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Research Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry
Gilead Sciences, Inc. in Foster City, California
 
 
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Date Posted September 04, 2017
Category
Science-Chemistry
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities & Skills for the Position:

As a Research Scientist, you will have the responsibility to design and execute the synthesis of novel molecules within a multi-disciplinary drug discovery team. The proposal of new molecular targets, application of scientific rigor, and application of creative solutions to challenging problems are essential skills.


The successful candidate will have an excellent track record and a commitment to tackling drug discovery challenges through organic synthesis.


Preference will be given to individuals with excellent leadership skills, experience supervising junior associates and a strong desire to succeed.


Expertise in Organic Chemistry with an emphasis on synthetic methodology or total synthesis.
Strong synthetic skills and a solid knowledge of modern organic synthesis techniques.

 

Essential Functions

Responsible for conducting scientific research for the discovery of drugs, the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs.


Applies the principles and techniques of chemistry to potential inventions, products and problems.
Independently plans, executes and proposes experiments that support non-routine research activities and project goals.


Demonstrates advanced level of understanding of project goals and methods.
Independently selects appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments.
Designs new experiments to advance scientific knowledge of drug substances or techniques to identify such substances.


Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques and proactively seeks out senior personnel to propose potential solutions to problems.
 

May advise Research Associates or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic and safety factors.
May lead functional group meetings.

 

Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work in a fully independent manner.
 

Independently writes technical reports and technical presentations within area of expertise
 

Works independently and determines methods and techniques on new or difficult assignments.
 

Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires comprehensive evaluation of many factors.
 

Serves as an area expert with notable technical depth for projects and for other employees.
 

Maintains high level of expertise through familiarity with relevant scientific and technical literature and applies it appropriately to research projects.
 

Uses strong communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills to communicate objectives and results.
 

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.
 

Thinks critically and creatively and generates ideas and executes those ideas to positively impact project goals.
 

Applies the principles and techniques of chemistry to potential inventions, products and problems.
 

Works under supervision of more senior scientists or scientific directors to identify and validate targets, advance the development of economical, state-of-the art techniques to develop, produce and/or characterize materials or tools for the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents.
 

Plans, designs, implements and analyzes laboratory experimentation to advance scientific knowledge of drug substances or techniques to identify such substances.
 

May advise Research Associates or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic and safety factors.
 

Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
 

Maintains full working knowledge of principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the research direction that supports Company interests.
 

Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and collaboration with others are used to suggest experimental design and research strategy.
 

Participates in group meetings. Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
 

May make contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results.
 

Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills are required.
 

Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
 

Maintains full working knowledge of principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the research direction that supports Company interests.
 

Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and collaboration with others are used to suggest experimental design and research strategy.
 

Participates in group meetings. Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
 

May make contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results.
 

Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills are required.

 

 

Knowledge, Experience & Skills

3+ years of experience and PhD in Chemistry.
BS or MS degree with extensive industry experience.

 

 If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.avature.net/Gilead

 

About Gilead:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises 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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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.

 

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster.

 

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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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