Research Scientist (Computational Biologist)

Foster City, CA, United States
Jun 19, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Research Scientist (Computational Biologist)
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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Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Specific Responsibilities:

The Department of Clinical Data Science at Gilead is seeking a highly motivated scientist to lead clinical data analysis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment to support clinical development programs with a focus on developing predictive models of complex high-dimensional clinical data and support clinical development programs in various disease areas, including liver disease, virology, and inflammatory disease.

Essential Functions:

  • Working with internal colleagues to design and execute data analysis plans, summarize actionable findings to support both exploratory research and new drug application activities.

  • Curate and analyze complex clinical data, including but not limited to genomic data, protein assay data, cytokine, and chemokine data from patient samples, and develop novel predictive models using statistical techniques and machine learning to support patient stratification and biomarker selection in clinical trials.

  • Develop and validate the analysis workflows, software applications, and data warehouse to improve visualization, integration, and accessibility of complex clinical data.

  • Experience in machine learning, predictive modeling, and quantitative data analysis is a plus.

  • Design, develop, and implement methods, processes and systems to consolidate and analyze diverse structured and unstructured data sets.

  • Develop software programs, algorithms, dashboards, information tools, and queries to clean, model, integrate and evaluate datasets.

  • Keeps abreast of new analytic methodologies and technologies.

  • Collaborate with functional business units to drive business solutions and direction.

    Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

  • Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics, genomics, computer science or related field with strong hands-on experience in Omics, machine learning, predictive modeling or a master degree with 6+ years of work experience in the related field.

  • Proficient in R and other programming languages such as Python, etc.

  • Strategic thinker and outstanding team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of genomics, virology, liver disease, inflammation disease, and oncology is a plus.

  • Demonstrated track record producing models and actionable insights using advanced statistical methods.

  • Experience working with large data sets using distributed computing tools.
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