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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Coding Strategy Manager in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Job Description


You will perform coding and dictionary-related activities with an emphasis on effective abilities to manage increasing volume of medical coding activities while ensuring the highest quality and compliance with time requirements. You will contribute to dictionary upversioning, maintenance of Gilead coding conventions, development of search term lists, development of CS metrics, and participate in CS projects.


  • Participates in more advanced CS responsibilities, such as development of search term lists associated with MedDRA and WHODrug dictionaries and other advanced dictionary-related activities.

  • Manages high-volume medical coding activities without compromise to quality or timelines.

  • Typically plays an active role in updating CS processes, procedures, practices and tools, including CS metrics and Gilead coding conventions.

  • Codes Adverse Event (AE) and medical history (MH) terms with MedDRA Dictionary, and medication terms (CM) with WHODrug in accordance with Gilead coding conventions.

  • Responds to coding-related questions in a timely manner.

  • Performs coding reviews.

  • Ensures meticulous adherence to deadlines. Anticipates events which might impact deadlines and mitigates accordingly. Performs tasks in a timely manner.

  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of MedDRA Search Term, ICD Search Term, SNOMED, and WHODrug Search Term lists for data analysis.

  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of Gilead coding conventions and suggests process improvements.

  • Contributes to MedDRA and WHODrug upversioning.

  • Supports collection of coding metrics to track coding activities and inform management decision-making.

  • May support mentoring and training new hires and less experienced colleagues on coding dictionaries, conventions, and tools.

  • Participates in internal CS projects.

  • May act as key point of contact with Clinical Data Management (CDM) and other groups within Clinical Data Science (CDS) for certain coding activities.

  • Participates in the Core Coding Committee (CCC) meetings.

  • Ensures own work complies with established practices, policies and processes, and any regulatory or other 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.

U.S. Education & Experience

  • PharmD/PhD/MD with some relevant experience.

  • MA/MS/MBA with 4+ years’ relevant experience.

  • BA/BS/BSN with 6+ years’ relevant experience.

  • Significant experience (multiple years) working with healthcare regulations, medical data and terms.

  • Experience coding medical data or related experience using MedDRA and/or WHODrug and using relevant systems.

  • Experience working with one or more Gilead therapeutic areas and varying stages of drug development is strongly preferred.

Rest of World Education & Experience

BA/ BS or advanced degree in life sciences or related field with significant experience in the biopharma industry, regulatory agency, clinical research or other related healthcare environment. Nursing or PharmD is preferred.

Knowledge & Other Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to be a fast learner.

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to change, to move between projects easily and provide support/expertise where needed.

  • Knowledge of the drug development process and understanding of and appropriate application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards of GCP and GVP.

  • Knowledge of MedDRA and WHODrug dictionaries and medical coding applications / uses.

  • Proven abilities to anticipate events or issues that may impact deadlines and the ability to mitigate accordingly.

  • Proven track record of strong attention-to-detail and good analytical skills, as evidenced by performance and results in previous roles.

  • Demonstrates strong proficiencies in the Microsoft Office suite.

  • Ability to lead and influence programs, projects and/or initiatives.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics.

  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team-oriented, highly-matrixed environment.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • When needed, ability to travel.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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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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