Gilead Sciences, Inc. Sr Process Engineer - Solid Dose Manufacturing in Foster City, California

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking a Senior Pharmaceutical Engineer at our Foster City Headquarters to provide engineering support across our contract manufacturing network.

Note - up to 25% travel required for role.

Specific job responsibilities:

Senior Pharmaceutical Engineer

  • Contributes to and may lead complex processes across functions and interacts effectively with the other team members to ensure product meets regulatory, performance, and cost requirements.

  • Works collaboratively with multiple functional areas to meet complex project deliverables.

  • Contributes to and may lead technical investigations and assessment of deviations.

  • With minimal guidance, determines the functions most critical to departmental success and supports priorities accordingly.

  • Oversees and contributes to the completion of all technical and operational activities related to maintaining commercial product supplies through management of internal and external resources.

  • Responsible for defining, planning, and implementing activities on one or more complex projects related to scale-up, validation, and technology transfer between sites to ensure production schedules are met.

  • Leads activities at manufacturing sites, including providing project timelines, resolving issues, on-site troubleshooting, and providing overall technical support; may negotiate pricing for limited-scope projects.

  • Defines requirements for, and reviews master batch records.

  • Serves as the technical lead and supports the specification, installation, utilization, qualification, and improvement of equipment used for solid dose and liquid products.

  • Executes equipment/process qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) and validation (PV); writes and may review qualification/validation/technical reports. Prepares documents for Regulatory filings, and reviews filings, including sections from other disciplines.

  • Designs specifications and resolves technical issues with material suppliers.

Knowledge, experience, and skills:

Senior Pharmaceutical Engineer

  • 7+ years of relevant experience and a BS or BA.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience and a MS.

  • Strong knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and working knowledge of regulatory filing requirements and guidance documents (i.e. SUPAC).

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required.

  • Strong computer, organizational, and project management skills required.

Travel up to 25% will be required.


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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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