Sr Research Scientist II, Process Development

Employer
GILEAD Sciences
Location
San Mateo County, CA
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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Job Description
Sr. Research Scientist II, Process Development

Gilead Sciences currently has an excellent opportunity for an experienced and 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 which are benefiting millions of people. With a robust pipeline of drug candidates at every developmental stage at Gilead, you will make meaningful contribution to our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients with life-threatening diseases. Gilead's core values - Integrity, Inclusion, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability - shape our culture and are the foundation of our future success. Challenge yourself and make a difference in the world - Make your mark at Gilead!

Responsibilities & Skills:
  • Responsible for developing chemical processes for the manufacturing of drug substances
  • Proposes and implements new synthetic routes and improved reaction, purification, and isolation conditions
  • Pays particular attention to scalability of reactions and processes
  • Determines impurity formation, tracking, and purge and implements the subsequent mitigation
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangible variables, requiring regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Interprets scientific data, presents results, draws conclusions, and generates plan for next steps
  • 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
  • Leads, advises and mentors members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic, environmental, regulatory and safety factors
  • Makes contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and research presentations
  • 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 communication and interpersonal skills, as well as collaborative and problem-solving spirit

Essential Qualifications:
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry with 5+ years of experience, 7+ years preferred; Or
  • BS or MS degree with extensive industry experience
  • Experience in planning and executing multi-step synthetic sequences

Additional Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with relevant process chemistry and analytical methods and techniques
  • 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
  • Leadership and management experience desired

NOTE: Please Include Research Summary with Application

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Summary
  • Location: United States - California - Foster City
  • Type: Full time

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