Research Scientist, Pathobiology Multiplexing and Emerging Technologies

Foster City, CA
Nov 26, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Research Scientist, Pathobiology Multiplexing and Emerging Technologies
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

The Pathobiology group is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in multiplex immunofluorescence -based technologies to join the Multiplexing and Emerging Technology group. The successful candidate will work closely with internal research groups as well as external collaborators to identify and validate novel drug targets and their mechanism of action in areas of oncology, fibrosis, virology, and inflammation.

The successful candidate will have a background in biology or a related discipline and have experience in developing IHC, immunofluorescence and multiplex assays. Knowledge of, and experience with tissue based emerging technologies and analysis tools is desirable.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated and detail-oriented, exhibit strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities, and a proficient team-player.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Work closely with investigators across Gilead to understand project requirements and execute tissue-based assays
  • Develop and execute experimental protocols to answer biological questions using multiplexing technologies (e.g. Ultivue, Akoya) and imaging platforms (Zeiss AxioscanZ1, Akoya Polaris or similar).
  • Lead evaluation of emerging tissue-based technologies through a combination of in-house efforts and the use of relevant CROs.
  • Lead outsourced studies with CROs/ vendors, as applicable.

Knowledge, experience, and skills:
  • PhD with 0-2 years of relevant work experience, or a master's degree with 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • The successful candidate will have experience in multiplex IF assay development and show curiosity-driven engagement in scientific problems.
  • Experience with multiple automated IHC platforms and imaging platforms is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Experience with emerging tissue-based technologies is a plus.
  • Experience in image analysis software (i.e.: Visiopharm, Halo, or similar) and data analysis programs (Excel, Spotfire, Prism, etc.) is preferred but not required.

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