience with a MS/MBA in a relevant discipline.

 Relevant experience typically includes contract negotiation and/or clinical finance

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:
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About the company

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 of more than 8,000 people 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 23 marketed products that are benefiting millions 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.

Today, Gilead's research and development effort is the largest it has ever been evaluating compounds with the potential to become the next generation of innovative therapies for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases and cardiovascular conditions. The commercial success of Gilead's portfolio of 23 products has provided the company with the vital resources to support the development of new therapeutic advancements.

Working at Gilead provides you with plenty of opportunities for career advancement in a growing and agile environment while working with highly respected teams.

We would like to invite you to be a part of an organization that has helped millions of people around the world live healthier and more fulfilling lives

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