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Senior Research Associate II - Oncology/ Immuno-Oncology

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Job Description

At Gilead, we strive to transform the promise of science and technology into therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based biopharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of HIV, AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases.

We are growing a diverse team of professionals and an atmosphere of inclusion across departments. We need your unique talents, expertise and background to help millions of people around the world live healthier. Join a close community where every voice is heard – where you can see and measure the results of your contributions.

Our values – integrity, inclusion, teamwork, accountability and excellence – are evident in everything we do.

Senior Research Associate II

Gilead is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Research Associate to join our Seattle-based Oncology Research team to help develop novel immunomodulatory therapeutics for cancer. The successful candidate will support drug discovery efforts targeting the mechanisms used by cancer cells to evade clearance by immune cells.

As a member of a cross-functional team, the successful candidate will support research aimed at the discovery and development of therapeutic agents in Oncology and Immuno-oncology. Do you love bench science and working with cell-based assays? Join our team and directly contribute to the development of novel therapeutics!

Key Responsibilities:

Optimize assays and generate high quality data to support target validation and mechanism of action studies

Utilize both tumor cell intrinsic and immune cell-based readouts for candidate immunomodulatory drugs (phagocytosis, NK cell killing, T cell killing/migration, etc.)

Maintain tumor cell lines, isolate and culture immune cell subsets from PBMCs

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with BS degree in Cell Biology, Immunology, or a related life science discipline
  • 4+ years of experience with MS degree in Cell Biology, Immunology, or a related life science discipline
  • A strong ability to troubleshoot and optimize cell-based assays, as well as the aptitude to learn and apply new techniques as necessary
  • Experience in Immunology and utilizing Immune cells in functional assays
  • Experienced in common molecular biology techniques is required (such as qPCR, western blotting, luciferase, ELISAs/MSD/Luminex) should have at least 2 of the 4
  • Think critically and creatively and be able to work independently
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Teamwork, individual-initiative, and meticulous record keeping are essential

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with flow cytometry and Incucyte-based readouts are highly preferred


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