Sr Research Scientist

Sr Research Scientist II, Process R&D (Req# 538)Edmonton, CanadaGilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. Our mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, CA, Gilead has operations in the United States, Europe and Australia. We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team.Specific Responsibilities:Lead and coordinate chemistry project teams, identify process improvements, devise novel solutions and strategies to complex synthetic problems and implement in the lab and Pilot/Production Plant; deliver high quality API requirements on time, prepare timely documentation (batch records, reports, development reports, etc), and provide technical, problem solving, and scientific leadership.Proven track record of significant accomplishment in Process Development (API production, GMP compliance, problem solving, novel idea generation and implementation, multi step synthesis of complex molecular architecture, outstanding oral and written communication skills) with sound project management skills.Ph.D. required, Postdoctoral preferred, 6 years of experience in an API production environment (lab, Kilo Lab, Pilot Plant).Essential Duties and Job Functions:,p>Responsible for directing and executing scientific research for the discovery of drugs, the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs. Investigates the feasibility of applying advanced principles and techniques of related scientific specialty to potential therapeutic interventions, targets, inventions, products and problems. Advances the development of economical, state-of-the art techniques to isolate characterize, purify and mass-produce substances and agents in an effort to discover therapeutic bioproducts to make such substances available as tools for other research projects. Plans, designs, implements and analyses laboratory experimentation to advance scientific knowledge of drug substances or techniques to identify such substances. Directs research associates or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic and safety factors. Supervises a small number of employees including selection, performance management and career development. Works on a wide – range of problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangible variables, requiring regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Makes major contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results. Participates in development of patent applications. May serve as Project Leader for research programs. May act as a spokesperson, internal consultant, or advisor to top management on corporate research and development direction.Knowledge, Experience and Skills:Typically requires PhD in appropriate scientific discipline and 6 years of relevant experience that demonstrates an expertise in a specific field and sustained excellence in performance and accomplishments that align to company goals. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to participate in highly effective teams. Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Demonstrates ability to recognize anomalous and inconsistent results and interpret experimental outcomes. Maintains in-depth knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the research direction that supports Company interests. Demonstrates technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought in suggesting experimental design and research strategy. 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.Reference Req# 538 and apply online today at: are an equal opportunity employer