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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Sr Research Scientist I, Analytical Ops

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

Specific Responsibilities & Skills for the Position:

  • Partner with Process Chemistry, QA and other groups within Analytical Operations.
  • Leading teams developing analytical specifications and methods and supporting pre-clinical and early clinical small molecule process development and manufacturing.
  • Provide technical and regulatory support to drug substance development, including impurity control strategies and process route development.
  • Accountable to summarize studies, generate, review and approve necessary reports to provide scientifically sound and data-based support of product development.
  • Facilitate method transfer to other Gilead sites and CTLs/CMOs as guided by project requirements.
  • Provide the highest quality analytical support, meet ambitious timelines and ensure compliance to SOPs, protocols, cGMPs and safety regulations
  • Support quality investigations and resolution through collaboration with manufacturing and quality to design meaningful hypothesis testing plans
  • Apply relevant regulatory guidance (USP, ICH, CFR) in daily work and work planning

Essential Education & Skills:

  • 3+ years of industry experience and Ph.D. in Chemistry or BS/MS with extensive industry experience
  • A strong analytical chemist who leads with data and understands the requirements for process development and GMP manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with physical and chemical characterization of drug substances and drug substance intermediates.
  • Knowledge in analytical chemistry and experience in development and quality control in a highly regulated environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required
  • Comfort working in multi-disciplinary teams, learning new skills and proactively solving problems

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in writing and gaining approval for GMP investigations, investigation plans and quality investigations/records is desired
  • Prior people management experience viewed positively

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