Research Scientist

Foster City, CA
Oct 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Research Scientist
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:
  • Partner with Process Chemistry, QA and other groups within Analytical Operations.
  • Leading teams developing analytical specifications and methods and supporting clinical small molecule process development and manufacturing.
  • Provide technical and regulatory support to drug substance development, including impurity control strategies and process route development.
  • Accountable to summarize studies, generate, review and approve necessary reports to provide scientifically sound and data-based support of product development.
  • Facilitate method transfer to other Gilead sites and CTLs/CMOs as guided by project requirements.
  • Provide the highest quality analytical support, meet ambitious timelines and ensure compliance to SOPs, protocols, cGMPs and safety regulations
  • Support analytical characterization of small molecule, antibody-drug conjugate processes and contribute to development of impurity control strategies
  • Apply relevant regulatory guidance (USP, ICH, CFR) in daily work and work planning

Essential Education & Skills:
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or BS/MS with extensive industry experience
  • A strong chemist who leads with data and understands the requirements for process development and GMP manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with physical and chemical characterization of drug substances and drug substance intermediates.
  • Knowledge in analytical and organic chemistry and experience in development and quality control in a highly regulated environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required
  • Comfort working in multi-disciplinary teams, learning new skills and proactively solving problems

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