Associate Scientist, Analytical Operations

Foster City
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October 10 2021
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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:
  • Support small molecule parenteral or solid dosage form drug development
  • Support development of complex LC method, particularly for fixed dose combination products containing more than one active ingredient
  • Works independently and determines methods and techniques on new or difficult assignments.
  • Troubleshoots analytical methods and lab instrumentations.
  • Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques and may proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.
  • Develops subject matter expertise in an analytical technique and acts as a resource for other employees within the department.
  • Works cross-functionally with process chemistry, formulations development, analytical method validation, release and stability groups to develop drug candidates.
  • Authors reports, protocols, test methods, and other documentation.
  • May lead a component of a project with the job family
  • Has the scientific expertise and ability to think ahead to the next step in drug development process
  • Identifies and introduces new technology and/or methods to the organization and trains junior staff
  • Independently plans and executes experiments that support development activities and project goals
  • Ability to design experiments, execute studies, interpret data, summarize and present results, and propose next steps of experiments to deliver accomplish the goals of assignments.
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires comprehensive evaluation of many factors.
  • Must think critically and creatively and be abler to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational, planning, and communication skills.

Essential Education, Experience & Skills:
  • Bachelor's with 5+ years of relevant biotech/pharmaceutical professional experience, OR master's degree with 3+ 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.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hands-on proficiency and problem-solving skills with HPLC/UPLC, GC, dissolution or other analytical techniques.

Preferred Education, Experience & Skills:
  • Bachelor's with 7+ years of relevant biotech/pharmaceutical professional experience, OR master's degree with 5+ 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.
  • Hands-on experience in MS and/or NMR characterization of small molecules is a plus.
  • Skills and knowledge in solid-state characterization (XRPD, FTIR, DVS, PSD, TGA, DSC, ROI, SEM and KF) and ICP-MS is highly 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.

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.\u200b

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



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

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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