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Senior Research Associate
Medicinal Chemistry
Posted on 10/30/2022
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • BS with 2+ years of experience or MS degree in Organic Chemistry with 0+ 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
  • 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
Gilead Sciences

10,001+ employees

Critical disease biopharmaceutical development
Company Overview
Gilead’s mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases. The company is committed to creating a healthier world for everyone through their research, development of forward medicines, and clinical trials.
  • Paid family time off and paid parental time off
  • Generous 401(k) contribution matching
  • Comprehensive medical plans that cover both physical and mental healthcare
  • Global Wellbeing Reimbursement
  • Time Off
  • Global Volunteer Day
  • Giving Together Program
  • Employee Support Programs
  • Flexible Work Options
Company Core Values
  • Integrity: Doing What’s Right
  • Inclusion: Encouraging Diversity
  • Teamwork: Working Together
  • Accountability: Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Excellence: Being Your Best