Research Scientist, Immuno-Oncology

Foster City, CA, US
Nov 20, 2020
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Research Scientist, Immuno-Oncology
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Research Scientist - Immuno-Oncology

Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA) is seeking a talented and highly motivated Research Scientist to join our Immuno-oncology group. Our collaborative and interdisciplinary research team utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and innovative methodologies to advance medicines into the clinic. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the discovery, research, and development of novel immunotherapeutic agents to address unmet medical needs of cancer patients. The successful candida will have opportunities for career growth through acquisition of new skills, experiences, and professional relationships in a fast-paced and resource-rich environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Independently plan, design, execute, analyze, and interpret key in vitro and in vivo proof of concept studies to support novel I/O drug development efforts
  • Proactively evaluate new technologies and develop new assays to support early-stage discovery activities and build strong internal scientific expertise
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and work cross-functionally with colleagues in the oncology, virology, protein engineering, chemistry, translational medicine, biomarker and clinical groups
  • Present research findings and recommendations to senior staff and contribute to preparation of research reports, manuscripts, INDs, and patent filings
  • May manage Research Associates or direct members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD degree in immunology, cancer immunotherapy, cancer biology or cell biology with 0-3 years of experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post-doctoral experience focused on innovative research in immunology with proven achievements in industrial or academic settings is preferred
  • Direct experience in general molecular and cell biology methods (e.g., Western blot)
  • Direct experience in immunological assays and techniques, including multi-parameter flow cytometry and primary human and/or mouse tissue culture
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Strong motivation, independence and ability to think critically and creatively to resolve problems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to integrate into a high-paced multidisciplinary environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in dendritic cell and/or NK cell biology
  • Direct experience in research drug discovery in immuno-oncology
  • Experience with the study design/execution of in vivo tumor models

***Level is flexible and commensurate based on candidates experience

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