Sr Research Associate I

Location
Foster City, California
Posted
Jun 11, 2018
Discipline
Science/R&D, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Sr Research Associate I

 

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

 

Job Description

 

Specific responsibilities:

 

The Inflammation department at Gilead Sciences is seeking an experienced and highly motivated research scientist to support therapeutic programs for inflammatory diseases, including RA and SLE. The successful candidate will contribute to discovery and pre-clinical development efforts of novel candidate drugs, including the design and execution of proof-of-concept and validation assays. The candidate will also drive immunological studies assessing the mechanism of action of pre-clinical and clinical Gilead compounds. He/She will support projects from discovery research into early development. The candidate must be driven, able to work independently with minimal supervision, and display scientific curiosity and rigor. Excellent organizational skills with regard to management of data, reagents, and equipment are essential. The candidate will participate in regular team meetings and present results, interpret data, and formulate conclusions. Teamwork and excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical. The following are required skills for the position:

 

Experience with a broad range of immunological assays, including cell isolation and functional ex vivo cellular assays

 

Extensive experience with flow cytometry, including design and execution of multi-color panels and antibody validation; cell sorting experience is not required but desirable

 

Experience working with human tissues, primary cells and cell lines; experience with neutrophils strongly preferred

 

Familiarity with bioinformatics and transcriptome analyses

 

Good working knowledge of immunology and inflammation

 

Demonstrates and applies advanced level of understanding and analytical skills to interpret data and draw conclusions within the broader context of project goals; critical and creative thinker

 

Ability to troubleshoot and optimize assays as needed; identifying and applying novel techniques or protocols

 

Essential Functions:

 

Independently designs and executes complex experiments using appropriately selected methods and techniques to support routine research activities and project goals

 

Uses excellent verbal and written communication skills to disseminate information to direct colleagues and broader audiences

 

Works independently and is able to prioritize a diverse workload with strong time management skills

 

Ability to work productively in cross-functional teams, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills

 

Must think critically and creatively, use problem-solving skills, and have strong organizational and planning skills

 

Team-oriented, enthusiastic, and flexible

 

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

 

BS degree with 2+ years or MS degree in immunology, inflammation, or related experience in industry or academia.

 

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