Job ID: 289605538  |  Last Updated: 8/8/2018

Res Sci II, Biomarker

Gilead Sciences
Foster City, CA
Applicant Contact
Erica McCloud
Recruiter II, Talent Acquisition
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Job Description
The RSII, Biomarker Sciences is responsible for developing and implementing biomarker and diagnostic strategy for Immuno Oncology/Oncology programs. This individual will direct the development, outsourcing and validation of clinically applicable biomarker assays (including pharmacodynamic, predictive, prognostic, safety and other biomarkers) and design, implement and oversee biomarker and diagnostic testing and data analysis.


Lead development of project specific biomarker and diagnostic strategy for Immuno Oncology/Oncology Program(s)
Lead cross-functional Biomarker Team to oversee the delivery of biomarker and diagnostic strategies
Identify, establish and oversee external collaborations with key opinion leaders/CROs to advance understanding of pathway specific prognostic biomarkers in primary tumor samples
Provide expertise to research and development teams to ensure access to state of the art thinking on Immuno Oncology assay technologies, evaluating their scientific basis and clinical applicability
Collaborate with expertise in Research Biology for synergy in interrogating both tumor and immune related mechanisms
Maintain knowledge of scientific advances and competitive activity from literature, scientific meetings and external contacts
Work independently and effectively on multiple programs in a fast paced environment
Author biomarker strategy documents and biomarker specific portions of clinical protocols
Technical Skills

Demonstrated expertise in cancer immunology
Strong experimental background with demonstrated ability to execute well-designed decision-making experiments
Knowledge of biomarker discovery and development: assay development/validation, clinical discovery of biomarkers, MoA research
Expertise in technologies associated with immune oncology/oncology drug development programs such as immunoassays, FACS, CyTOF, IHC/IF, single cell analysis and nucleic acid sequencing and analysis
Broad understanding of drug discovery and development in both early and late stage development and familiarity with regulatory approval process
Analysis of biomarker data in preclinical and clinical setting
Proven scientific leadership while working in teams, with strong publication record.
Exellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to synthesize complex scientific and business problems into strategy and tactics
Basic understanding of IP, contracting terms and provisions
Strong motivation, attention to detail and full integration into a high achieving team environment
High level of business awareness

PhD in immunology, cancer biology or medical sciences, and a minimum of 3+ years of directly
relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience. 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 environment.

Note: This position is open to Seattle or Foster City candidates


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