Sr Research Associate I, Analytical Operations - 8,000 Sign-On Bonus

Oceanside, CA
Nov 26, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr Research Associate I, Analytical Operations - 8,000 Sign-On Bonus
United States - California - Oceanside

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.

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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

Sr. Research Associate I, Biologics Analytical Operations - Oceanside, CA

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Under general supervision, develop, optimize and validate potency assays to support biological drug development.
  • The candidate will contribute to developing and validating potency assays, confirming the potency of final drug substance and drug product, participating in structure-function studies as part of a team to characterize the molecule, degradation pathways and define critical quality attributes in a phase appropriate context.
  • The candidate will be responsible for production and maintenance of all critical reagents, cell lines, and cell banks used in potency assays
  • Operates scientific equipment, selects appropriate methods and techniques to perform experiments, and prepare related reports. Plan and organize details of experiments with guidance.
  • Demonstrate good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills. Be able to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative working environment.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:
  • 2+ years of experience with BA or BS degree in Chemistry or Biology or MS in Chemistry or Biology with 0+ industry experience.
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to work in highly flexible and effective teams.
  • A good understanding of bioassay method development (ELISA, Receptor Binding, Flow Cytometry, and Cell-based assays) for early and late stage biotherapeutics is required.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate hands-on experimental responsibilities in the laboratory, independently champion technology development projects, be involved in new assay development and optimization, and define GMP potency platforms.
  • The applicant should be an effective communicator of ideas, project goals and results to team members across cross-functional roles/departments.
  • Ability to proactively identify issues and develop solutions in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.
  • This is a highly collaborative environment where willingness and ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals across various project teams is essential.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated and organized, familiar with the relevant literature, and enjoy scientific investigation and thinking, proactively identify issues and develop solutions in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.
  • The applicant is also expected to exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments and be an exceptional problem-solver.
  • Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Demonstrates ability to recognize anomalous and inconsistent results and interpret experimental outcomes.
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting experimental design and research strategy.

*This Position qualifies for a $8,000 Sign-on Bonus, $4,000 payable within 30 days of start date and $4,000 payable following 6 months of continuous employment. Payments are subject to a 1-year repayment agreement from date of payment issue.

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