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8th of February 2016


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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

Job Title: Research Scientist I, Biology-Discovery Virology

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time

Location: Foster City, CA

Specific Responsibilities:

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative scientist with expertise in virology, cell biology and/or immunology to take a leading role in our internal research efforts to identify new therapeutics for functional cure of chronic HBV infection and treatment of emerging viruses. The selected candidate will be responsible for leading, conducting and coordinating key biological studies and experiments focused on the discovery, profiling and preclinical evaluation of novel treatment approaches including small molecules and biologics with a potential to cure chronic and acute viral infections.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

- Design and manage the evaluation of new molecular targets, therapeutic concepts, and therapeutic agents with a potential to treat chronic and acute infections.

- Identify and support relevant external collaborations and evaluations of business development opportunities in areas applicable to treatment of viral infections.

- Introduce new tools, assays, and models relevant to HBV and emerging virus infection and treatment

- Participate in multidisciplinary teams, including leading essential parts of drug discovery projects

- Present regular research updates to project teams and R&D management

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

- PhD or equivalent degree in virology or relevant scientific discipline and a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral experience with proven successful research in industrial or academic settings

- In-depth knowledge of virology preferred. Knowledge in the area of viral immunology is a plus

- A strong applicant will have extensive skill sets in cell biology, assay development, and molecular biology

- Excellent written and oral communication skills

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

- Ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high performing team environment

Please contact Robert Jordan, Director of Virology, (650) 372-7967 / if interested.

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