Associate Scientist, Analytical Operations

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February 12 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist


Associate Scientist, Analytical Operations
Ireland - Cork

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. Gileads 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 companys five core values. Thats 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


Note: This role will necessitate flexibility to accommodate business activities across different time zones.

Specific Job Responsibilities:



  • May be responsible for development studies or coordination of external Contract Test Laboratory studies supporting a clinical product development program.
  • Independently plans and executes assigned experiments that support non-routine development activities and project goals.
  • Collaborates with supervisory personnel to develop methods.
  • Collaborates within Gilead & contract test labs to develop & validate methods.
  • Applies advanced level of understanding of analytical development project goals and methods.
  • Executes analysis efficiently, consistently, and with high quality and suggests improvements.
  • Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
  • Acts as a resource for other employees within the department.
  • Maintains familiarity with scientific literature, regulatory requirements and applies appropriately to research projects.
  • 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 create API or drug product specifications as well as test methods and study protocols / reports.
  • May have a specific area of responsibility or specialization such as a new product release or specific technology in lab.
  • May serve as an author on applicable sections of a regulatory filing incl collation of data
  • Responsible for high-level analytical support for one or more major functions within the Analytical Operations department.
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires comprehensive evaluation of many factors.


Skills & Expertise:



  • Develops skills in data analysis and ability to evaluate quality of data.
  • Maintains high level of expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and applies appropriately to development projects.
  • Uses strong communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills to communicate objectives and results.
  • 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.
  • Has scientific expertise and ability to think ahead to the next step in drug development process.
  • Working knowledge of GMPs, pharmacopoeial, regulatory requirements for analytical testing, phase appropriate standards for method validation.
  • Advanced knowledge of current Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Competent in the operation of Analytical Instrumentation including Dissolution Baths, KF, UPLC & HPLC proficient in LIMS & Empower etc.

Typical Education & Experience



  • Significant experience with BA/ BS degree or MS in Chemistry or Biology.




  • Resilient & dynamic profile with the ability to deliver in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders to achieve the objective
  • Curious with learning agility
  • Operationally excellent
  • Organised with systematic approach to prioritisation
  • Process orientated to achieve the business objective

Gilead Core Values



  • Integrity (always doing the right thing),
  • Teamwork (collaborating in good faith),
  • Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability)
  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility).
  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual's gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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