Senior Research Associate, Fibrosis Biology

Gilead Sciences
Belmont, CA
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Organization Type
Job Description
Gilead Sciences seeks a highly motivated Senior Research Associate (SRAI/SRAII) with a strong cell biology background. The successful candidate will support laboratory-based research activities aimed at characterizing novel and established therapeutic targets within an established group focused on fibrotic, metabolic and inflammatory diseases. The candidate will be expected to design and perform hypothesis-based experiments that support established/new programs in the group. The successful candidate must be able work in a fast-paced, cross-functional and highly collaborative team environment.

Key responsibilities:

Independently design/develop, perform and manage experiments.
Proactively troubleshoot technical issues and recommend potential corrective actions based on personal observations and literature searches.
Interpret experimental outcomes and present results in team meetings.
Detail-oriented with excellent record-keeping and organizational skills.
Work with CROs to co-ordinate sample analysis
Work both independently and collaboratively to advance projects, perform studies with minimal supervision.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Masters degree with 2-4 years of experience or Bachelors degree with 4-6 years of experience in pharmaceutical sciences, cell biology, molecular biology, or biochemistry.
Technical expertise in performing cell-based assays using human/rodent primary cells or cell lines (stellate cells, fibroblasts, monocytes, macrophages and adipocytes).
Operational understanding of modern cell biology and pharmacology techniques including methods to evaluate cell signaling (western blot, immunoprecipitation), gene expression analysis, frozen/fresh tissue handing (homogenization, cell isolation), immunoassays (eg. ELISA, MSD, or Luminex, flow cytometry).
Ability to troubleshoot and optimize assays as needed; identifying and applying novel techniques or protocols from reports in the scientific literature
Hands on experience in rodent handling is a plus
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and organizational skills are required.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with basic data analysis programs (Excel, Graphpad Prism, etc.) and application of statistics.

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