Sr Research Associate II, Biologics Analytical Operations

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, California
Salary
See job description.
Posted
Mar 22, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Ref
540769
Jobseeker Type
Professional
Organization Type
Corporate
Hours
Full Time
Essential Duties and Job Functions :
  • Under general supervision, develop, optimize and validate potency assays to support biological drug development.
  • The candidate will contribute to developing and validating potency assays, confirming the potency of final drug substance and drug product, participating in structure-function studies as part of a team to characterize the molecule, degradation pathways and define critical quality attributes in a phase appropriate context.
  • The candidate will be responsible for production and maintenance of all critical reagents, cell lines, and cell banks used in potency assays
  • The candidate will contribute to developing and validating potency assays, confirming the potency of final drug substance and drug product, participating in structure-function studies as part of a team to characterize the molecule, degradation pathways and define critical quality attributes in a phase appropriate context.
  • Operates scientific equipment, selects appropriate methods and techniques to perform experiments, and prepare related reports. Plan and organize details of experiments with guidance.
  • Demonstrate good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills. Be able to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative working environment.


Required Education, Experience and Skills:
  • B.S degree with 5+ years of experience OR an M.Sc. with 3-5 years of experience in biology or relevant scientific discipline.
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to work in highly flexible and effective teams.
  • A good understanding of bioassay method development (ELISA, Receptor Binding, Flow Cytometry, and Cell-based assays) for early and late stage biotherapeutics is required.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate hands-on experimental responsibilities in the laboratory, independently champion technology development projects, be involved in new assay development and optimization, and define GMP potency platforms.
  • The applicant should be an effective communicator of ideas, project goals and results to team members across cross-functional roles/departments.
  • Ability to proactively identify issues and develop solutions in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.
  • This is a highly collaborative environment where willingness and ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals across various project teams is essential.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated and organized, familiar with the relevant literature, and enjoy scientific investigation and thinking, proactively identify issues and develop solutions in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.
  • The applicant is also expected to exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments and be an exceptional problem-solver.
  • Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Demonstrates ability to recognize anomalous and inconsistent results and interpret experimental outcomes.
  • Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting experimental design and research strategy.

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