Job ID: 289605540  |  Last Updated: 8/8/2018

Sr Research Scientist I, Immunology and Inflammation

Gilead Sciences
Foster City, CA
Applicant Contact
Erica McCloud
Recruiter II, Talent Acquisition
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Job Description
Specific Responsibilities:

The Immunology & Inflammation department at Gilead Sciences is seeking an experienced and highly motivated scientist to lead ongoing and new efforts in the discovery and development of therapeutic agents in SLE, IBD, and/or RA. As a member of a cross-functional team, the successful candidate will lead discovery and translational research teams aimed at identifying and characterizing novel therapeutics for inflammatory diseases.

Drive discovery and translational research aimed at identifying, characterizing, and interpreting results for novel therapeutics for inflammatory diseases.
Define and implement critical path studies needed to support hypothesis-based research
Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of multiple variables
Interfaces with cross-functional subject matter experts, project teams, and a variety of external vendors and network of consultants to advance projects
Manages Research Scientists and Associates in the initiation and execution of laboratory experiments
Strong experimental skills with demonstrated ability to execute well-designed, decision-making experiments
Makes contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results
Mentors scientists within inflammation team to effectively engage with project teams and advance portfolio projects
Must be able to work independently and effectively on multiple programs in a fast-paced environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Strong motivation, attention to detail, and ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high achieving team environment
Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated expertise in immunology and/or inflammation research
Broad understanding of drug discovery and early and late stage development; familiarity with regulatory filings a plus
Previous project leadership in drug discovery program preferred
Experience authoring of technical reports, drug discovery documents, and regulatory submissions desired
Proven scientific/leadership expertise (working in teams, managing people, and projects)
Proven publication record
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to synthesize complex scientific problems into a strategy and tactics.

PhD with 7+years of directly relevant pharmaceutical industry experience in immunology, inflammation, or related field
Candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
Must be a highly flexible, results oriented, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

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