Research Scientist, Immunology/HBV

Foster City, CA
Jan 31, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Specific Responsibilities:

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist with expertise in immunology and virology to take a leading role in our internal research efforts to identify new therapeutics for functional cure of chronic HBV infection. The selected candidate will be responsible for leading, conducting and coordinating key biological studies and experiments focused on the discovery, profiling and preclinical evaluation of novel treatment approaches including small molecules and biologics with a potential to clinically cure HBV infection.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

• Designing and overseeing the evaluation of new immunological targets, therapeutic concepts, and therapeutic agents for HBV Cure

• Establishing models and technologies for the study of pathogen interactions with host immune functions including but not limited to pathogen recognition, immune evasion and infection mediated immunological disorders

• Introducing new tools, assays, and models relevant to HBV infection and treatment

• Participating in multidisciplinary team efforts including leading specific parts of projects

• Presenting regular research updates to project teams and R&D management

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

• PhD or equivalent degree in viral immunology, or relevant scientific discipline and a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral experience with proven successful research in industrial or academic settings

• In-depth knowledge of adaptive immunology preferred. Knowledge in the area of T-cell biology is a plus

• A strong applicant will have extensive skill sets in state of the art techniques for characterizing of immune cells including expertise in flow cytometry

• Strong motivation, independence, and ability to work in a high-pace multidisciplinary environment with minimal supervision

• Ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high achieving team environment

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.