Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Resesarch Scientist, Mucosal Immunology and Inflammation

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Seattle, WA, United States

Resesarch Scientist, Mucosal Immunology and Inflammation

Job Description
Specific Responsibilities:
The Immunology & Inflammation department at Gilead Sciences is seeking a motivated scientist with a strong mucosal immunology background. As a member of a cross-functional team, the successful candidate will support research teams aimed at the discovery and development of therapeutic agents for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

• Develop and implement critical path studies needed to support hypothesis-based research in inflammation
• Leverage state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo model systems to interrogate multiple aspects of pathobiology
• Work on complex problems where the development and implementation of non-routine assays and analysis are required
• Interface with cross-functional and cross-site subject matter experts, project teams, and external vendors to advance projects
• Make contributions to scientific literature and conferences through publication and presentation of research results
• Work independently and effectively on multiple programs in a fast-paced environment
• Strong motivation, attention to detail, with the ability to think independently and integrate into a high-achieving team environment

Knowledge and Skills:
• Demonstrated expertise in mucosal immunology and/or inflammation research
• Strong understanding of inflammatory molecular mechanisms
• Familiarity with in vitro and in vivo model systems of inflammation
• Experience with the isolation of primary immune cells from blood and tissue and the development of subsequent functional assays
• Experience with multi-color flow cytometry
• Ability to develop and execute non-routine research activities and analyze complex data sets
• Ability to synthesize complex scientific problems into a strategy
• Proven publication record
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

Experience:
• PhD in mucosal immunology, immunology, inflammation, or related field with 3-5 years of relevant post-graduate research
• Detail-oriented with excellent record-keeping and organizational skills
• Must be a flexible, results oriented, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced dynamic environment

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