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Sr. Research Associate II, Antibody Discovery

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Feb 26, 2024

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Sr. Research Associate II, Antibody Discovery
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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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.


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Gilead is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical needs. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world.

Specific Responsibilities:

The Antibody Discovery group is a specialized team within the Protein Therapeutics function that is responsible for the discovery and optimization of biological drug candidates. We are seeking a highly motivated Sr. Research Associate II to join this team in a newly created position. The successful candidate will contribute to antibody discovery efforts as part of a cross-functional team specializing in the discovery and screening of novel biologic modalities in support of all therapeutic areas at Gilead.

Job Responsibilities:

In this laboratory-based role, the successful candidate will support efforts to generate novel antibody-based therapeutics. Ideally, the applicant has a strong foundation in molecular biology, PCR, in vitro mRNA production, and molecular cloning. Job requirements:
  • Drive antibody discovery by antibody sequencing/cloning, reformatting, and initial characterization.
  • Design and optimize DNA constructs for in vitro mRNA immunogen production.
  • Independently design, analyze and interpret experiments for the discovery and characterization of the isolated antibodies and alternate binder formats.
  • Collaborate with Research Data Sciences and Discovery Sciences & Technology colleagues to support NGS-based antibody discovery and functional characterization.
  • Present scientific results in multiple settings and attend project team meetings.
  • Deliver scientific results for publications, patents, and regulatory submissions.
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant scientific literature.


Qualifications:

B.S. in biological sciences, preferably with minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience or M.S. with minimum 2 years of experience and a proven track record in molecular biology and preferably antibody discovery.

An ideal candidate will have experience in most of the following areas:
  • Strong expertise in molecular biology (PCR, reverse transcription, cloning) is required. Experience with mRNA immunogen production is a plus.
  • Experience in biochemical assays and quantitative analysis of protein-protein binding interactions highly desired. Hands-on experience in antibody discovery and development methods a plus.
  • Experience in single-cell FACS sorting is desired. Working knowledge in other single-cell technologies a plus.
  • Mammalian cell culture and transient protein expression experience is a plus.
  • Highly organized and capable to track multiple, complex workflows.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with an ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative, and evolving environment.


The salary range for this position is: $107,270.00 - $138,820.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

For additional benefits information, visit:

https://www.gilead.com/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing

* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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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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