Research Scientist, Mucosal Immunology or Inflammation

Seattle, WA
Jun 03, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities:

The Immunology & Inflammation department at Gilead Sciences is seeking a motivated scientist with a strong mucosal immunology background. As a member of a cross-functional team, the successful candidate will support research teams aimed at the discovery and development of therapeutic agents for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

• Develop and implement critical path studies needed to support hypothesis-based research in IBD

• Leverage state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo model systems to interrogate multiple aspects of IBD pathobiology

• Works on complex problems where the development and implementation of non-routine assays and analysis are required

• Interfaces with cross-functional subject matter experts, project teams, and external vendors to advance projects

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

• Works independently and effectively on multiple programs in a fast-paced environment

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

Knowledge and Skills:

• Demonstrated expertise in mucosal immunology and/or inflammation research

• Strong understanding of the immunopathogenesis of IBD, including the molecular mechanisms and cell types involved

• Familiarity with in vitro and in vivo model systems to support research activities in IBD

• Hands on experience in the isolation and manipulation of primary immune cells from blood and tissue

• Experience with primary immune cell differentiation and functional assays

• Experience with multi-color flow cytometry, including phospho-flow

• Ability to develop and execute non-routine research activities using state-of-the-art methodology

• Ability to synthesize complex scientific problems into a strategy

• Proven publication record

• Strong verbal and written communication skills


• PhD in mucosal immunology, immunology, inflammation, or related field with 3-5 years of relevant post graduate experience in IBD research

• 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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