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US Antivirals Lead, Therapeutic Area Communications, Public Affairs
United States – California – Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical 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.

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US Antivirals Lead, Therapeutic Area Communications, Public Affairs

Reporting to the Executive Director, Global Therapeutic Area Communications – HIV, this role will lead US communications across the company’s portfolio of antivirals in the HIV, HCV and HBV therapeutic areas. The person in this newly-created position is responsible for helping to maintain Gilead’s leadership in antivirals, articulating Gilead’s vision for continued innovation in the treatment of chronic viral infections and the elimination of HCV, raising awareness of unmet medical needs that our science and programs seek to address, and communicating progress against these goals. This role works closely with Gilead’s Clinical Development, Commercial, Medical Affairs and Government Affairs teams to ensure communications initiatives support the achievement of corporate and business objectives. The role also engages with colleagues across Public Affairs’ global centers of expertise to help inform cross-functional priorities and drive tailored implementation at a local level.

Position Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Engage with leaders in the U.S. Commercial Organization, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Government Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Legal as part of key cross-functional teams to drive strategy and tactical plans that shape understanding of Gilead’s antiviral products and their impact on people living with or at risk of HIV, HCV or HBV
  • Develop and roll out comprehensive narratives on Gilead’s research and development, corporate development, commercialization, patient advocacy and community support efforts across these therapeutic areas
  • Drive communications and engagement programs that raise awareness of the availability and appropriate use of Gilead’s approved medicines, including data and regulatory milestone communications and disease awareness programs
  • Lead launch communications planning and implementation for Gilead’s late-stage pipeline products
  • Lead cross-functional efforts to horizon scan and proactively address emerging issues
  • Support product introductions with globally aligned messages and outreach
  • Inform priorities and collaborate on antiviral programs and content in other Public Affairs centers of expertise, including corporate communications, community engagement and corporate giving. Programs may include corporate website and intranet content development, advocacy group engagement, funding opportunity announcements, among others
  • Maintain relationships with key top-tier and trade reporters to shape reporting on Gilead’s antiviral portfolio
  • Manage PR agency partners, providing agency teams with appropriate information and oversight to effectively implement programs in compliance with Gilead’s business conduct policies
  • Manage budgets to target, ensuring appropriate investment in priority work and identifying ways to optimize resources

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • BA degree in communications, liberal arts, business or science-oriented field and 14+ years of relevant experience in healthcare communications
  • Demonstrated experience driving communications plans that support business priorities
  • Expertise in media relations and issues management
  • Ability to interact with senior management, academic experts and patient advocates appropriately, with confidence and ease
  • Ability to influence others and drive alignment across diverse teams
  • A passion for engaging in public health and policy issues
  • Adept at understanding scientific data. Prior experience in antivirals communications is preferred
  • In-depth understanding of the US market access environment is required. Experience working outside of the US is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulations governing communications for a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company

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