Job ID: 289605545  |  Last Updated: 8/8/2018

Res Sci I, Biology

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

Job Description

Job Description
Specific Responsibilities and skills for Position:

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist with expertise in virology to take a leading role in our internal research efforts to support drug development for a functional cure of chronic HBV infection. The successful candidate will support drug development efforts in the area of HBV cure. To support these HBV cure programs, the RS will be responsible for developing new virology biomarkers, characterizing HBV drug resistance, and investigating mechanism of action of new HBV inhibitors. In addition, he/she will be the virology lead for ongoing HBV clinical studies. To contribute to the HBV clinical studies, this position will conduct resistance analyses, write documents for regulatory submissions (IND/NDA), and prepare publication/ presentation of results.

Essential Functions:

Develop biomarkers for novel HBV cure modalities including new antivirals, targeted and immune-based therapies.
Identify and leading relevant external collaborations in areas applicable to HBV cure
Lead virology monitoring and characterization of drug resistance of novel HBV compounds in the clinic
Build strong internal scientific expertise in vitro HBV infection models and introduce new tools, assays, and models relevant to HBV infection and treatment
Contribute to clinical studies through supporting regulatory submissions
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

-PhD or equivalent degree in virology or relevant scientific discipline and a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral experience

-In-depth knowledge of virology, molecular biology and/or immunology preferred.

-A strong applicant will have extensive skill sets in cell biology, molecular biology and assay development -Excellent written and oral communication skills

-Strong motivation, independence, and ability to work in a high-pace multidisciplinary environment with minimal supervision

-Ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high achieving team environment


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