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Associate Scientist - Biologics Inventory and Qualification

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Mar 22, 2024

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Associate Scientist - Biologics Inventory and Qualification
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.

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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

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

We empower our leaders to step up, share ideas, listen, learn, and lead. We're welcoming bright, diverse, and imaginative minds; we're nurturing them to foster an environment of inclusion and growth where innovation is encouraged. We expect our people leaders to model that environment, and to focus on creating inclusion, developing talent, and enabling teams.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.
Job Description

Gilead Sciences Protein Therapeutics department has an opportunity for highly motivated Associate Scientist within the Protein Science group. In this position, the candidate will work in the team of research biologics inventory management and qualification, ensuring that logistical services to Gilead Sciences internal and external customers are provided in a timely manner. This process will include verify/perform qualification assays for biologics, sample aliquot/labeling/check in/dispatch that are tracked through Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS). This process will also include continuous planning of process optimization, archival updates, and provide logistical support for worldwide shipping.

  • Manage the biologics inventory for Protein Therapeutics department (samples include proteins, bio-conjugates, library, plasmids, etc.)
  • Verify or perform qualification assays in collaboration with scientists upstream of the workflow to ensure samples checked into the inventory system meet the required quality criteria
  • Responsible for timely delivery of research samples to requesters
  • Collaborate with Research Informatics on continuous optimization of biologics inventory informatics system
  • Generate, review and deliver CofA to internal and external customers
  • Provide mentorship to team members

Education and Experience:
  • A minimum education requirement of 3+ Years with MS, 5+ Years with BS with highly relevant experience. Prior industry experience in biologics sample management team and/or protein QC is highly desired.

Required skills
  • Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Highly experienced in sample inventory management software (e.g., Titian Mosaic) and electronic LIMS systems (e.g., Genedata Biologics)
  • Hands-on experience in biologics sample management (aliquot, label, sample fulfillment and shipment, etc.) and sterile laboratory techniques
  • Working knowledge in protein qualification assay, such as concentration measurement, Endosafe, freeze thaw test, microbial contamination assay, CE-SDS
  • Working knowledge in automation systems (e.g., Biomek, BioMicroLab XL100)

Nice to have skills
  • Experience in cell bank management is highly valued

The salary range for this position is: $124,015.00 - $160,490.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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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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