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Associate Director
Clinical Site Partner
Posted on 10/30/2022
Uxbridge, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • BA/BS/RN with extensive relevant clinical or related experience in life sciences. Additional/advanced qualifications such MA/MS/PharmD/PhD is highly desirable
  • Combination of scientific/medical expertise in a relevant therapeutic area, including knowledge of the clinical research landscape, and advanced knowledge of Clinical Operations
  • Strong working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and in country regulatory guidelines and requirements
  • Strong self-management and organizational skills; ability to manage workload, set priorities and adjust as needed
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and oral presentation skills (both in English and local language)
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong long-term relationships with internal and external key stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics
  • Strong leadership presence with demonstrated ability to lead without authority at all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated strategic agility and broad business acumen
  • Possess a combination of critical thinking and operational expertise and efficiency
  • Self-motivated with proactive issue monitoring and seeks opportunities to remove barriers
  • Extensive travel required
  • Establish and maintain strong professional and collaborative relationships with investigator sites by leveraging disease area expertise to optimize delivery of clinical trial programs
  • Develop strategies to drive concierge level support for preferred sites to ensure Gilead becomes the Sponsor of Choice
  • Track key performance metrics to assess site performance and identify opportunities for acceleration and continuous improvement
  • Establish and manage strong working partnerships with local PAGs and communities, including liaising with patient groups in relation to protocol development and study design considerations
  • Serve as an internal resource to champion and promote an environment that incorporates the patient perspective and voice across the continuum of product development based on patient insights obtained from local PAGs and communities
  • Identify investigator sites, PAGs and communities in alignment with portfolio strategy and priority to expand Gilead's clinical research partnership network
  • Maintain therapeutic and technical expertise to enable scientific discussions with the investigator and site personnel
  • Share ongoing information with investigators, PAGs and communities regarding Gilead's development pipeline and collect and report field-based intelligence in relation to competitive landscape, patient treatment pathways and other operational considerations that may impact Gilead's clinical trial program
  • Provide support to study teams and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) to ensure timely delivery of clinical trials from initiation to closeout such as during feasibility, site recommendations, attendance at initiation visits, facilitation of communication and ongoing support of trial enrolment by engaging with site staff to identify enrolment barriers and working with study teams to find solutions
  • Support the development and implementation of applicable site risk plans to ensure achievement of key study and site level milestones such as first patient first visit, delivery of clinical trial enrolment commitments and database lock
  • Serve as a local point of escalation for investigator sites and partner with the appropriate parties to resolve issues and remove barriers to clinical trial execution at a site and/or country level
  • Proactively communicate and escalate issues identified at investigator sites and partner with internal functional areas to develop corresponding mitigation strategies and recommended approaches, including participation in development and implementation of solutions to address issues
  • Leverage and present metrics to inform site / country / regional level decision making
  • Develop local knowledge of investigator site capabilities and past performance and provide input into site-level recruitment forecasts, recruitment methodologies, monitor performance and take appropriate action to maintain timelines
  • Partner closely with internal Clinical Operations, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs to ensure effective communication and unified messaging to investigator sites, PAGs and communities
  • Integrity (always doing the right thing)
  • Teamwork (collaborating in good faith)
  • Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability)
  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility)
  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)
Gilead Sciences

10,001+ employees

Critical disease biopharmaceutical development
Company Overview
Gilead’s mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases. The company is committed to creating a healthier world for everyone through their research, development of forward medicines, and clinical trials.
  • Paid family time off and paid parental time off
  • Generous 401(k) contribution matching
  • Comprehensive medical plans that cover both physical and mental healthcare
  • Global Wellbeing Reimbursement
  • Time Off
  • Global Volunteer Day
  • Giving Together Program
  • Employee Support Programs
  • Flexible Work Options
Company Core Values
  • Integrity: Doing What’s Right
  • Inclusion: Encouraging Diversity
  • Teamwork: Working Together
  • Accountability: Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Excellence: Being Your Best