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Senior Research Scientist In Vivo Pharmacology

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Mar 4, 2023

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Senior Research Scientist In Vivo Pharmacology
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.

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Senior Research Scientist In Vivo Pharmacology

Gilead Sciences (foster city, CA) is looking for accomplished scientist/group leader to join the group and pursue cutting-edge discovery and translational research in immunology, autoimmune diseases, and chronic fibrotic diseases. The candidate will lead a group of scientists in Gilead Seattle site and collaborate with other functional areas to implemental preclinical animal models to test/optimize therapeutics in various inflammation disease area including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The position will require both good communication and managerial skills to interface effectively with other functional groups (discovery biology, medicinal chemistry, protein and antibody engineering, histopathology, and bioinformatics) and manage activities of highly skilled scientists. The successful candidate will also participate in evaluation of external licensing opportunities. In addition, we anticipate the candidate to participate in the inflammation disease area strategic planning and provide scientific inputs on novel emerging therapeutics in chronic inflammation disease and therapeutic combination options. If you are interested in pioneering scientific discovery, innovation, and drug development, join us to achieve your dreams. We are promoting an innovative, collaborative, and grassroots based scientific environment.

Gilead Sciences is a world leader in antiviral research having developed small molecule compounds that have revolutionized the treatment of HIV, HCV, and HBV. Over the last 5 years, Gilead has significantly broadened its scope to encompass unmet medical needs in inflammatory and chronic fibrotic diseases.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and at least 8 years of relevant post-graduate independent research or drug development experience in immunology, molecular biology, or autoimmune diseases.

  • A strong technical background in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or in vivo autoimmune disease models is desired.

  • The candidate must demonstrate critical analytical skill and ability to lead independent hypothesis-driven biological research, as exemplified by high quality publications or drug developmental achievements.

  • Candidates must have prior experience in in vivo pharmacology of testing/optimizing therapeutic candidates in preclinical disease models, and management of transgenic animal colonies.

  • 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.

  • Please note worksite is South San Francisco, CA

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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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