Sr Director, Clinical Operations - Head Of Innovation Integration

Gilead Sciences, Inc. New Jersey , NJ

Posted 2 months ago

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Senior Director, Head of Clinical Operations Innovation Integration

The Senior Director of Technology & Innovation will be responsible for the integration of late-stage capabilities into the clinical development portfolio. They will be responsible for the global integration team that is driven by the mission of designing and transforming the patient experience in clinical trials utilizing human centered design methodologies, digital health technology and data science to produce next generation clinical evidence to support the development and approval of our products. The Senior Director will report to and partner closely with the Head of Technology and Innovation to execute the strategy, framework, and methodology for delivering the portfolio of projects within the defined budget and timelines. This includes, but is not limited to, the development of enabling policies and procedures, digital health technology infrastructure, digital assets, data science infrastructure, and design methods to deliver on the digital transformation objectives for global development and clinical operations.

The Senior Director will have experience in global clinical development and operations, with expertise in clinical trial patient experience, digital health technology and innovation, and the ability to integrate it with Gilead's processes & methodologies. They will play a key role in executing the late-stage capability development process and partnering with development functions to integrate new options for teams. The Senior Director must have extensive experience implementing organizational change management techniques across a highly matrixed, large biopharmaceutical company.

This position is in Foster City, California or Remote and may require domestic or international travel as required (valid travel documents must be obtainable)

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage the global innovation integration team and partner to utilize a combination of matrixed resources to creatively build teams that deliver project goals

  • Partner with the functional innovation head to execute the Technology and Innovation strategy with direct responsibility for delivering late-stage capabilities

  • Responsible for direct line management of innovation integration leads

  • Support the development and execution of the decentralized platform strategy & roadmap in partnership with the Head of Digital Health

  • Support the development and execution of the Patient Experience strategy and Patient Voice framework with the Head of Patient Experience

  • Lead and support the innovation methodology for identifying, exploring, testing, validating, and scaling capabilities that align with the innovation roadmap and partner closely with the therapeutic area innovation leads

  • Identify emerging technology spanning startups, mid-sized, and large organizations across a variety of industries establishing strategic partnerships creating significant advances in speed and value

  • Serve as an Innovation leader and liaison to key functional areas including but not limited to Clinical Development, Clinical Data Science, Clinical Operations, Marketing, Commercial Operations, and Development Operations

  • Responsibility for functional recruitment and management of the team consisting of full-time equivalents, contractors, interns, fellows, and partners

  • Lead the development of the innovation portfolio in alignment with the strategy and near- term priorities

  • Provide leadership and apply defined structure to the integration and scaling of proven capabilities into full production

  • Inform corporate and regulatory strategy policies as it relates to Patient Focused Drug Development, Patient Experience Data, Digital Health, and Real World Evidence

  • Provide leadership and oversight for the successful management of international clinical trials (Phase I - IV) across multiple indications through clinical study teams and using CROs, strategic partnerships, and internal resources

  • Lead and participate in collaborative SOP development, project team governance documents (clinical development plans, RFD, RF2, RF3), Clinical Study Reports, INDs, NDAs and other clinical/regulatory/safety documents, as well as abstracts, presentations and manuscripts

  • Support Gilead Public Relations and external corporate giving, or Employee Resource Group (ERG) initiatives (e.g. community service)

Required & Preferred Experience

  • High degree of customer focus and collaboration in a cross-functional team environment

  • Prior experience implementing digital health devices and patient engagement techniques on a clinical trial

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, including agile project management of multiple time-sensitive projects

  • Inspirational leadership style for high performance, attracting talent and communicating effectively to influence across a matrix and create a clear sense of direction

  • Advanced capabilities in Change Management and Business Transformation initiatives

  • Strong command of solving complex problems and use of highly developed independent judgement relating to domestic and global regulations, guidelines, investigator interactions, and timelines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a track record for effectively communicating scientific, medical, and organizational concepts

  • Extensive interpersonal skills, with the ability to mentor staff and organize, motivate and lead multifunctional teams to deliver results

  • Experience applying GDPR and HIPAA requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 12+ years exp with a PhD or Master's Degree or 14+ years exp with a Bachelor's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree minimum required.

  • Preferred: Masters or higher degree in Life Sciences, Information Technology, Computer Science, Pharmacy, Data Science, or related field

  • Extensive working knowledge of drug development and global clinical trial conduct including recent advances in data science and technology

  • Prior experience leading organizational transformation and designing/executing large global programs and studies

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