Research Associate, Inflammation

Location
Foster City, CA
Posted
May 18, 2022
Ref
2996475
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Inflammation department at Gilead Sciences is seeking a talented and highly motivated research associate to join their team. The successful candidate will support the pre-clinical development of novel candidate drugs for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases by executing immunological assays, working with new technologies, and analyzing and interpreting data. The candidate must be driven, able to work independently, and display scientific curiosity and rigor. Excellent organizational skills in managing data, reagents, and equipment are essential. The candidate will participate in regular team meetings and present results, interpret data, and formulate conclusions. Teamwork and excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical. The following are preferred skills for the position:

  • Experience working with mammalian tissues, primary cells or cell lines preferred.
  • Experience with wet-lab biology techniques, including isolation of primary cells, cell-based functional assays, mammalian cell culture, and ELISAs preferred.
  • Experience with flow cytometry or antibody-dependent techniques is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of immunology is a plus.
  • Demonstrates and applies analytical skills to interpret data and draw conclusions
  • Detail-oriented and able to troubleshoot and optimize assays as needed; capable of learning and applying novel techniques or protocols
  • Able to collaborate effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, strong time management skills


Essential Functions:
  • Independently executes experiments using appropriate techniques to support research activities and project goals
  • Assists in the development and implementation of new assays and technologies through laboratory benchwork, data analysis and interpretation
  • Uses excellent verbal and written communication skills to present data to colleagues and broader audiences
  • Works productively in cross-functional teams, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills
  • Must think critically and creatively, use problem-solving skills, and have strong organizational and planning skills
  • Team-oriented, enthusiastic, and flexible


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

BS/BA or MS degree with 0+ years of experience in biology or related field in industry or academia.


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