Senior Research Associate II Biologics Discovery
Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Gilead is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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.Specific Responsibilities:The Biologics Discovery group is a
specialized team within the Protein Therapeutics function that is
responsible for the discovery and optimization of biologic drug
candidates. We seek a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to
join this team in a newly created position. The successful
candidate will contribute to antibody discovery as part of a
cross-functional team specializing in the discovery and screening
of novel biologic modalities in support of all therapeutic areas at
Gilead.Job Responsibilities:In this laboratory-based role, the
successful candidate will support efforts to generate novel
antibody-based therapeutics through single B-cell technologies.
Ideally, the applicant has a strong foundation in molecular biology
and cloning. Job requirements:
- Drive antibody discovery by conducting B-cell isolation,
antibody molecular cloning and reformatting, and initial
- Independently design, analyze and interpret experiments for the
discovery and characterization of the isolated antibodies and
alternate binder formats.
- Collaborate with Research Data Sciences and Discovery Sciences
& Technology colleagues to support NGS-based antibody discovery and
functional characterization and antibodies and alternate binder
- Present scientific results in multiple settings and attend
project team meetings.
- Deliver scientific results for publications, patents and
- Maintain familiarity with relevant scientific
literatureQualifications:M.S./B.S. in biological sciences,
preferably with at least 3-4 years of relevant professional
experience and a proven track record in molecular biology and
preferably antibody discovery.An ideal candidate will have
experience in most of the following areas:
- Strong expertise in molecular biology required. Working
knowledge in next generation sequencing techniques a plus.
- Experience in biochemical assays and quantitative analysis of
protein-protein binding interactions highly desired. Hands-on
experience in antibody discovery and development methods a
- Experience analyzing sequencing datasets required. Experience
analyzing antibody sequences highly desired.
- Experience in single-cell FACS sorting highly desired. Working
knowledge in other single-cell technologies a plus.
- Mammalian cell culture and transient protein expression
experience is a plus.
- Highly organized and capable to track multiple, complex
- Strong written and oral communication skills, with an ability
to work in a dynamic, collaborative, and evolving environment.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
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Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application
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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
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