Gilead opens East Coast hub in Parsippany

Gilead Sciences cut the ribbon Aug. 10 on a new facility in Parsippany-Troy Hills that is slated to serve as the biopharmaceutical company’s East Coast hub.

The 96,000-square-foot office space will house up to 500 employees spanning corporate affairs, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, operations, engineering, quality, supply chain, commercial and general administrative functions.

Some features of the state-of-the-art facility:

  • A variety of spaces – conference rooms and community hub to quiet, closed-door rooms – that are intended to foster innovation and collaboration as well as space for individual focused work;
  • Each conference room is named after a person whose life was affected by a Gilead medicine;
  • Employee wellbeing amenities such as an onsite café, fitness center, pickleball courts and yoga/Pilates room;
  • The latest green building practices incorporated to prioritize sustainability.

The new site marks one of Gilead’s largest investments in a physical U.S. facility outside of its Foster City, Calif., headquarters. The company said it sets the stage for continued transformation as it strives to deliver 10-plus transformative medicines by 2030 and represents a deepened commitment to the East Coast.

Also announced at the ribbon cutting was the award of a $250,000 grant to Students 2 Science, a local organization that helps foster a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce through hands-on STEM experiences. The grant will be used to expand the program and make it more accessible to underserved students in Morris County.

“As we celebrated the grand opening of Gilead’s new Parsippany site, I was struck by the many attributes that make this an important and special place for the hundreds of colleagues who will call this their new workplace,” said Jill Massey, vice president, Global Medical Strategy and Operations at Gilead Sciences, as well as New Jersey site lead. “One special detail that stands out in particular: Every conference room is dedicated to a person whose life has been impacted by a Gilead medicine, serving as an important reminder of the people we serve every day with our work.”