Sr Research Associate II, Discovery Virology, Immunology
Gilead
CA
2d ago

Job Description

Gilead Sciences is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Research Associate with expertise in immunology to join our research efforts to identify new therapeutics for functional cure of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection.

Essential Duties and Job Functions :

  • The selected candidate will play an essential role in optimizing and carrying out various in vitro virologic and immunologic assays focused on the discovery and preclinical evaluation of immune-
  • based therapeutics to treat chronic HBV infection.

  • Analysis will include isolation of primary immune cells, primary cell assays, nucleic acid analyses, qPCR, and ELISA using samples from pre-
  • clinical in vitro and in vivo studies.

  • Extensive experience with flow cytometry, including design and execution of multi-color panels and antibody validation is highly desirable.
  • Additional responsibilities include performing various diagnostic assays and cell culture HBV infection assays.
  • Candidate will work closely with senior personnel as well as independently, and will be required to present results, interpret data, and formulate conclusions
  • Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • A strong background in immunology is essential. Experience in adaptive immunity, immunomodulation and knowledge of viral or tumor immunology is preferred.
  • Excellent technical skills applicable to immunology research including being well-versed in multi-color flow cytometry and other molecular biology assays.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize assays as needed; identifying and applying novel techniques or protocols.
  • Strong motivation, independence, and ability to work in a high-pace multidisciplinary environment with minimal supervision.
  • Educational background :

  • Preferred candidates will have Bachelor’s degree in Immunology, Virology or a related life science discipline with 5+ years, or a Master’s degree in a related scientific discipline with 4+ years working experience in academics or biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry.
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