Associate Scientist I-Biology, Seattle

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Gilead Sciences, Inc Seattle, WA

Company
Gilead Sciences, Inc
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
33885
AJE Ref #
575904265
Location
Seattle, WA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific Responsibilities and skills for Position

Gilead seeks a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual to support current oncology development drug candidates and to drive target discovery and validation efforts that would enable target evaluation and selection of optimal drug combinations. The successful applicant will work in an extremely collaborative and dynamic environment to initiate and support projects from inception through clinical development. In addition, he/she will contribute to and/or drive the identification and validation of drug targets and will implement appropriate decisional experiments to help advance drug candidates into the pipeline.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

* Independently plans and executes assigned experiments that support non-routine research activities and project goals.

* Applies advanced level of understanding project goals and methods.

* Selects appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments.

* Collaborates with supervisory personnel to develop research methods.

* May lead functional group meetings. Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.

* Acts as a resource for other employees within the department.

* Maintains familiarity with scientific literature and applies appropriately to research projects.

* Uses strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to communicate objectives and results.

* Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB FUNCTIONS

Independently plans and executes assigned experiments that support non-routine research activities and project goals.
Applies advanced level of understanding project goals and methods.
Selects appropriate methods and techniques in performing experiments.
Collaborates with supervisory personnel to develop research methods.
May lead functional group meetings. Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
Acts as a resource for other employees within the department.
Maintains familiarity with scientific literature and applies appropriately to research projects.
Uses strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to communicate objectives and results.
Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

9+ years of experience with BS degree in a related scientific discipline.
8+ years of experience with MS degree in a related scientific discipline.

Job title will be commensurate with experience, and industry experience is preferred. The candidate s work history should demonstrate direct participation in drug discovery and target identification/validation in oncology research.

Necessary technical skills include extensive cell culture experience, development/execution of various cell-based assays, and familiarity with the use of small-molecule inhibitors. Additional experience with genomic data analysis, biomarker identification, siRNA/shRNA, or qPCR is a plus. Proficiency with basic data analysis programs (Excel, GraphPad Prism, etc) and with Microsoft Office is required.

Applicants should be able to troubleshoot independently, use both strategic and tactical thinking effectively, and show curiosity-driven engagement in scientific problems. The successful candidate needs to be able to manage more than one project at any given time, to work successfully in a cross-functional and highly collaborative team environment, and to communicate clearly to a variety of audiences in both speech and writing.

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. 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 careers@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, view the EEO is the Law poster at :
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf