Associate scientist in vivo Pharmacology

Foster City, CA
Jan 26, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate scientist in vivo Pharmacology
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

We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist to join our Oncology in vivo pharmacology team. The selected candidate will be responsible for evaluating novel oncology therapeutics in pre-clinical models. Hands on experience and substantiated knowledge with mouse oncology models is required. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, generating and communicating pharmacology data to support the progression of oncology research programs. Title will commensurate with experience.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Designing, conducting, analyzing and reporting in vivo studies (efficacy, PK/PD)

  • Pre-clinical model development and characterization

  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, accurate, timely record keeping and data analysis

  • Interface with cross-functional project team members, and participation in and presentation at project team meetings and cross-departmental team meetings

    Qualifications & prior experience:

  • BS or MS in Biology or Pharmacology related discipline

  • 7+ years of research experience in an industry setting *Note: Level will be commensurate with experience.

  • Research experience with mouse models of cancer and cancer immunotherapy

  • Proficiency with various mouse handling techniques including dosing (IV, PO, subcutaneous, IP), tumor inoculation/measurements, in life and terminal blood collection, collection and handling of tissues during necropsy and processing for ex vivo analysis

  • Experience with in vivo imaging is desired

  • Experience with sterile tissue culture, and molecular and basic cellular biology

    techniques is required
    • NOTE: Vivarium Lab is currently in SSF and have plans to relocate to peninsula in the future.
    • Level flexible and will commensurate with experience.

  • Hands on experience with flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (5+ colors) is desired

  • Computer literacy, especially proficiency with GraphPad Prism, Excel, PowerPoint and Word

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, along with the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • The ability to work independently on day to day responsibilities and research goals

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