Sr. Research Scientist II, Clinical Virology

Foster City
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June 29 2021
Life Sciences, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
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Sr. Research Scientist II, Clinical Virology
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. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
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

Gilead is seeking an experienced scientist with virology and/or immunology expertise, to join its Clinical Virology group, focused on supporting the development of its HIV portfolio, which includes long-acting treatment, prevention of HIV infection and therapeutic modalities aimed at eradication of HIV. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading multidisciplinary teams, conducting non-clinical efficacy studies, characterization of viral resistance, and will support translational and clinical studies.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

- Support the development of new therapeutics for HIV

- Develop and maintain knowledge of HIV virology, immunology, and treatment options

- Work cross-functionally in a complex and fast pace research organization

- Build and cultivate close interactions with Gilead R&D groups and relevant functional areas

- Establish and support relevant external collaborations and relationships

- Provide leadership for translational studies evaluating biologics or small molecules

- Supervise and mentor scientists supporting Gilead HIV R&D portfolio

- Support regulatory filings and lead pharmacology sections for initial and new drug applications

- Represent clinical virology on cross-functional teams for new and ongoing HIV clinical trials

- Lead inter-departmental meetings, communicate vision, strategy and research results to Gilead R&D

- Represent Gilead externally at scientific meetings, and through high impact scientific communications

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

- PhD or equivalent graduate degree in microbiology, virology, immunology, immuno-virology, immuno-oncology, or related life science discipline; biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred

- Minimum 8 years of post-doctoral experience with proven high-impact achievements

- Goal-oriented and effective leadership capabilities

- Ability to conduct non-clinical and translational research to support immune-based therapies

- Advanced written and oral communication

- Advanced management and organizational skills, combined with ability to lead complex projects

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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.

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