Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Research Scientist Oncology

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Seattle, WA, United States

Research Scientist Oncology

Job Description
Specific Responsibilities:

The Oncology department at Gilead Sciences is seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist to support the discovery and development of novel therapeutics focused on enhancing anti-tumor immunity. The successful candidate will design and conduct biological experiments to investigate potential targets in pathways that influence recognition of cancer cells by the immune system. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) immunogenic cell death, epigenetic regulation of immunogenicity, neoantigen generation, antigen processing and presentation, and immunosuppressive signaling in the tumor cell or tumor microenvironment.

• Design, perform, and oversee evaluation of new molecular targets, therapeutic concepts, and therapeutic agents.

• Define critical path studies needed to support hypothesis-based research.

• Analyze and interpret complex data, formulate conclusions, and propose experimental strategies within the context of broader project goals.

• Identify, define, and oversee external collaborations/CROs which support projects in oncology therapeutic targets.

• Maintain knowledge of scientific advances and competitive activity from literature, scientific meetings and external contacts.

Knowledge and Skills:

• In-depth knowledge of molecular and biological pathways which contribute to cancer development and interaction with the immune system.

• Experience designing and executing scientific studies for the discovery and investigation of non-clinical drug development candidates.

• Knowledge of pre-clinical models of cancer including xenografts, genetically modified models and patient derived tumor explants and syngeneic tumor models. Experience with tumor-immune cell co-culture models is an asset.

• Excellent technical skills applicable to state-of-art cellular biology and pharmacology. Experience with multicolor flow cytometry is an asset.

• Strong motivation, independence, and ability to work in a high-pace multidisciplinary, matrix environment with minimal supervision.

• Detail-oriented with excellent record keeping and organizational skills.

• Strong communication and data presentation skills, both written and oral.

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