Gilead Sciences, Inc. Sr Research Scientist I - Analytical Ops in Foster City, California

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Job Description

Sr. Research Scientist I Analytical Core Team

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:

  • Join a team of analytical chemists supporting the synthesis and development of drug candidates. Develop and execute analytical and spectroscopic methods to support the characterization of drug substances, synthetic intermediates and drug products. The candidate will interact closely with other chemists working on drug substance and drug product process development and on the implementation of manufacturing processes.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for directing and executing scientific research for the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs.

  • Investigates the feasibility of applying advanced principles and techniques of related scientific specialty to products and problems.

  • Advances the development of state-of-the-art techniques to characterize substances, assays and tools.

  • Plans, designs, implements and analyses laboratory experimentation to advance scientific knowledge of drug substances or drug products.

  • Directs Research Associates or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic, regulatory and safety factors.

  • 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.

  • May act as a spokesperson, internal consultant, or advisor to top management on corporate research and development direction.

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports Company interests.

  • Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting experimental design and research strategy.

  • 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.

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

Knowledge, Experience & Skills

  • 7+ years of experience and PhD in Chemistry.

  • BS or MS degree with extensive industry experience, and experience with parenteral dosage is a plus.

  • Greater responsibility for cross-department, cross-function or site interactions to develop solutions to issues in drug development.

  • Contributes scientific knowledge and leadership across functions in the NDA process.

  • Serves as a resource to management on the scientific strategy and experiment design when necessary.

  • May serve as an authority for documents used in regulatory filings.


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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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