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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Sr. Research Associate I, Process Development in Edmonton, Alberta

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Job Description

Senior Research Associate I, Process Development

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Gilead Sciences in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated chemist, capable of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, in the Process Development department. Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. 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 Development 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 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and safely execute assigned experiments, with increasing independence, to support Process Development activities and project goals.

  • Make key observations during reaction, work-up and isolation.

  • Interpret data effectively, draw conclusions, summarize results and communicate to project and leadership teams.

  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize anomalous or inconsistent results.

  • Recommend alternatives, research new methods and techniques, and proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.

  • Provide regular updates (written and verbal) to the project team supervision.

  • Use strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills to provide insight into the processes used to achieve experimental results.

  • Work with collaborative communication and problem-solving spirit.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • BSc in Chemistry and 2+ years of experience (Organic Chemistry focused) OR

  • MSc in Organic Chemistry (or related discipline)

  • Familiarity with modern purification and analytical techniques, including HPLC, NMR, mass spec.

  • Well-versed in job related software (e.g. Chemdraw, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and scientific literature searching tools (SciFinder, Reaxys, etc.).

  • Strong desire to work in multi-disciplinary teams, learn new skills and proactively solve problems.

  • Previous experience in manufacturing under GMP is an asset, but not required.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. T he health of our employees, contractors, their loved ones, our partners and the communities and people we serve is a top priority. Vaccination is the most effective way currently available to deliver on that priority.

The purpose of the vaccination requirement is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and support the health and safety of our communities. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request an accommodation.