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Sr. Research Associate II - Inflammation/ Fibrosis at Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Sr. Research Associate II - Inflammation/ Fibrosis

Gilead Sciences, Inc. Foster City, CA Full-Time
Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences seeks a highly motivated Senior Research Associate (SRAI/SRAII) with a strong cell biology background. The successful candidate will support laboratory-based research activities aimed at characterizing novel therapeutic targets and advancing clinical programs. The role is within an established group focused on fibrotic and inflammatory diseases. This position provides an exciting opportunity to have high impact on the growth of new therapeutic areas focused on developing drugs for diseases with serious, unmet medical needs. The successful candidate will support biological investigation of new and established targets within Research. The candidate will be expected to identify key questions, design and perform hypothesis-based experiments that support established/new programs in the group. The successful candidate must be able work in a fast-paced, cross-functional and highly collaborative team environment.

Key responsibilities:

* Independently design/develop, perform and manage experiments.
* Maintain a cutting-edge awareness of technical developments and scientific knowledge and apply these where possible to improve performance.
* Work on complex problems where the development and implementation of non-routine assays and analysis are required.
* Interpret experimental outcomes and present results in team meetings.
* Detail-oriented with excellent record-keeping and organizational skills.
* Acts as a resource for other employees within the group.
* Strong motivation, attention to detail, with the ability to think critically and work resourcefully.
* Demonstrate strong time and task management skills.
* Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to communicate objectives and results.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

* Master's degree with 2-4 years of experience or Bachelor's degree with 4-6 years of experience in pharmaceutical sciences, cell biology, molecular biology, or biochemistry.
* Technical expertise in performing cell-based assays using human/rodent primary cells or cell lines (e.g. stellate cells, fibroblasts, immune cells).
* Operational understanding of modern cell biology and pharmacology techniques including methods to evaluate cell signaling (western blot, immunoprecipitation), gene expression analysis, frozen/fresh tissue handing (homogenization, cell isolation), immunoassays (eg. ELISA, MSD, or Luminex, flow cytometry).
* Experience with FACS sorting, magnetic bead-based cell isolation, and flow cytometric analysis are highly preferred.
* Ability to troubleshoot and optimize assays as needed; identifying and applying novel techniques or protocols from reports in the scientific literature
* Hands on experience in rodent handling is a plus
* Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and organizational skills are required.
* Strong computer skills, including proficiency with basic data analysis programs (Excel, GraphPad Prism, etc.) and application of statistics.

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