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Senior Research Scientist Inflammation

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Seattle, WA
Start date
Mar 5, 2023

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Research
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Senior Research Scientist Inflammation
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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Job Description

Gilead Sciences (Seattle, WA) is seeking a talented and highly motivated Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist to join our Inflammation Biology group. Our collaborative and interdisciplinary research team utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and innovative methodologies to advance medicines into the clinic. The successful candidate is expected to lead discovery of novel immunotherapeutic agents to address unmet medical needs of inflammatory diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory dermatosis. S/he will have opportunities for career growth through acquisition of new skills, experiences, and professional

relationships in a fast-paced and resource-rich environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Drive discovery and translational research aimed at identifying and advancing novel therapeutics for inflammatory diseases.
  • Independently design, conduct, analyze in vitro and in vivo experiments to support target validation and therapeutic hypothesis.
  • Proactively evaluate new technologies and generate scientific hypothesis to enhance our understanding of disease mechanisms.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and work cross-functionally with colleagues in the Inflammation Biology, protein engineering, chemistry, biomarker, bioinformatics, and clinical groups.
  • Present research findings and recommendations to senior staff, prepare research reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts, and contribute to the preparation of INDs, and patent filings.
  • Manage task assignments and output quality of other colleagues supporting their work. Mentor junior scientists. May have one or more direct reports based on experience.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

PhD degree in Immunology or a related discipline with 6+ years of relevant post-graduate experience. Experience in biotechnology/industrial/drug development setting preferred. Title to be adjusted commensurate with experience.

Experience and knowledge in immunology, innate/adaptive immunity, T cell immunity, and/or autoimmune disease pathogenesis and in the design and performance of functional assays for target validation and/or therapeutic candidate optimization.

A demonstrated record of research productivity as evidenced by first authored publications in top tier immunology journals.

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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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