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Post-Doctoral Scientist Analytical Operations

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Post-Doctoral Scientist Analytical Operations

United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical 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, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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Job Description

Post-Doctoral Scientist - Analytical Operations


The Analytical Operations Group is looking for a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Scientist to pursue cutting-edge research and development work to establish a comprehensive strategy for in vitro dissolution test methods for oral and injectable drug products.


The successful candidate will initiate an independent research project to lead development of compendial (USP Type 2 and 4 apparatus), modified compendial and non-compendial biorelevant or clinically relevant dissolution testing methods to enable process and formulation development. In this role, you will also provide expertise in PBBM and PBPK modeling towards IVIVC development using software packages such as GastroPlus, Simcyp, SimBiology or Stella. The expectation is that this work will result in novel contributions to support formulation development by elucidating drug release kinetics using solid- and solution-state characterization tools (such as UV-Vis Spectroscopy, DLS, PLM, SEM, DSC and XRD); present studies internally and publish findings in leading scientific journals and conferences The selected candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment at Gilead through a 2-year term, with an option to extend an additional third year. It also provides access to world class research facilities and the opportunity to leverage expertise and resources across multiple functional areas at Gilead.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate should possess a Doctoral degree and have a strong background in pharmaceutical development, chemical engineering, chemistry, or life science-related field.
  • Qualified candidates must have at least one first author paper published or accepted in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Experience applying PBBM/PBPK models using programs such as GastroPlus and Simcyp.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in biorelevant/bioprotective dissolution method development
  • Knowledge of formulation assessment using in vitro analytical tools such as UV-Vis spectroscopy, DLS, PLM, SEM, DSC and XRD
  • A successful track record of peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations
  • Knowledge of commercially available tools to predict physicochemical and ADME properties of drug molecules
  • Previous success working effectively in a multidisciplinary, highly matrixed environment
  • Excellent decision-making, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think critically, plan and execute experiments independently, and contribute in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kongemployees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since 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 a reasonable accommodation.?

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

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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