Sr. Research Scientist I - Biomarkers Oncology

Foster City
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August 17 2021
Life Sciences, Oncology
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Sr. Research Scientist I - Biomarkers Oncology
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.

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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

The Biomarker Sciences department is seeking an experienced Senior Research Scientist (SRS) in the Immuno-Oncology therapeutic area who will work in a multidisciplinary matrixed team environment to generate and interpret data from translational and clinical studies. The SRS is responsible for leading the formation and implementation of biomarker strategies for early and/or late stage IO clinical programs. Experience in the analysis of multi-dimensional data sets and a strong understanding of mechanisms and immune pathways in tumors is highly desirable.


  • Lead cross-functional Biomarker Teams in the execution of clinical biomarker and diagnostic strategies
  • Direct the development, validation, and outsourcing of biomarker assays testing specific hypotheses related to pharmacodynamics, MOA, patient response, and/or safety in clinical trials
  • Direct the generation of any translational data that supports biomarker plans in clinical trials including indication or subtype selection
  • Collaborate with functional areas such as Research Biology, Clinical Research, and Clinical Data Sciences to generate, analyze, and interpret data from clinical trials and human translational studies
  • Provide expertise to project teams on appropriate biomarker technologies, including their scientific basis, clinical applicability, and technical or statistical considerations
  • Author biomarker-specific documents, and contribute to clinical protocols and regulatory submissions
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant scientific advances and the competitive landscape

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated expertise in immunology and/or oncology, with strong scientific background in hypothesis-driven research and demonstrated ability to design, execute, and interpret experiments
  • Experience in implementation of biomarker strategies in clinical stage programs; strong understanding of clinical development in solid tumors, particularly immuno-oncology, preferred
  • Knowledge of biomarker discovery, assay development and validation, and translational research
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as demonstrate leadership in a team environment
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Must be a motivated, strategic, and results focused self-starter who enjoys working in a demanding, dynamic environment


PhD and/or postdoctoral training in immunology, cancer biology, or related medical science, and 3-10 years of relevant biopharma industry experience. Position title will be dependent on experience.

Note: This position is open to Seattle or Foster City candidates

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