Sr. Associate Scientist, Process Development

Location
Foster City, CA, US
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Ref
2030700
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr. Associate Scientist, Process Development
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


Specific Responsibilities & Skills for the Position:
  • Responsible for developing chemical processes for the manufacturing of drug substances.
  • Experienced with Pilot Plant operations and able to write master batch records and safety summaries and/or coordinate the documentation preparation processes.
  • Independently plans and executes assigned experiments that support Process Development activities and project goals.
  • Executes reactions and makes key observations during reaction, work-up and isolation.
  • Pays particular attention to avoiding reactions and processes that do not scale well, such as distilling to dryness and flash chromatography.
  • Gains a better understanding of how impurities are formed, tracked and purged throughout the subsequent processing.
  • 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.
  • Always works with safety in mind.
  • Demonstrates and applies an advanced level of understanding project goals and methods.
  • Uses good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills to provide insight into the processes used to achieve experimental results.
  • Demonstrates skills in data analysis (ex: UPLC, HPLC, NMR, mass spec) and ability to evaluate quality of data.
  • Works with collaborative communication and problem - solving spirit.


Typical Education and Experience:
  • BS in Chemistry and 11+ years of industry experience (medicinal/process preferred) OR
  • MS in Chemistry and 9+ years of industry experience (Organic Chemistry Focus)

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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 careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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