Research Scientist I, Immunology

Gilead Sciences


July 31, 2014

Specific Responsibilities:

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.

We are seeking an innovative and highly motivated scientist with expertise in immunology and/or cancer immunotherapy to join our internal research efforts to discover, validate and develop novel cancer immunotherapeutics. As an integral member of our multidisciplinary group, the selected candidate will establish and expand new research efforts.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

- Build strong internal scientific expertise, and introduce new techniques and models for the evaluation of biologics and small molecules targeting the immune system
- Develop and validate efficient molecular and cell-based screening assays to critically evaluate novel agents
- Design, coordinate and execute key in vitro and in vivo proof-of-concept studies
- Identify, evaluate, and support relevant external collaborations
- Participate in multidisciplinary team efforts through leading specific parts of the project
- Present regular research updates to project teams and R&D management

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

- PhD or equivalent degree in applied immunology, cancer immunotherapy, or related discipline
- Minimum of 2 years post-doctoral experience focused on innovative research in immunology with proven achievements in industrial or academic settings
- Direct experience with T cell functional assays
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong motivation, independence, and ability to work in a high-pace multidisciplinary environment
- Ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high achieving team environment

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