Associate Scientist, Analytical Operations

Foster City
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August 31 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Associate Scientist, Analytical Operations
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

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute analytical methods related to solid oral dosage drug product (stability-indicating assay and impurities, discriminatory dissolution, blend and content uniformity, water content) using techniques such as liquid chromatography, Karl-Fischer, dissolution, disintegration to support analytical and formulation development.
  • Use computational predictive tools and modelling software to aid method development.
  • Conduct studies for method development/evaluation, validation, transfer and verification according to scientific justifications and current regulatory guidance (e.g., ICH, FDA, USP, EP, etc.).
  • Plan and execute assigned experiments that support non-routine development activities and project goals.
  • Troubleshoot analytical methods and lab instrumentation.
  • Process and interpret data. Present findings at group meetings and technical seminars.
  • Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques and may proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.
  • Author technical documents, including validation/transfer/verification protocols and reports, analytical test procedures, technical reports, analytical investigations, and other documentation.
  • Collaborate with supervisory personnel and lab analysts to plan experiments, and work cross-functionally with formulation development, analytical method validation, release and stability groups.
  • Develop subject matter expertise in an analytical technique and acts as a resource for other employees within the department.
  • Use good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to provide insight into the processes used to achieve results of assigned tasks.

Essential Education, Experience & Skills:
  • MS degree with 3+ years OR BS degree with 5+ years of relevant biotech/pharmaceutical professional experience. (Degrees should be in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related discipline.)
  • Hands-on experience and problem-solving skills with chromatographic techniques (HPLC/UPLC) and dissolution.
  • Experience with mass spectrometry 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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