Senior Manager, Risk Governance and Audit Data Scientist

Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences

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Data Science
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

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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.

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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. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.

Job Description

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

Senior Manager, Risk Governance and Audit Data Scientist


Reporting to the Executive Director, Risk Governance and Audit, this newly created position will take a leading role to further develop the department’s advanced data analytics capabilities to include leveraging AI/ML to audit. Our Risk Governance and Audit team objectively and independently aggregates enterprise risk metrics and performs audits of financial operations, business processes and information systems to identify risks, related controls, and recommendations for improvement and issue resolution.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the SME for AI/ML, Gen AI, LLM, educate department staff, and actively monitor industry standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Identify and obtain access to sources of structured and unstructured data, collaborate with the team to create analyses and visualizations available data to support audit objectives, and apply advanced data analytics methods to generate insights assist with planning, examinations and testing of internal controls.

  • Propose, evaluate, and implement suitable AI/ML models to support use cases for AI-supported audits and risk insights.

  • Support enhancement of standard Tableau models and data automation in the SAP environment.

  • Partner with Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit to further understanding of the ethics and risks of using AI and support the evaluation of AI/ML governance frameworks.

  • Collaborate with data scientists across the enterprise to understand current and emerging uses of AI and support the identification and assessment of potential risks and controls.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience plus a BA/BS in a relevant field, OR 6+ years and MS/MA/MBA

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse, multi-disciplinary business stakeholders as part of a global organization.

  • Demonstrated experience with data visualization tools (Tableau preferred) and programming languages (e.g., Python, R, and SQL).

  • Demonstrated experience with application of advanced statistical analysis (e.g., cluster analysis, network analysis, predictive models) to address business problem statements or to support business decision-making.

  • Exceptional analytical skills to identify the risks and controls within operational processes and visualize data to support the effectiveness of identified controls.

  • Strong communication, reporting and presentation skills to be able to summarize and present complex concepts with clarity and tailored for diverse recipients.

  • Experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industries is a plus

The salary range for this position is: $154,020.00 - $199,320.00. 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*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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