Director, Inflammation

Foster City
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September 06 2021
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Full Time
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Director, Inflammation
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

The 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 autoimmune diseases including inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid diseases. As a member of a cross-functional team, the successful candidate will lead discovery and translational research teams aimed at discovering, identifying and characterizing novel therapeutic pathways and targets for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

  • Lead a group of scientists and advance the discovery and translational research aimed at dissecting and understanding disease pathogenesis in autoimmunity, using human genetic and multiomic data to identify novel therapeutic targets, developing and characterizing clinical drug candidate, validating therapeutic benefits in preclinical models and characterizing pharmacological properties, and researching diagnostic biomarkers.

  • Collaborate with other scientists in the department to develop therapeutic strategies for various diseases and establish discovery platforms and technologies. Interface with cross-functional subject matter experts, project teams, and a variety of external collaborators, vendors and network of consultants to advance projects.

  • Evaluate external opportunities in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as part of a cross-functional team.

  • Hire and build a team with strong motivation, deep scientific insights, and stellar execution capability. Mentor scientists in their career development.

  • File patents and make contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results.

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • With superior expertise and knowledge in immunology and autoimmune diseases as demonstrated by high impact publications in the field and/or by track-recorded experience in advancement of innovative therapies from discovering to clinical trials.

  • Broad understanding of small molecule and/or biologics drug discovery and early and late stage development and familiarity with regulatory filings a plus

  • Previous leadership experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required

    • PhD and postdoctoral training with minimal 10-year scientific research in immunology and/or autoimmune diseases. More than 7 years independent/leadership research experience as exemplified as a PI in academia or lab head in industry.
    • Demonstrated expertise and scientific achievement in immunology and autoimmune diseases and/or other related fields.
    • Need to be an independent, self-driven, highly flexible, results oriented scientist who enjoys working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

    Please Note: Gilead is requiring all our employees to be vaccinated by October 1st unless for medical or religious reasons.

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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.

    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. 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.

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