Research Scientist, Analytical Operations

Location
Oceanside, CA
Posted
Apr 27, 2022
Ref
2990172
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time


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.

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking a Research Scientist in our Analytical Operations group at our Oceanside facility in Southern California. The candidate must be highly motivated to contribute to the research and development of biologics targeting unmet medical need through biochemical characterization and novel method development supporting clinical and commercial programs.

Research Scientist, Analytical Operations

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for conducting scientific research for the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs.
  • Applies the principles and techniques of Analytical Chemistry to products and problems.
  • Works under supervision of more senior scientists or scientific directors to advance the development of state-of-the-art techniques to characterize substances, assays and tools.
  • Working under general supervision, plans designs, implements and analyzes laboratory experimentation to advance scientific knowledge of drug substances or techniques to identify such substances.
  • Advises Research Associates or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic, regulatory and safety factors.
  • Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
  • Maintains full working knowledge of principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports Company interests.
  • Demonstrates emerging ability in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and interpreting experimental outcomes.
  • Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills.
  • May make contributions to scientific literature and conferences or regulatory filings.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills are required.


Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Responsible for conducting scientific research for the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs.
  • Applies scientific principles and techniques to products and problems.
  • Works in collaboration with more junior and more senior scientists and directors to advance the development of state-of-the-art techniques to characterize substances, assays, and tools.
  • Works on moderately complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangible variables, requiring regular use of intelligence, logic, ingenuity, and creativity.
  • Advises Research Associates or members of project teams in planning and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic, regulatory and safety factors.
  • Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
  • Maintains full working knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports Company interests.
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting experimental design and strategy.
  • Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • PhD with Post Doc in Chemistry with limited industry experience.
  • BS or MS degree with extensive industry experience.
  • Experience in several of the following fields is strongly desired: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biological mass spectrometry, high performance or ultra-performance liquid chromatography, electrophoretic separations, enzymology, statistics, chemical and biophysical structural elucidation, and bioinformatics
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to work in highly flexible and effective teams.
  • 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.


If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.avature.net/Gilead

About Gilead:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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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