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Research Scientist

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Belmont, CA
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Oct 22, 2021

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Research Scientist
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

The Department of Clinical Bioinformatics at Gilead is seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics scientist to lead analysis of clinical trial genomics data. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment to support clinical development programs in liver inflammation and/or infectious disease areas.

Essential Functions
  • Provide technical leadership in designing bioinformatics approaches to meet program objectives.
  • Working across functions to design and execute data analysis plans, and to summarize actionable findings to support both exploratory research and new drug application activities.
  • Curate and analyze genomics and protein assay data from patient samples and integrate with clinical data sets in order to support patient stratification and biomarker selection in clinical trials.
  • Develop and validate the analysis workflow, software applications, and data warehouse to improve visualization, integration, and accessibility of complex clinical data.
  • Own the design, development, and implementation of methods, processes and systems for the consolidation and analysis of genomics data sets.
  • Keeps abreast of new analytic methodologies and technologies. Collaborates with functional business units to drive business solutions and direction.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills
  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science, computational biology, genomics, or a related field with strong hands-on experience in statistical modeling
  • MS degree with molecular biology, computer science, computational biology, genomics, or a related field
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in genomic data analysis, industry experience preferred.
  • Strategic thinker and outstanding team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient in R/Bioconductor for the analysis of genomics data. Experience with Linux shell or python is a plus.
  • Strong statistical background is a plus.
  • Knowledge of biology in liver, infectious, or inflammatory diseases is a plus.
  • Experience in cloud/distributed computing, GUI development or data visualization is a plus

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