Sr. Research Associate II, Discovery Virology

Location
Foster City, CA
Posted
Sep 28, 2021
Ref
2521154
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr. Research Associate II, Discovery Virology
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

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We are seeking a highly motivated Sr. Research Associate to support our internal research efforts to develop new therapeutics for herpesvirus infections.

Essential Duties

  • Optimize and carry out various cell-based virology assays for discovery and preclinical evaluation of antiviral therapeutics, including biologics and small molecules
  • Plan and execute assigned experiments that support research activities and project goals
  • Interpret results, proactively troubleshoot technical issues, and recommend potential solutions based on personal observations and/or literature searches
  • Select appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments
  • Participate in cross-functional group meetings and present results
  • Work closely with senior personnel as well as independently


Knowledge, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Virology, Cell Biology, or related life science discipline with BS and 4 years or MS and 2 years of working experience in academics or biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent technical skills in mammalian cell culture, including development and optimization of cell-based assays
  • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques, including qPCR and cloning
  • Experience in flow cytometry and cell imaging techniques is highly preferred
  • Experience in virology techniques is preferred.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and optimize assays, as well as aptitude to learn and apply new techniques as necessary
  • Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Teamwork and meticulous recordkeeping are essential



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