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Post Doc Scientist, Oncology

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Seattle, WA
Start date
Sep 28, 2022

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Oncology
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
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Post Doc Scientist, Oncology
United States - Washington - Seattle

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

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Job Description


About Gilead:

Gilead is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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. We are actively seeking candidates for the inaugural class of our new Postdoctoral Scholar Program in Gilead Research. This is an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge independent research at a highly innovative company. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply!



Summary:

This Postdoctoral position in the Oncology Research group provides a great opportunity to perform research to enable novel target discovery through the integration of data mining and wet lab experimentation. Tumor immune evasion remains a major therapeutic challenge and the group is focused on exploring opportunities for targeting the mechanisms cancer cells employ to escape recognition and clearance by immune cells.

The successful candidate will employ a combination of bioinformatics, functional genomics screens and cell-based assays to uncover underexplored tumor cell intrinsic mechanisms to augment anti-tumor immunity and identify novel tumor intrinsic immune evasion targets. The results of these studies will further our understanding of tumor immune escape and specific genetic contexts that are particularly suited to combinations with IO therapies. The fellow will be encouraged to design an independent research program, with successful execution leading to publication in top tier journals and presentations at scientific conferences. The selected candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment at Gilead through a 2-year term, with an option to extend an additional third year, with an emphasis on high impact publications. It provides access to world class research facilities and the opportunity to leverage expertise and resources across multiple functional areas at Gilead Sciences Inc.



Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, immunology or related field, a record of independent high impact research as evidenced by publications and experience in the following areas:
  • Expertise in cancer signaling pathways, standard molecular biology techniques (RNA based assays e.g. RNA seq, westerns) and in vitro tumor cell-based assays required
  • Ability to interface with research data scientists and working knowledge of pipelines leveraging genomics data sets (TCGA data, DepMap etc.) to perform correlative analyses required
  • Experience with designing and executing functional genomic screens (genome-wide, arrayed) preferred
  • Knowledge of tumor immunology and in vivo models preferred


Keywords: Post Doc Fellow, Post Doc Fellowship, Post Doctoral Fellow, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Post Doctorate, Postdoc, Post Doctoral Scientist

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.
 

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