Associate Scientist, Biologics Analytical Operations, Oceanside CA

Foster City, CA
Aug 28, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Associate Scientist, Biologics Analytical Operations, Oceanside CA


Associate Scientist, Biologics Analytical Operations, Oceanside CA


Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.


Job Description


Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.


Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing 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 Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.


Job Responsibilities:


• Proficiently executes laboratory techniques such as liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and other separation techniques commonly used for biologics.


• Independently plans and executes assigned experiments that support non-routine development activities and project goals.


• Demonstrates skills in data analysis (ex: UPLC, HPLC, mass spec) and ability to evaluate quality of data.


• Assists the supervisor in critical data review and troubleshooting at external CTLs and CMOs.


• Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques and proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.


• Collaborates with supervisory personnel to develop strategy and tactics.


• Demonstrates and applies an advanced level of understanding project goals and methods.


• Participates cross-functional projects to ensure method development activities are completed timely.


• Drafts and revises test methods.


• Understands the analytical life cycle concepts as applied to analytical development.


• Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices.


Education, Experience & Required Skills:


• MS degree with 6+ years' experience or BS degree with 8+ years' relevant industry experience.


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


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


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For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law' poster.








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Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.


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