Research Scientist, Formulation and Process Development
Gilead - Seattle, WA

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The ideal candidate will have a variety of dosage form development experience including, but not limited to, oral, inhalation, and parenteral dosage forms. The candidate should have experience with early stage formulation development and clinical supply manufacture. Commercial-stage development experience is a plus.

We expect 3+ years of experience with a PhD in a related scientific discipline Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering. Alternatively, the candidate has a BS or MS degree with significant industry experience.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
Responsible for conducting scientific research for the discovery of drugs, the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs. Applies the principles and techniques of related scientific specialty to potential inventions, products and problems. Works under supervision of more senior scientists or scientific directors to identify and validate targets, advance the development of economical, state-of-the art techniques to isolate characterize, purify and mass-produce substances, reagents, assays and tools in an effort to discover therapeutic bioproducts to make such substances available as tools for other research projects.Working under general supervision, plans designs, implements and analyzes laboratory experimentation to advance scientific knowledge of drug substances or techniques to identify such substances.May advise research associates or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic and safety factors. Participates in development of patent applications. Participates in group meetings. Presents results of work, interprets data, draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work. May make contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results.May act as a resource or provide work direction for other research personnel within the company.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
Typically requires a PhD in appropriate scientific discipline and 2 years of relevant experience that indicates an aptitude to make significant contributions within specialty and sustained strong performance and accomplishments that align to company goals. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to participate in highly effective teams. Demonstrates emerging ability in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and interpreting experimental outcomes. Maintains full working knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the research direction that supports Company interests. Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting experimental design and research 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.

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Gilead Sciences has biotech balms for infectious diseases, including hepatitis, HIV, and infections related to AIDS. The company's HIV...