Gilead Sciences, Inc. Research Scientist, Analytical Operations - Foster City, CA in Foster City, California

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Job Description

With the commitment and drive you bring to the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) workplace, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. You will see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through on-going development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining PDM at Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Specific Responsibilities & Skills for the Position:

  • Manages method validation/transfer, release testing, and stability testing for late stage development and commercial products for locally manufactured Gilead products (drug substance and drug product)

  • Manages multiple projects, works closely with internal customers, CMOs and external vendors/contractors to ensure analytical deliverables are met per the project timelines

  • Participates in or leads cross-functional project teams.

  • Provides the highest quality analytical support, meets aggressive timelines while ensuring compliance to SOPs, protocols, cGMPs and safety regulations

  • Supports local and global regulatory filings with regard to analytical method validation and method transfer

  • Has a strong grasp of the underlying science but able to take on additional operational responsibilities because of talent and indicated interest

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills

  • Demonstrates high level of proficiency and responsibility

  • Coordinates activities for members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation.

  • Plans, designs and implements laboratory experimentation for method validation and method transfer.

  • Works on a wide range of problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangible variables, requiring regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Oversees review of data from contract laboratories. Leads on-site data based review of contract partners at specified frequency and verify data integrity and technical appropriateness. Serves as a key member of the Gilead team in the contract lab qualification and requalification process

  • Serves as a resource to management on the operational strategy of the research function and provides long term resource planning for equipment, laboratory space and staffing levels.

  • Excellent scientific and business communication skills (both verbal and technical) are required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for conducting scientific research for the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs.

  • Applies the principles and techniques of Analytical Chemistry to products and problems.

  • Works under supervision of more senior scientists or scientific directors to advance the development of state-of-the-art techniques to characterize substances, assays and tools.

  • Working under general supervision, plans, designs, implements and analyzes laboratory experimentation to advance scientific knowledge of drug substances or techniques to identify such substances.

  • Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.

  • Maintains full working knowledge of principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports Company interests.

  • Demonstrates emerging ability in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and interpreting experimental outcomes.

  • Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills.

  • May make contributions to scientific literature and conferences or regulatory filings.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

  • BS or MS degree with extensive industry experience.

  • PhD with Post Doc in Chemistry; industry experience preferred.

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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