Associate Scientist I, Drug Safety Evaluation

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016

Gilead Sciences, Inc Foster City, CA

Foster City, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

Responsible for conducting nonclinical studies with minimal supervision.
v Reviews protocols, data and study reports for accuracy and consistency.
v Provides QC review of study protocols, reports, and regulatory documents
v Participates in study design/dose selection and may present study designs and results to DSE under guidance of Project Toxicologist
v Assists in preparing data tables and other exhibits for regulatory filings
v Serves as a technical resource or subject matter expert on standard study designs to more junior employees
v Under the guidance of the DSE Representative, may serve as functional member on Research teams.
v Travel is required.


Coordinates all aspects of initiating and conducting a non-clinical study, with minimal supervision.
Drafts and coordinates review of relevant documents including protocols and study reports.
Coordinates review of data and preparation of interim and final study reports.
Assists in the preparation of non-clinical regulatory documents including QC of data.
May serve as functional member on Discovery teams.
Travel may be required.
Must meet all requirements for Senior Research Associate II position and have demonstrated proficiency in all relevant areas.
Excellent teamwork, communication, decision-making and organizational skills are required.
Knowledge and understanding of GLPs and guidance s governing the conduct of non-clinical safety studies.
Must be able to understand, interpret, and explain study designs and outcomes to others.
Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks, plan proactively, and accomplish goals.
Ability to participate in multiple departmental or interdepartmental strategic initiatives under limited supervision.


5+ years of relevant experience and a BS or BA degree in related scientific discipline.
4+ years of experience with an MS

Industry experience in small molecule and/or biopharmaceutical drug development.
v Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, teamwork and decision-making skills are required.
v Strong organization skills and attention to detail, along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and plan proactively to achieve goals with tight timelines is required.
v Able to work independently as needed.
v Must have strong computer skills such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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