Research Scientist InflammationUnited States - California - Foster CityResearchRegular
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Gilead Sciences is a world leader in antiviral research having developed small molecule compounds that have revolutionized the treatment of HIV, HCV, and HBV. Over the last 5 years, Gilead has significantly broadened its scope to encompass unmet medical needs in inflammatory and chronic fibrotic diseases.
Research Scientist Inflammation
Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA) is seeking a talented and highly motivated Research Scientist to join our inflammation group. Our collaborative and interdisciplinary research team utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and innovative methodologies to advance medicines into the clinic. The successful candidate is expected to be lab-based and to contribute to the discovery, research, and development of novel immunotherapeutic agents to address unmet medical needs of inflammatory diseases including inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis. S/he will have opportunities for career growth through acquisition of new skills, experiences, and professional relationships in a fast-paced and resource-rich environment.
-Drive discovery and translational research aimed at identifying and advancing novel inflammatory therapeutics.
-Independently design, conduct, analyze in vitro and in vivo experiments to support the initiation and/or advancement of drug candidates.
-Proactively evaluate new technologies and develop new assays to enhance our understanding of disease mechanisms.
-Manage multiple projects simultaneously and work cross-functionally with colleagues in the inflammation biology, protein engineering, chemistry, biomarker, bioinformatics, and clinical groups.
-Presents research findings and recommendations to senior staff, prepare research reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts, and contribute to the preparation of INDs, and patent filings.
-May manage and train Research Associates or direct members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation.
Qualifications and requirements:
-Must have a PhD or equivalent degree and 1+ year of relevant post-graduate independent research or drug development experience in immunology and autoimmune diseases.
-Experience and knowledge in human immunology, T cell immunology, autoimmunity diseases to design and perform proof of concept study in immune cell tolerance.
-The candidate must demonstrate critical analytical skill and ability to lead independent hypothesis-driven biological research, as exemplified by high quality publications.
-Strong communication skills required. Previous research experience in immune tolerance and/or regulatory T cells, and/or Knowledge with preclinical mouse models of autoimmunity (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and type 1 diabetes) are preferred.