Sr. Research Scientist II - Analytical Chemistry Req #10073
Gilead - Foster City, CA

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Join a team of analytical chemists supporting the synthesis and development of drug candidates. Develop and execute analytical and spectroscopic methods to support the characterization of drug substances and synthetic intermediates and to support formulation development. The candidate will interact closely with other chemists working on drug substance and drug product process development and on the implementation of manufacturing processes.
We are seeking a self-motivated team player with strong written and verbal communication skills. The candidate will either have a PhD in analytical chemistry, spectroscopy, or a related field. An in-depth knowledge of modern analytical techniques is required.Strong management skills are required. Experience with good manufacturing practices is helpful.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
Responsible for directing and executing scientific research for the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs. Investigates the feasibility of applying advanced principles and techniques of related scientific specialty to products and problems. Advances the development of economical, state-of-the art techniques to progress the development of drug candidates. Plans, designs, implements and analyses laboratory experimentation to advance scientific knowledge of drug substances or drug products. Directs research associates or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic, regulatory and safety factors. Supervises a small number of employees including selection, performance management and career development. Works on a wide – range of problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangible variables, requiring regular use of ingenuity and creativity. May act as a spokesperson, internal consultant, or advisor to top management on corporate research and development direction.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
Requires a PhD in appropriate scientific discipline and a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience that demonstrates an expertise in a specific field and sustained excellence in performance and accomplishments that align to company goals. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to participate in highly effective teams. Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Demonstrates ability to recognize anomalous and inconsistent results and interpret experimental outcomes. Maintains in-depth 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...