Senior Research Scientist I, Bioinformatics - Foster City, CA | Biospace
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Senior Research Scientist I, Bioinformatics

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Foster City, CA
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Full time
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Areas of Expertise Desired:
Bioinformatics, Research Scientist,

Job Description

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

The Department of Bioinformatics at Gilead is seeking a highly motivated Senior Bioinformatics Scientist to lead and supervise a group of talented junior bioinformatics scientists to analyze genomic data (e.g. NGS data) collected from patient subjects enrolled in Gilead’s clinical trials with focus in Oncology, and Inflammation-associated disease areas. The candidate will need to summarize and present genomic results to Gilead’s internal functional teams or publish clinical genomics findings either as a peer reviewed publication or as part of new drug applications/filings submitted to regulatory agencies.

Essential Functions:
• Supervise junior bioinformatics scientists conducting genomic data analyses involving microarray or next-generation sequencing (Exome, Whole genome, and RNA-seq) data from patient samples to support patient stratification and biomarker selection for Gilead’s clinical development programs.
• Supervise bioinformatics team members and aid with the development of bioinformatics software, analysis pipelines, and applications to make genomics results and findings available to research and development groups.
• Initiate and manage both internal and external collaborations.
• Manage various bioinformatics systems and ensure pipeline validation and regulatory compliance.
• Coach and develop junior scientists and staffs within the team.


Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
• PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, computer science, statistics, or a related field with 5+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience and 3+ year of people management experience.
• Proficient in at least one of following programing languages: C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, or Shell in a Linux environment.                            
• In-depth knowledge of current algorithms and technologies related to next generation sequencing.
• Proficient in statistical data analysis of genomic data using R/Bioconductor.
• Strong publication record in either peer-reviewed journals or FDA application is required.
• Outstanding people management and communication skills that foster collaboration and teamwork.
• Extensive expertise in cancer genomics or Immunology bioinformatics, particularly related to drug development.

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