Senior Director, FPD

Location
Foster City, CA
Posted
Jan 25, 2022
Ref
2800742
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Senior Director, FPD
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


Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Seniorr Director - Formulation & Process Development

The Formulation & Process Development group located at the Foster City, CA Gilead headquarters is seeking an individual to provide scientific and technical support of drug discovery and product development related to small molecules and protein/peptides, for all routes of delivery.

Essential Duties and Job Functions of the qualified candidate include the following:
  • Experience and/or knowledge in pre-formulation, formulation and process development, Quality by Design (QbD), oversight of GMP drug product manufacturing and global regulatory CMC (INDs, IMPDs, NDAs, MAAs).
  • Responsible for lead optimization, API form selection/characterization, pre-formulation, formulation development, manufacture of clinical supplies, development of efficient and scalable manufacturing processes, process scale up based on Quality by Design (QbD), implementation of innovative technologies, CMO management and global regulatory strategy.
  • Experienced in oral, parenteral, inhalation drug delivery technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills.
  • Maintains full working knowledge of principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports company interests.
  • Thinks critically and creatively and can work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Must have sound understanding of the principles and practices of chemistry or pharmaceutical science and is able to integrate and apply this knowledge effectively to develop drug product.
  • Writes and/or reviews technical reports for internal knowledge transfer
  • Effectively participates in cross-functional team meetings and contributes to product development plans. Applies formulation development principles and techniques to products and problems.
  • May make contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results.
  • Manages cross-functional projects and teams.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Ideal candidate will have a degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, physical organic chemistry.
  • 15+ years of experience with PhD in a related scientific discipline.

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