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Research Scientist, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

GILEAD Sciences
San Mateo County, CA
Closing date
Jan 27, 2023

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Science, Pharmaceutical
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Job Description
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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, oncology and inflammation, serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, headquartered in Foster City, California. As a Research Scientist, you will join the Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) group in research, working closely with biology, protein biochemistry, toxicology, clinical pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, and regulatory to optimize leads, to select drug candidates for clinical evaluation, and contribute to IND/ IMPD and NDA/ BLA filings.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to provide ADME/PK assessment, modeling and simulation, and project representation to support discovery and development teams.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Serve as DMPK subject matter expert on dynamic cross-functional teams, conduct PK and PBPK analysis, and human efficacious dose prediction, provide in vitro and in vivo ADME/PK and drug-drug interaction (DDI) data, interpretation and presentations to teams.
  • Work closely with project teams, line management, internal and external resources to assure high quality and timely delivery of drug candidate, documentations for regulatory submissions and regulatory response.
  • Problem-solving ability applying PK, metabolizing enzyme, and transporter knowledge to mitigate project issues
  • Communicate and educate others on areas of ADME science as a technical expert.
  • Makes major contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences related fields.
  • Prior experience and sound knowledge in PK, PK/PD principles, drug metabolism, and transporter are preferred.
  • The candidate will possess strong work ethics, ability to work independently in a focused, goal-oriented manner. The ability to interact and collaborate with scientists from various disciplines and functional areas is vital to this role.
  • The candidate will be able to seek evidence of productivity and independence through authorship of research in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are prerequisites to perform in a highly-matrixed team environment.
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Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.
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  • Location: United States - California - Foster City
  • Type: Full time
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