Associate Scientist, Biology

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Belmont, California, US
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Associate Scientist, Biology
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


At Gilead, we strive to transform the promise of science and technology into therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based biopharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of HIV, AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases.

We are growing a diverse team of professionals and an atmosphere of inclusion across departments. We need your unique talents, expertise and background to help millions of people around the world live healthier. Join a close community where every voice is heard - where you can see and measure the results of your contributions.

Our values - integrity, inclusion, teamwork, accountability and excellence - are evident in everything we do.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Associate Scientist to support HBV/HDV and other viruses cure programs. The candidate will work in a highly productive team environment to design and execute molecular biology and cell culture experiments to support regulatory submissions and other clinical virology efforts. He/she will collaborate closely with Bioinformatics and other scientists on projects to explore viral sequencing datasets, viral evolution and diversity, and correlation with responses to antivirals in clinical trials. The candidate will perform laboratory work to support investigation of hypotheses derived from viral sequencing data analyses.

Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and execute experiments to investigate development drug-resistance and other virologic markers associated with treatment outcomes in clinical studies. Work with internal teams as well as academic, government, and industry collaborators and vendors to support hypothesis-based research
  • Communicate cross-functionally clear presentations on data and interpretations to clinical virology and discovery teams
  • Author clinical virology data in support of key regulatory documents and publications.
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific advances in relevant fields and competitive activity from literature, scientific meetings and external contacts
  • Effective team player who thrives in a high pace environment where excellence, accountability and innovation are critical for success

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Solid understanding and excellent technical skills in cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Experience with real-time PCR and molecular cloning is a preferred
  • Record of scientific presentations/publications is preferred
  • Must be detail oriented, well organized, and have strong communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment

Required Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in microbiology or molecular biology
  • 5 or more years of working experience
  • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred but required

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