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Risk Advisor, Risk Based Quality Management

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Posted 10 Jul 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
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Degree level
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English (Fluent)

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For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job. At Gilead, we’re creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we’ve tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer – working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world’s biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference. Every member of Gilead’s team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we’re looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. We believe every employee deserves a great leader. People Leaders are the cornerstone to the employee experience at Gilead and Kite. As a people leader now or in the future, you are the key driver in evolving our culture and creating an environment where every employee feels included, developed and empowered to fulfil their aspirations. Join Gilead and help create possible, together. Job Description Clinical Operations is responsible for the worldwide execution of all Phase I - IV clinical trials across all Gilead therapeutic areas. Clinical Operations plays a key role in ensuring all Gilead clinical trials are performed in accordance with applicable SOPs, company policies and regulatory guidelines to provide timely and high-quality clinical data that supports global registration and commercialization of Gilead’s products. Residing within Clinical Operations, Risk Based Quality Management (RBQM) Strategy & Operations is responsible for implementing RBQM and Monitoring Plans in support of the Gilead portfolio. The Risk Advisor, RBQM will act as a process manager for assigned area(s) and execute the RBQM process in clinical trials in adherence to ICH GCPs, regulations, and internal processes. This role will provide subject matter expertise and guidance to support teams with RBQM implementation. The Risk Advisor will contribute to the evolution of RBQM capabilities, lead and/or engage in change initiatives, and encourage an innovative mindset by championing new ideas, ways of working, and best practices. RESPONSIBILITIES: Study Risk Assessment Provide leadership, guidance, expertise, and training on RBQM in clinical trials. Advise study teams through risk planning, promoting cross-functional input and excellence in risk management. Provide input during the identification of Quality Tolerance Limits, risks, thresholds, mitigations, performance indicators, and signal interpretation. Participate in determination of monitoring requirements and mitigations in alignment with study and site risks. Operational Excellence Manage RACT libraries and help drive consistency within programs and therapeutic areas. Contribute to the development and revision of RBQM processes, systems, templates, tools, and training materials. Lead or participate in committees, projects and/or work streams to support continuous improvement efforts. Contribute to the development and analysis of metrics to provide insight into RBQM performance and effectiveness. Support inspection-readiness and participate in audits and inspections to support requests for RBQM. Serve as a change agent, bridging RBQM knowledge across functions, sharing best practices, and developing effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Stay abreast of RBQM-related regulations and industry practices. REQUIREMENTS: We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Please see the following for the qualifications and skills we seek for this role. Minimum Education & Experience Bachelor’s degree with 8 or more years of clinical research experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry (e.g., development, site management, site monitoring, clinical operations, data management) or master’s/doctoral degree with 6 or more years of clinical research experience Minimum of 3 years of experience in risk-based quality management, risk-based monitoring, or central monitoring, preferred Experience across phases of development and multiple therapeutic areas preferred Experience successfully collaborating across multiple functional areas Skills/Competencies Strong leadership presence with demonstrated ability to lead without authority and influence stakeholders across functions, cultures, and geographies Expert in RBQM strategies, processes, tools, and implementation, preferred Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills Demonstrated effectiveness in proactively managing change Strong computer skills, including expertise in Microsoft Office applications Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills English language fluency, both written and spoken Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics, well-developed ability to build strong relationships Strong strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills with above average attention to detail and aptitude for data analytics Ability to absorb knowledge of study design and therapeutic area and think critically, identifying risks and data trends, and managing issues Strong organizational and time management skills, able to work without direct supervision, manage competing priorities and deliver results on time and budget Knowledge & Other Requirements Thorough knowledge of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA), and other applicable national regulations, International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) guidelines and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) governing the conduct of clinical studies Knowledge of Phase I-IV clinical studies, clinical operations, and the roles of multiple functional areas which compose a study team Deep understanding of RBQM, risk-based monitoring, central monitoring methods, quality-by-design, risk and issue management, root causes analyses, and the cross-functional interfaces of RBQM Knowledge of RBQM IT systems, data flows across applications, including clinical and operational databases Aptitude for data analytics and understanding of basic statistical concepts When needed, ability to travel The salary range for this position is: $161,755.00 - $209,330.00. 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*. For additional benefits information, visit: * Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. For jobs in the United States: As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster. NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION 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: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job. Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

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