As a Senior Research Associate, you will join a cross-functional research team whose goal is to discover curative medicines for life-threatening diseases. With state-of-the-art research facilities and a team of experienced scientists who are passionate about discovering drugs, the Medicinal Chemistry group at Gilead empowers every chemist to take part in the act of invention. In a 1:1 reporting structure, Senior Research Associates collaborate with their scientific mentor to design and efficiently synthesize molecular targets for evaluation as potential drug candidates. In addition to developing custom syntheses, you will be responsible for generating molecular designs by interpreting and integrating biological data. Interactions with colleagues in biology and other disciplines offer new avenues for development and are facilitated through team meetings where all levels of the department join discussions and contribute ideas. 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 – Being Here Matters.
Responsibilities and Skills:
Independently plan and execute multi-step synthetic sequences toward key target molecules, using appropriate purification and compound characterization techniques
Maintain a high level of scientific integrity and laboratory safety
Use data from other functional areas including biology and drug metabolism to generate hypotheses and design new targets to test these hypotheses
Apply independent thinking to resolve synthetic and chemical biology challenges
Recommend alternatives, research new methods and techniques and proactively seek out others to discuss potential solutions to problems
Plan and select appropriate methods and techniques for performing experiments
Analyze and accurately record data using Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
Participate in and present results at team meetings and the department level
Demonstrate good verbal communication and interpersonal skills
BS with 3+ years of experience or MS degree in Organic Chemistry with 2+ years of relevant industrial experience with synthetic organic chemistry
Experience planning and executing multi-step synthetic sequences on small and large scale
Familiarity with modern chromatographic and analytical techniques, including flash chromatography, HPLC, LCMS and NMR
Familiarity with ChemDraw and literature searching software (SciFinder or Reaxys)
Strong desire to work in multi-disciplinary teams, learn new skills and proactively solve problems
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: We offer top of the line health insurance, 401K match, stocks, relocation, vacation time, and much more.
Internal Number: R0007787
About Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.Our portfolio of marketed products includes a number of category firsts, including complete treatment regimens for HIV infection available in a once-daily single pill and the first oral antiretroviral pill available to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection in certain high-risk adults.