Associate Scientist II - Biologics Manufacturing Tech Sciences

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 11/18/2016

Gilead Sciences, Inc Oceanside, CA

Company
Gilead Sciences, Inc
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
33597
AJE Ref #
575991141
Location
Oceanside, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking an Associate Scientist II for the Manufacturing Tech Sciences team to support Biologics Manufacturing and Technical Operations at our Oceanside, CA location.

Specific Responsibilities and Skills:

* Leads or serves as downstream tech operations representative on cross-functional projects both internally and contract manufacturing sites.

* Responsible for initiating and directing the implementation of manufacturing changes on multiple projects across multiple production sites.

* Leads the completion of all downstream technical activities for manufacturing through management of internal and external resources.

* Contributes to and leads complex processes across functions and interacts effectively with other team members to ensure product meets regulatory, performance and cost requirements.

* Analyzes and identifies risks with processes, technologies and methods.

* Creates a working plan to prevent potential issues.

* Identifies opportunities to improve processes within the business, and provides technical expertise and support to process improvements.

* May supervise personnel, including organizing and prioritizing daily tasks, and performing training.

* Provides on-the-floor technical support as needed across multiple manufacturing sites

* Performs impact assessments, Change Management, Deviations, and CAPA completion.

* Supports new product introduction, collect and manage process data

* Manages multiple projects in parallel

* Acts as mentor for those with less experience and provide training

* Acts as an effective and committed team player

* Please note - role will require a minimum of 20% travel, locally and abroad.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB FUNCTIONS

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking an Associate Scientist II for Manufacturing Tech Sciences to support Biologics Manufacturing and Technical Operations at our Oceanside, CA location.

Specific Responsibilities and Skills:

* Leads or serves as downstream tech operations representative on cross-functional projects both internally and contract manufacturing sites.

* Responsible for initiating and directing the implementation of manufacturing changes on multiple projects across multiple production sites.

* Provides on-the-floor technical support as needed across multiple manufacturing sites.

* Writes impact assessments and supports change control, deviations, and CAPA completion.

* Leads the completion of all downstream technical activities for manufacturing through management of internal and external resources.

* Analyzes and identifies risks with processes, technologies and methods.

* Identifies opportunities to improve processes within the business, and provides technical expertise and support to process improvements.

* Monitors process performance by collecting and analyzing process data using statistical tools.

* Supports new product introduction and process validation activities.

* Manages multiple projects/initiatives in parallel.

* May supervise personnel, and act as a mentor to those with less experience and provide training

* Acts as an effective and committed team member

* Please note - role will require a minimum of 20% travel, locally and abroad.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

6+ years of relevant experience and a BS degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
5+ years of relevant experience and an MS degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
2+ years of relevant experience and a PhD degree in a relevant scientific discipline.
Demonstrates a strong knowledge of protein purification and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Exhibits a good working knowledge of regulatory filing requirements and guidance documents.
Possesses excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrates strong computer, organizational, and project management skills.
Candidate should be self-motivated, organized, collaborative and a team player
Prior experience in MSAT, PD and MFG is preferred.

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. 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.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, view the EEO is the Law poster at :
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf