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Director, Protein Sciences, Biology

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Protein Therapeutics Department is seeking an experienced and exceptional director to lead our Protein Chemistry Group. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative environment to mainly support the recombinant protein needs from our small molecule drug discovery programs. He/she will be responsible for leading the team efforts in recombinant protein sample preparation to meet project needs in assays and screenings, biophysics characterization, structural and MOA studies. Gilead Sciences Inc. is a highly matrixed organization and the ability to work effectively across multiple function groups is a key attribute for this role. Experience in successful leading the development and execution of recombinant protein expression and purification strategy for programs in Immuno-Oncology and Virology field and a strong understanding of enzymology and protein structure-function relationship are highly desired. Responsibilities and Technical Skills:- Lead cross-functional Protein Chemistry Group to develop and execute recombinant protein expression, purification and characterization strategies to ensure delivery of samples of high quality that meet project needs- Oversee the outsourcing activity of screening CROs, protocol transfer, production outsourcing and quality validation of protein samples for drug discovery programs- Lead and direct group effort to identify, assess and implement new technologies to enhance our technical capability and working efficiency- Excellent collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills are required to work with Enzymology/Biophysics, High Throughput Discovery, crystallography structure team, Mass Spectrometry and Bioinformatics functions to create synergy in assisting drug discovery projects on their effort of assay setup and high throughput screening, lead identification and optimization and MOA studies- Strong experimental background in supporting small molecule drug discovery programs, demonstrated experience in recombinant protein expression in E. coli and insect cell expression system, and deep understanding of enzymology, protein biochemistry/biophysics and protein structural studies - Must be able to work independently and effectively on multiple programs in a fast-paced matrixed environment- Must be team and detail-oriented, motivated, and results focused.Experience:PhD and/or post-doctoral training in the area of biochemistry, molecular biology or other related bioscience field with a minimum of 8-10 years of directly relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience. Candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational and communication skills who enjoys working in a fast-paced dynamic multi-disciplinary environment. Preference will be given to candidates with proven track record of success and a strong scientific background in protein enzymology, biochemistry, structural studies as well as group management.For jobs in the United States:As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.---For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster. NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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Keywords: Gilead Sciences, Inc., San Mateo , Director, Protein Sciences, Biology, Executive , San Mateo, California

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