Sr Associate Scientist, Inflammation

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November 18 2020
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Senior Scientist

Sr Associate Scientist, Inflammation
United States - Washington - Seattle

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. Gileads 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 companys five core values. Thats 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.

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Sr Associate Scientist - Inflammation

The Immunology & Inflammation department at Gilead Sciences is seeking a motivated Senior Associate Scientist with strong immunology, cellular assay development and flow cytometry expertise. In this role, the candidate will independently plan, develop and execute in vitro and ex vivo flow cytometric and other cellular assays from the blood and tissues of human and pre-clinical species to evaluate small molecules. The candidate will regularly present results in a project team setting, collaborate with other team members, and deliver impactful, high-quality data to progress projects forward.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Develop and execute complex flow cytometry assays
  • Collaborate with supervisory personnel to develop research methods
  • Work on complex problems where the development and implementation of non-routine assays and analysis is required
  • Interface and collaborate with cross-functional and cross-site subject matter experts, project teams, and external vendors to advance projects
  • Read relevant literature to develop methods and enhance the understanding of mechanisms of action of small molecules
  • Present both formal and informal results to biology/project teams
  • Work independently and creatively in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated expertise in both multi-color (8+) flow cytometry and assay development in an industry setting
  • Experience with the isolation of primary immune cells from blood and tissues and the development of subsequent functional assays
  • Familiarity with in vitro and in vivo model systems of inflammation
  • Strong motivation, attention to detail, with the ability to think independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • BS degree with 14+ years of experience or MS degree in biology with 13+ years of experience
  • Detail-oriented with excellent record-keeping and organizational skills
  • Must be a flexible, results oriented, and independent researcher who enjoys working in a fast-paced dynamic environment

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