Sr Research Associate I, Analytical Outsourcing and Stability

Foster City, CA, US
Oct 20, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr Research Associate I, Analytical Outsourcing and Stability
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes 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.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following :
  • Independently authors and revises stability studies, reports, sampling plans and SOP's
  • Creates/Reviews/Verifies GMP stability protocols in LIMS
  • Maintains and manages control of internal stability sample inventories during the Lifecyle of stability studies. This includes study initiation, sample pulls, disposal and audit of samples.
  • Provides support to external partners as needed
  • Prepare samples for stability study initiation including weighing and packaging of drug substance and drug product.
  • Performs reconciliation of samples during analysis period
  • Independently plans and executes assigned task and projects
  • Troubleshoots LIMS issues as needed
  • Preforms training of Junior staff as needed
  • Provides support to laboratory investigations, change management, deviations and CAPAs with limited guidance
  • Responsible for monitoring stability chambers

The ideal candidate would possess:
  • Previous experience authoring and revising stability related documents.
  • Excellent technical and laboratory skills to execute study initiation, sample pulls and sample reconciliation in GMP regulated analytical environments
  • Strong working knowledge of cGMP and quality control (QC)
  • Strong knowledge of software such as Microsoft Office LIMS, electronic notebooks, Trackwise, etc.
  • Demonstrates effective time management skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external clients, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Demonstrates the ability to clearly and concisely present/explain results to multiple internal audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with people from a wide range of skill levels and experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Essential Education and Experience:
  • B.S or B.A degree in Chemistry with 2+ years of relevant experience in an analytical GMP regulated environment
  • M.S. degree in Chemistry with 0-2 years of relevant experience in an analytical GMP regulated environment

Preferred Experience:
  • Prior experience working in a QC/GMP laboratory is required

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