Research Scientist I, Biophysics

94404, Foster City
Sep 06, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Research Scientist I, Biophysics


Job Description

Specific Responsibilities:

Gilead is seeking a motivated researcher to work in the Biophysics group within the Research organization.  The successful candidate will establish experimental systems on biosensor systems (e.g. Biacore, ProteOn), generate, analyze, and interpret data, and communicate results to project teams. He/she will support projects from discovery research.  The candidate must be driven, resourceful, able to work independently and display scientific rigor. Excellent organizational skills in management of data, and internal and external collaborations, are essential. The candidate will participate in regular team meetings and present results when required. 


Essential Duties and Job Functions:

The position will require establishing experimental systems on the biosensor from the ground up so that kinetic and thermodynamic parameters for interactions can be reliably characterized. The successful candidate will be able to critically analyse data and design experiments to establish parameters such as immobilization/capture methods, competence of various protein constructs, and optimal biosensor platform. Skill in troubleshooting experimental setups and attention to experimental detail is essential. The candidate is expected to document experiments in a thorough and timely manner. Information obtained from these experiments systems will be communicated to various project teams to help understand mechanism of action as well as aid in general drug discovery efforts.  General lab duties include instrument maintenance, ordering lab consumables, and ensuring compliance with EH&S regulations.    


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

The candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology with 0+ years industry experience, or a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree with extensive industry experience and track record of positive impact on project goals. The candidate should have a good working knowledge of basic kinetic and thermodynamic concepts. Experience using the ProteOn and Biacore biosensor platforms will be advantageous, although candidates with a strong biophysical understanding of other techniques such as KinExA are also encouraged to apply.


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