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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Research Scientist, Clinical Virology, Viral Hepatitis in Foster City, California

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

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 and/or HDV infection. The successful candidate will support drug development efforts in the area of HBV/HDV cure. To support these programs, the RS will be responsible for developing new virology biomarkers, characterizing drug resistance, and investigating mechanism of action of new inhibitors. In addition, he/she will be the virology lead for ongoing HBV and HDV clinical studies. To contribute to the 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/HDV cure

  • Lead virology monitoring and characterization of drug resistance of novel compounds in the clinic

  • Build strong internal scientific expertise in vitro HBV/HDV infection models and introduce new tools, assays, and models relevant to HBV/HDV 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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Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.