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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Senior Research Scientist – Biomarker Sciences Oncology

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

The Biomarker Sciences department is seeking an experienced Senior Research Scientist (SRS) in the Immuno-Oncology therapeutic area. The SRS is responsible for leading the formation and implementation of biomarker strategies for early and/or late stage clinical programs in a matrixed team environment.


  • Lead cross-functional Biomarker Teams in the execution of clinical biomarker and diagnostic strategies
  • 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
  • Direct the development, validation, and outsourcing of biomarker assays testing specific hypotheses related to pharmacodynamics, MOA, patient response, and/or safety
  • Provide expertise to project teams on appropriate biomarker and diagnostic 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 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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