Sr. Research Associate II, Analytical Ops

Foster City
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July 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist

Sr. Research Associate II, Analytical Ops
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

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Independently plans, executes and proactively troubleshoots experiments and laboratory tasks that support development activities and project goals.
  • Demonstrates and applies advanced level of understanding project goals and methods.
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity and independent thought in experimental design and strategy.
  • Selects appropriate methods and techniques in performing methods development.
  • Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques and proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.
  • Works in collaboration with more junior and more senior scientists to advance state-of-the-art techniques.
  • Uses good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills to provide insight into the processes used to achieve results of assigned tasks.
  • Prepares validation protocols and reports or analytical development reports.
  • Participates in method transfer to QC and external CRO/CMO laboratories.
  • Identifies areas for improvement and efficiency gains.
  • Maintains familiarity with scientific literature and applies appropriately to projects.
  • Reviews data to ensure compliance with appropriate specifications and protocols.
  • Performs investigations as required to support commercial and clinical products.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor's with 4+ years of relevant biotech/pharmaceutical professional experience, OR master's degree with 2+ years of relevant biotech/pharmaceutical professional experience. Degrees should be in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize anomalous and inconsistent results and interpret outcomes.
  • Strong knowledge in assay development and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrates and applies appropriate level of understanding project goals and methods.

Preferred Experience and skills:
  • Experience performing a variety of experiments that support small molecule analysis. This includes operating equipment, selecting appropriate methods and techniques, analyzing data and preparing related reports/presentations.
  • Skills and knowledge in solid-state characterization (XRPD, DSC, TGA, PSD) is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in NMR characterization of small molecules is a plus.

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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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