Sr Research Scientist I, Immunology and Inflammation

94404, Foster City
Oct 10, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Sr Research Scientist I, Immunology and Inflammation


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Job Description

Specific Responsibilities:

The Immunology & Inflammation department at Gilead Sciences is seeking an experienced and highly motivated scientist to lead ongoing and new efforts in the discovery and development of therapeutic agents in SLE, IBD, and/or RA.  As a member of a cross-functional team, the successful candidate will lead discovery and translational research teams aimed at identifying and characterizing novel therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. 


• Drive discovery and translational research aimed at identifying, characterizing, and interpreting results for novel therapeutics for inflammatory diseases.

• Define and implement critical path studies needed to support hypothesis-based research

• Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of multiple variables

• Interfaces with cross-functional subject matter experts, project teams, and a variety of external vendors and network of consultants to advance projects

• Manages Research Scientists and Associates in the initiation and execution of laboratory experiments

• Strong experimental skills with demonstrated ability to execute well-designed, decision-making experiments

• Makes contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results

• Mentors scientists within inflammation team to effectively engage with project teams and advance portfolio projects

• Must be able to work independently and effectively on multiple programs in a fast-paced environment

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.

• Strong motivation, attention to detail, and ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high achieving team environment


Knowledge and Skills:

• Demonstrated expertise in immunology and/or inflammation research

• Broad understanding of drug discovery and early and late stage development; familiarity with regulatory filings a plus

• Previous project leadership in drug discovery program preferred

• Experience authoring of technical reports, drug discovery documents, and regulatory submissions desired

• Proven scientific/leadership expertise (working in teams, managing people, and projects)

• Proven publication record

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to synthesize complex scientific problems into a strategy and tactics.



• PhD with 7+years of directly relevant pharmaceutical industry experience in immunology, inflammation, or related field

• Candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent record keeping and organizational skills.   

• Must be a highly flexible, results oriented, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.


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