Research Associate I, Analytical Operations

Foster City, CA, US
Oct 30, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Research Associate I, Analytical Operations
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

Job Details:
  • Be able to work independently and in a team setting on assigned tasks.
  • Under some supervision, selects/recommends appropriate methods and techniques; designs and executes experiments to support the assigned projects; and interprets and analyzes data from experiments with accuracy, conclusion, and impact.
  • Works cross-functionally with process chemistry, formulations development, analytical method validation, release and stability groups to develop drug candidates.
  • Authors and revise analytical methods, specifications, protocols, reports, and other documentation.
  • Demonstrates the ability to clearly and concisely present/explain testing and analysis results to multiple internal audiences.
  • Review testing data and results to ensure compliance to appropriate test methods, specifications, and protocols.
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation and test methods, as needed.

The ideal candidate would possess:
  • Hands-on working experience and understanding of experimentation and data analysis using Empower software
  • Working knowledge of software such as Microsoft Office, LIMS, LabX, electronic notebooks, DryLabs, Fusion, ASAP, etc.
  • Previous experience conducting and analyzing data for analytical methods such as UPLC/HPLC, Dissolution, KF titration, GC, DSC/TGA, particle size, XRPD, disintegration, etc.
  • Excellent technical and laboratory skills to execute analyses efficiently and reliably in analytical environments
  • Working knowledge of cGMP and GLP.
  • 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
  • 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

Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • BA or BS degree in Chemistry or Biology with 0-2 years of experience in an analytical environment.

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