Research Scientist (Microbiology Scientist) Analytical Ops

Foster City
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August 31 2021
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Full Time
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Research Scientist (Microbiology Scientist) 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 Functions:
  • Provide high quality technical support to the development and execution of microbiological methods such as Microbial Enumeration, Sterility, Endotoxin, Antimicrobial Effectiveness, Container Closure Integrity and non-routine microbiological assays
  • Responsible for oversight of internal development studies
  • Serve as a microbiology SME at internal meetings and/or meetings with outside laboratories or consultants.
  • Responsible for managing complex situations, while dealing with ambiguity

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
  • BS with 10+ OR MS with 8+ years OR PhD with 0+ years of industry experience.
  • Hands on experience with standard microbiological techniques, including aseptic technique, bioburden testing, bacterial endotoxin testing and general microbiological techniques
  • In depth knowledge of the compendia methods (USP, EP, and JP) used for microbial testing
  • Experience in small molecule and oral solid dosage formulation preferred
  • Think independently while working in a team environment
  • Be detail oriented while understanding the big picture
  • Knowledge and experience in novel microbiological methods
  • Must be a critical and creative thinker in order to challenge the status quo
  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment

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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. 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 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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