Job ID: 289605547  |  Last Updated: 8/8/2018

Senior Research Associate I - Inflammation, Seattle

Gilead Sciences
Seattle, WA
Applicant Contact
Erica McCloud
Recruiter II, Talent Acquisition
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Job Description
Specific Responsibilities:

The Immunology and Inflammation department is seeking a talented and dynamic scientist to join and help drive ongoing and new efforts in the discovery and development of therapeutic agents for several inflammatory diseases. The successful candidate will contribute to the discovery and translational research efforts aimed at identifying and characterizing novel therapeutic targets for inflammation targets including defining and implementing critical path studies needed to support hypothesis-based research. He/she will support projects across discovery research and into early development, acting as a member of a multidisciplinary project team. The candidate will participate in regular team and department meetings, present results, interpret data and provide conclusions. The position is within a larger biology group and the successful candidate will also participate as an engaged member of this highly interactive and collaborative Department.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

Plans and executes assigned experiments that support research activities and project goals.
Demonstrates a level of understanding of project goals and methods.
Collaborates with supervisory personnel to develop research methods.
Selects appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments.
Recommends alternative scientific approaches, researches new methods and techniques, and proactively seeks out others to discuss potential solutions to problems.
Recognizes anomalous and inconsistent results in experimental outcomes.
Develops skills in data analysis and ability to evaluate quality of work.
Participates in group meetings. Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
Ability to work productively in cross-functional teams.
Uses strong communication skills (both verbal and technical) and interpersonal skills to communicate objectives and results.
Technical skills should include experience with: cell culture (primary cells and cell lines), primary cell isolation, and various cell based assays to evaluate small molecules, ELISA, Western blot, Luminex, qPCR, and multi-color FACS.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

BS with 2+ years or MS degree with 0+years of immunology, inflammation, cell biology or related experience in industry or academia.
Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background and hands-on experience in inflammation and autoimmunity.

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