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Research Scientist, Process Chemistry - Crystallization

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Belmont, CA
Closing date
Oct 19, 2021

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Science, Chemistry
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Research Scientist, Process Chemistry - Crystallization
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. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Research Scientist, Process Chemistry - Foster City, CA

Gilead Sciences currently has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Research 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 scientist 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:
  • Work in collaboration with project team members including process chemists, analytical chemist, and formulation scientists to screen, characterize, identify, and select API/intermediate form candidates
  • Conduct scientific research to design, develop, and scale up crystallization/isolation processes to deliver selected forms with desired purity, stability profiles and particle characteristics
  • Works in collaboration with more senior scientists or scientific directors to advance the development of economical, state-of-the-art techniques to isolate, characterize, purify and mass-produce substances
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangible variables, requiring regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • 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:
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or related field; or 6+ years of experience and MS; or 8+ years of experience and BS degree
  • Experience in planning and executing multi-step synthetic sequences
  • Strong desire to work in multi-disciplinary teams, learn new skills and proactively solve problems
  • The following knowledge/experience are preferred but are not required: fundamental understanding of computational solid state chemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics of polymorphism and crystallization, developing, modeling, and scaling up various isolation process such as crystallization, filtration, drying, and wet/dry milling.


NOTE: Please Include Research Summary with Application

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