Research Scientist - Formulation & Process Development

Employer
Gilead Sciences
Location
Belmont, CA
Posted
Sep 12, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
2349846350
Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
Job Description
Research Scientist - Formulation & Process Development

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Gilead Sciences has an opportunity for an experienced candidate in our Formulation & Process Development group at our Headquarters in Foster City, CA. We are seeking motivated, team-oriented individuals with scientific experience with lab work related to small molecules.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

The candidate will be expected to lead Formulation and Process Development activities for preclinical and clinical projects and work in highly collaborative cross-functional teams
The candidate will collaborate with the Discovery Research group to support identification of new molecular entities (NME); responsibilities include basic solution characterization, development of formulations to support preclinical pharmacokinetic and toxicology studies, designing studies to understand biopharmaceutical performance of NMEs.
The candidate will be responsible for conducting solution and solid-state pre-formulation studies for development candidates.
The candidate will collaborate with the Process Chemistry team to identify the final form for the compounds in development.
The candidate will be responsible for the formulation, process development and manufacturing of drug products. Examples of dosage forms include solid oral dosage forms (tablets and capsules), parenteral products, inhalation etc.
The candidate will collaborate with external manufacturing sites to create/review batch records and oversee development and GMP manufacturing
The applicant should have excellent writing and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. The applicant should be an effective communicator of ideas, project goals and results to team members across cross-functional roles/departments.
Candidates should be self-motivated and organized, familiar with the relevant literature, enjoy scientific investigation and thinking, proactively identify issues, and develop solutions.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

PhD in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry or a related scientific discipline with 0 to 3 years of industry experience
MS Degree in a related scientific discipline with 9+ years of industry experience
BS Degree in related scientific discipline with 11+ years of industry experience

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