Risk Management Senior Director, Medical Safety Sciences

Location: Foster City, California US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 1733

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Job Description
Performs and/or oversees risk management (RM) activities for multiple products or a complex product, provides strategic input and/or management oversight, and leads complex projects or analyses.

Job Responsibilities:

Work is performed with minimal supervision following Gilead procedures:
▪ Authors and/or oversees the authoring of aggregate pharmacovigilance (PV) reports and risk management plans (RMPs)
▪ Supervision/oversight of QC/QC metrics generation
▪ Conducts and/or oversees signal detection and evaluation activities in collaboration with Medical Safety Science Medical Evaluation (MSS-ME) team as part of the continuous risk/benefit evaluation throughout the lifecycle of developmental and marketed products
▪ Chairs cross functional safety committee meetings
▪ Oversees and contributes to activities related to regulatory filings (e.g., MAAs, NDAs) from a RM perspective, and responses to safety queries from third parties, such as regulatory agencies
▪ Participates on and may lead complex projects, involving interaction with Gilead staff within and external to PVE
▪ Leads complex route-cause analyses and identifies solutions with consideration of the impact on processes within and external to PVE
▪ Manages highly complex communications and ensures that all customers are fully informed of project activities.
▪ Represents MSS functional area at PV audits and inspections
▪ Mentors less experienced colleagues to gain necessary RM knowledge and skills
▪ May recruit, hire, and manage direct reports, with responsibility for employee performance evaluations

Knowledge & Skills:

▪ Expert knowledge and understanding of good pharmacovigilance practices and worldwide PV regulations and their application to RM activities, including on aggregate PV reports, RMPs, signal detection, clinical trials, and clinical development
▪ Excellent scientific/clinical and analytical knowledge base with ability to assess data and understand the safety/medical implications
▪ In-depth understanding of observational studies used in pharmacoepidemiology and ability to provide sound critique of such studies
▪ Good knowledge of statistical methods used in PV

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Job Number: R0013975

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