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Research Scientist, Process Chemistry

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Job Description

Research Scientist, Process Chemistry - Foster City, CA

Gilead Sciences currently has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to join our Process Chemistry group in the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) organization. With your commitment and drive, you will be part of a cross-functional drug development team whose goal is to develop curative medicines helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. With state-of-the-art research facilities and a team of experienced scientists who are passionate about developing drugs, the Process Chemistry group at

Gilead empowers every chemist to take part in the act of innovation. You will see the tangible results of your contributions in this dynamic workplace, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through on-going development.

Our science-focused pursuit of excellence and teamwork has resulted in break-through development of many life-changing novel marketed products that are benefiting millions of people. With a robust pipeline of drug candidates at every developmental stage at Gilead, you will have ample opportunities to make meaningful contribution to our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases. Gilead’s core values of integrity, inclusion, teamwork, excellence, and accountability shape our culture and are the foundation of our future success.  Challenge yourself and make a difference in the world – Make your mark here at Gilead.

Responsibilities & Skills:

  • Responsible for developing chemical processes for the manufacturing of drug substances
  • Proposes alternative chemistry including new route selection and step optimization
  • Familiar with Pilot Plant operations and able to write master batch records and safety summaries with limited supervision
  • Determines how impurities are formed, tracked and purged throughout a reaction and the subsequent processing
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangible variables, requiring regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Works in collaboration with senior scientists or scientific directors to advance the development of economical, state-of-the-art techniques to isolate, characterize, purify and mass-produce substances
  • Advises members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic, regulatory and safety factors
  • Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work
  • Makes contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results
  • Maintains full working knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports Company interests
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting experimental design and strategy
  • Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates collaborative communication and problem solving spirit

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of industry experience and PhD in Organic Chemistry or BS or MS with extensive industry experience
  • Experience in planning and executing multi-step synthetic sequences on small and large scale
  • Familiarity with modern purification and analytical techniques, including HPLC, LCMS and NMR
  • Well-versed in scientific literature searching software (SciFinder, Reaxys etc.)
  • Strong desire to work in multi-disciplinary teams, learn new skills and proactively solve problems

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