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Research Scientist- Tumor Microenvironment

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Nov 29, 2022

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Research Scientist- Tumor Microenvironment
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

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Job Description


We are seeking an exceptional hands-on scientist to join the Oncology department at Gilead Sciences, Inc. Our research team is engaged in the discovery and development of novel therapeutics targeting the stromal and myeloid compartments, with the goal of potentiating the anti-tumor immune response and synergizing with established and emerging immunotherapy approaches. The successful candidate will integrate into this team, leading and supporting biological investigation of new and established therapeutic targets. This position provides an exciting opportunity to have high-impact participation in the growth of a new research area within the established and highly collaborative oncology research group at Gilead.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
  • Identify key scientific questions, design hypothesis-based experiments, generate, analyze and interpret data to support initiation and/or advancement of therapeutic programs
  • Work cross-functionally with colleagues in biomarker sciences, high throughput biology, and bioinformatics
  • Participate in established external collaborations and in evaluation of external licensing opportunities
  • Participate as an engaged member of the highly interactive Oncology department. Present research findings and recommendations to senior staff and contribute to preparation of research reports, manuscripts, INDs, and patent filings

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • BS with 10 experience, MS with 8 years experience in drug development or Ph.D. in immunology
  • Expertise in flow-cytometry-based assay development and data analysis skills is required
  • Strong background in myeloid immunology and experience running functional immune cell activation assays is highly desired
  • Fluency in the use of molecular techniques to evaluate signaling networks and cytokine/chemokine expression desired (eg. western blot, ELISA, proteomics as well as siRNA/shRNA, CRISPR and gene expression analysis)
  • Candidates with experience in dendritic cell antigen presentation assays and in immune-tumor microenvironment co-culture systems are highly encouraged to apply
  • A working knowledge of the design and execution of in vivo animal model studies and handling downstream sample analysis is a plus
  • Strong communication skills 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

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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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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