Sr. Research Associate II, Quality Control, Oceanside, CA

Foster City, CA
Aug 28, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Sr. Research Associate II, Quality Control, Oceanside, CA


Sr. Research Associate II, Quality Control, 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.


Specific Responsibilities:


• Responsible for coordinating various GMP laboratory operation activities.


• Extensive experience reviewing Biologics In-process and Release data.


• Experience with biologics analytical testing.


• Generates Analytical Reports for lot dispositioning.


• Experience generating and writing deviation investigations, OOS suspect result investigations, and CAPAs related to Quality Control testing and laboratory operations.


• Experience working with various Quality Control analytical instruments.


• Experience writing, reviewing, or executing standard operating procedures.


• Experience with statistical trending of analytical data.


• Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), GxP, pharmacopoeia, and regulatory requirements for testing pertaining to the pharmaceutical industry.


• Possesses strong project and time management skills.


• Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills are required.


• Responsible for contributing to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects related to the Quality Control department.


• Individual must be able to plan and execute assigned experiments that support Quality Control and project goals.


Essential Functions:


• Writes and executes protocols and reports.


• Interacts with contract labs.


• Applies knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) on a daily basis.


• Participates in group meetings. May present data or prepare information for others to present.


• Troubleshoots analytical instrumentation and test methods, as required.


• Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office software.


• Leads/coordinates Quality Control and cross-functional projects with limited direction.


• Independently plans and executes assigned experiments that support routine development activities and project goals, as needed.


• Writes and revises methods, specifications, and SOP's as needed.


Knowledge, experience, and skills:


• 7+ years of experience with BS degree in a relevant scientific discipline.


• 5+ years of experience with MS degree in a relevant scientific discipline


• Experience with Microsoft Office software and LIMS


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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.


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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