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Manufacturing Tech IV Cell Bank and Clinical Manufacturing

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Oceanside, CA
Start date
Nov 27, 2022
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Manufacturing Tech IV Cell Bank and Clinical Manufacturing
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

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description


Manufacturing Tech IV - Cell Bank and Clinical Manufacturing

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Manufacturing Tech IV will perform operations for both cell bank generation and clinical cell culture manufacturing in a dynamic and fast paced team environment under cGMP conditions.

Responsibilities include:
  • Safety and Compliance are the two primary objectives of manufacturing operations.
  • Responsible for leading and optimizing operations of small and large scale bioreactors, centrifuges, as well as all related equipment and systems necessary to clean, configure, sanitize/sterilize and maintain said equipment
  • In-depth knowledge of COP/Glass washers, autoclaves, filters, pumps and analytical equipment to support and monitor the process is required
  • Oversight, scheduling, training and execution of all operations associated with:
  • Media and buffer preparation
  • Maintenance of cell cultures in shake flasks up to 5L
  • Media exchange, manual filling, and controlled rate freezing of cell banks
  • Maintenance of cell cultures in bioreactors ranging from 20L to 2750L
  • Depth filtration and centrifugation
  • Clean in Place (CIP) and Steam in Place (SIP) of fixed tanks/vessels/portable equipment and Clean out of Place (COP)/Glasswash of misc. parts/equipment
  • Proficiency and routine maintenance of analytical equipment including but not limited to: pH/conductivity meters, bioanalyzers, osmometers, benchtop centrifuges, cell counters and microscopes
  • In-depth understanding of DeltaV Automation Systems
  • Interface with the Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Process Development, Technical Operations, Automation, Materials Management, and Validation departments on daily operations and projects.
  • Manage or own quality system records including deviations, corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), change controls, etc.
  • Regular review of documentation including batch records, logbooks, and forms.
  • Provide support to integrate best practices, where appropriate, into manufacturing. Support improvement initiatives.
  • Utilize ERP systems (Oracle EBS, SAP, etc.) for work order generation and inventory management of consumables, raw materials, and in-process materials.
  • Utilize equipment/asset management systems to track and submit service requests.
  • Author/update standard operating procedures (SOP's) and master batch records (MBR's)
  • May lead or serve as a functional representative on cross-functional projects


This is a 4/10 daytime shift that may include at least one weekend day.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • A HS Diploma and a minimum of five (5) years of experience, or a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience.
  • Prior experience in cell bank operations is desired.
  • Prior experience in a Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) environment is required.
  • Excellent aseptic/sterile techniques and prior experience with biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Experience with distributed control systems (DCS) such as DeltaV and automated process equipment
  • Consistent positive attitude and demonstrated ability to learn new skills
  • Proficiency in routine maintenance of analytical equipment including but not limited to: pH/conductivity meters, bioanalyzers, osmometers, benchtop centrifuges, and cell counters
  • Strict adherence to established safety and compliance practices and standards
  • Ability to think critically, with demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills as applicable to manufacturing process, documentation, and equipment. Takes initiative in solving issues.
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs repeatedly and stand for hours at time
  • Able to work off shift hours as well as weekends as needed


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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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

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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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.
 

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