Associate Scientist, Process Safety, Process Chemistry

Foster City
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March 11 2021
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Associate Scientist, Process Safety, Process Chemistry
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. 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

Specific Responsibilities & Skills for the Position:
  • Responsible for identifying and investigating potential hazards associated with synthetic transformations and unit operations in the manufacturing of drug substances.
  • Conducts testing and experimentation (DSC, RC1, Phi-TEC I, off-gas analysis, etc.) and makes key observations during execution and data evaluation.
  • Guides project teams on necessary engineering controls and process modifications to scale safely.
  • Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques, and proactively seeks out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.
  • Familiar with kilo lab and pilot plant operations (hands-on experience preferred), and able to review master batch records and safety documents from a safety perspective.
  • Experienced with synthetic organic laboratory equipment and experimentation. Independently plans and executes experiments that support Process Safety activities and project goals.
  • Possesses knowledge of chemistry and chemical engineering principles. Applies thermochemical and engineering calculations to further the understanding of chemical systems and their associated hazards.
  • Familiar with laboratory and pilot plant occupational health and safety (chemical hygiene, emergency preparedness, etc.).
  • Uses excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Required Education and Experience:
  • BS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry and 5+ years of industry experience (Process Safety or Process Chemistry preferred) OR
  • MS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry and 3+ years of industry experience (Process Safety or Process Chemistry preferred)

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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 for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law' poster.



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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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