Associate Scientist/Senior Associate Scientist Clinical Virology, Biology

Foster City, CA, United States
Jul 18, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Scientist/Senior Associate Scientist Clinical Virology, Biology
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.

Making an impact on a global scale
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 Clinical Virology group at Gilead Sciences is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative associate scientist to support our growing effort on the development of therapeutics for respiratory and emerging viral infections, including COVID-19. The successful candidate will function as a team member focused on characterization of resistance development to antiviral agents through both in vitro and clinical studies.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Design and execute laboratory experiments to characterize the in vitro resistance profile of antiviral drugs, monitor the emergence and characterize drug resistance mutations in patient samples, and assist in mechanism of action studies.
  • Organize experimental details and be proficient in both data management and the preparation of summary reports.
  • Support clinical studies through virology assay development and implementation, data analysis, and writing regulatory documents and publications.
  • Communicate clear presentations on data and interpretations in group and team meetings.
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific advances in relevant fields from literature and scientific meetings.
  • Effective team player who can think critically and creatively, work independently, and resolve problems to achieve results.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • BS or MS in biological sciences with 8+ years of experience; biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Experience in virology, molecular biology, and cell culture techniques as well as willingness to work in a BSL3 laboratory environment.
  • Well organized and detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively in a high-paced, cross-functional team environment.

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually, and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.
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