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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Sr. Research Scientist II - 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

Responsibilities:

  • This position will report to Senior Research Scientist II in the Oncology Biomarker Sciences group and support biomarkers studies for the magrolimab (anti-CD47) program in hematological indications
  • Direct the development, outsourcing, and validation of clinically applicable biomarker assays including pharmacodynamic, predictive, prognostic, safety and other biomarkers for a cancer immunotherapy program
  • Lead cross-functional Biomarker Teams to execute biomarker/diagnostic development strategies to generate, analyze, and interpret data from clinical studies
  • Identify, establish and oversee external collaborations with key opinion leaders, academic sites, and CROs
  • Collaborate with Research Biology, Clinical Research, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics functions to create synergy in developing biomarker strategies and translational approaches
  • Strong experimental background and experience in hypothesis-driven biological/translational research with demonstrated ability to execute well-designed experiments in oncology and immunology
  • Experience with genomic, epigenetic, gene expression, metabolomics, multiplexed protein detection or other related emerging platforms or data sets is preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively on multiple programs in a fast-paced matrixed environment
  • Excellent collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills are required
  • Must be team and detail-oriented, motivated, and results focused.

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated expertise in immunology and/or oncology; experience in translational or biomarkers research in hematological malignancies preferred
  • Ability to integrate complex scientific ideas, generate testable hypotheses, and execute
  • Analysis and interpretation of biomarker data in preclinical and clinical setting
  • Broad understanding of drug discovery and development in both early late stage development and familiarity with regulatory approval process.
  • Knowledge of biomarker discovery and development, assay development/validation, clinical discovery of biomarkers, and MoA/translational research.
  • Authoring of biomarker strategy documents, biomarker specific portion of clinical protocols, and regulatory documents
  • Basic understanding of technical aspects of companion diagnostics development
  • Proven scientific/leadership expertise (working in teams, managing people/projects commensurate with level)

Experience:

  • PhD and/or post-doc training in the area of cancer, immunology, or other related medical science field with a minimum of 3-7 years of directly relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Biomarkers experience in hematological malignancies strongly preferred.
  • Candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Must be a highly flexible, results oriented, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced dynamic multi-disciplinary environment.

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