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Scientist, Digital Pathology

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Scientist, Digital PathologyUnited States - California - Foster CityGilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.Making an impact on a global scaleInclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. 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. When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly 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.For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.Job DescriptionWe are seeking an innovative and highly motivated image analysis scientist to join the Pathobiology group in support of discovery research and development projects throughout Gilead Sciences pipeline. The successful candidate will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to identify and validate novel drug targets and further our understanding of the pathobiology in areas of oncology, fibrosis, virology, and inflammation. Scope of responsibilities include research and development of AI based image analysis pipelines, customizing and executing high-throughput workflows and generating decisive data presentations. You will have a background in computer science, physics or related quantitative discipline. Experience with open source image analysis and deep-learning software packages (e.g. Matlab, Python, Cuda) as well as knowledge of image analysis techniques (e.g. filtering signal channels, object segmentation, feature detection and classification, spatial analysis) is required. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and detail-oriented, exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills, demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities and work under tight timelines, thrive with a high degree of responsibility, is a proficient team-player in a cross-functional and highly collaborative team environment. Applicants should be able to troubleshoot independently and show curiosity-driven engagement in scientific and computational problems Essential Duties and Job Functions: - Evaluate and implement new computational approaches in digital pathology to extract histopathological endpoints and conduct spatial analyses- Collaborate with cross-functional scientific colleagues to design and execute meaningful analytic strategies for tissue-based endpoints.- Communicate effectively through reports, presentations and publications with non-expert scientific stakeholders. - Identify best practices and innovation opportunities relevant to image analysis projects.Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

  • Graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in computer science/engineering, physics, mathematics or related discipline. Postdoctoral experience is a plus.
  • Programming skills and experience with one or more scripting languages (e.g. Matlab, Python, Cuda) is essential
  • Experience in designing convolutional neural networks and their applications to image processing and computer vision
  • Familiarity with the AWS cloud is a plus
  • Analysis experience using whole-slide images is preferred.
  • Expertise in predictive modeling using statistical and machine learning methods
  • Experience in manipulating, analyzing and visualizing large internal, public and commercial datasets and is a plus
  • Familiarity with cell biology and microscopy is a plusFor 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., Canada, Australia, and Singapore 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 , Scientist, Digital Pathology, Healthcare , San Mateo, California

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