Research Scientist - Immuno-Oncology

Foster City, CA
Sep 19, 2021
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


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

Key Responsibilities
  • Drive discovery and translational research aimed at identifying and advancing novel immuno-oncology therapeutics
  • Plan, execute, analyze, and interpret in vitro and in vivo experiments that support the initiation and/or advancement of drug candidates
  • May manage Research Associates or direct members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation
  • Proactively evaluate new technologies and develop new assays to accelerate early-stage discovery activities and/or enhance our understanding of disease mechanisms
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and work cross-functionally with colleagues in the oncology, protein engineering, chemistry, translational medicine, biomarker and clinical groups
  • Presents research findings and recommendations to senior staff and contribute to preparation of research reports, manuscripts, INDs, and patent filings
  • Think critically and creatively, work independently, and have strong organizational and planning skills

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • PhD degree and 0 - 2 years of experience in immunology, cancer biology, cell biology, and/or molecular biology in industry or academia or Bachelor/Master's degree with extensive experience
  • Broad technical skillset in molecular and cell biology: human and/or mouse primary cell culture, multi-parameter flow cytometry, immunological assays, single cell transcriptomics, cell line development, in vivo animal study design/execution
  • Background in immunology research, myeloid cell biology, and/or cancer immunology a plus
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational and record keeping skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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