Senior Research Scientist Pulmonology

Foster City, CA
Jun 26, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description
Specific Responsibilities:

We are seeking an exceptional Senior Scientist to join the Inflammation and Fibrosis Research group at Gilead to lead activities towards discovering and developing new therapies for the treatment of fibrotic lung diseases such idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and interstitial lung disease (ILD). This individual will support and lead discovery, drug development and translational research efforts aimed at identifying and characterizing novel therapeutic targets and advancing discovery research projects through to clinical development.

Gilead Sciences is a world leader in antiviral research having developed small molecule compounds that have revolutionized the treatment of HIV, HCV, and HBV. Over the last 5 years, Gilead has significantly broadened its scope to encompass unmet medical needs in chronic fibrotic diseases including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and IPF. Our research team is intensively engaged in the discovery and development of additional small molecule and antibody therapeutics and combination therapies for patients with early and advanced inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. This position provides an exciting opportunity to have high-impact participation in leading the strategy and growth of our pulmonology research programs within a well-established group.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work in a team-based organization that prioritizes high-quality research to lead or support biological investigations of new and established projects within Research. The candidate will be expected to lead discovery efforts for novel IPF/ILD targets including defining and implementing critical path studies needed to support hypothesis-based research and managing these activities across multiple teams. The candidate will also be involved in initiating and overseeing new and established external collaborations and building a strong network of academic advisors.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and at least 3+ years of relevant post-doctoral experience and 5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical industry setting. The candidate will have a strong track record of scientific accomplishments, demonstrated by peer-reviewed scientific publications in high impact journals. Preference will be given to candidates with direct expertise in identifying and validating molecular targets that contribute to the pathophysiology of lung fibrogenesis and inflammation. The candidate should have excellent working knowledge of, and demonstrated experience in leveraging, human- and rodent-based in vitro and ex vivo assays to support pulmonology research goals. Familiarity with drug discovery and the design and execution of in vivo pharmacology studies with relevant preclinical models and their limitations will be important. Experience applying data from human transcriptomics and genomic databases to enable target discovery and validation is a plus.

This individual will have demonstrable skills and experience in hypothesis-driven biological research and will be expected to lead other scientists. Strong communication skills are required, with an ability to communicate and scientifically engage individuals across a large breadth of levels and translate ideas and data into concise written and verbal communications. The candidate will help shape and drive the culture of the Inflammation and Fibrosis teams and contribute at scientific level to all programs within the group.

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