Sr. Research Associate I, Analytical Operations

Foster City, CA
Sep 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr. 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 Responsibilities:
  • Supports analytical method development for small molecule parenteral/ injectable drug products (purity/impurity by LC, particulate matter, sterility, etc) under supervision
  • Performs physical characterization of drug substances for parenteral drug products (thermal analysis, particle size, microscopy, XRPD, etc)
  • Executes routine testing to support formulation development (i.e., stability studies, physicochemical characterization) under supervision and within a team setting
  • Assists in troubleshooting instrumentation or test methods
  • May support investigation of root causes for atypical results
  • Accurately and timely documents work in laboratory notebooks, logbooks, and laboratory software
  • Proactively seeks out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems
  • May author test methods, reports, and other required documentation
  • Participates in group meeting and presents results of work
  • Interprets data and draws conclusions under guidance of supervisor
  • May train new analysts in execution of analytical test methods or analytical techniques

Essential Education, Experience & Skills:
  • MS degree in Chemistry or Biology with 0+ years of experience, OR a BS in Chemistry or Biology with 2+ years industry experience
  • Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in parenteral drug product development
  • Experience with one or more of the following analytical techniques: chromatographic separations (RPLC, SEC, Ion exchange, chiral), mass spectrometry, parenteral characterization (osmolality, subvisible particles, pH, extractable volume, etc), solid state characterization (particle size, XRPD, DSC/TGA, etc)
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills

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