This job has expired

Sr Research Associate I, Biology

Foster City, California, US
Closing date
Aug 19, 2022

View more

Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
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.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated in vivo Sr. Research Associate to join our fast-growing Inflammation in vivo group at Gilead Sciences. The selected candidate will be responsible for daily execution of in vivo pharmacological studies to support pipeline and research advancement associated with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as lupus, IBD, arthritis, NASH and other fibrotic diseases.

Hands on experience with preclinical models is required. Experience with murine lupus, arthritis and IBD models are preferred. A successful candidate should be proficient in routine murine handling techniques including but not limited to IV, IP, PO, SC, retro-orbital bleed, and terminal cardiac sticks. Harvesting and processing tissues for ex vivo analysis are also required.

The candidate is expected to use preclinical disease models for therapeutic candidate optimization. A strong collaborative spirit and great communication skills are needed to a successful career. The candidate should be detail-oriented and highly organized to cope with the multi-tasking environment. The candidate will be willing to learn and grow both in technical skills and knowledge basis to adapt to the dynamic character of the industry research.


  • Bachelor's degree with 2+ yrs or MS
  • Proficiency in basic in vivo techniques
  • Laboratory animal experience in lupus, arthritis or IBD will be highly desirable.
  • Basic computer proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel is required, GraphPad Prism is preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with USDA regulations, laboratory animal welfare guidelines and AAALAC, International guidelines is a plus, but not required

For jobs in the United States:

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert