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Sr Research Associate II, Protein Sciences

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, California
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Sr Research Associate II, Protein Sciences
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. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats 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

Gilead Sciences has an opportunity for a highly motivated Senior Research Associate II to join the Protein Sciences group. The successful candidate will be part of essential protein chemistry group to support projects across multiple therapeutic areas and responsible for purification and characterization of recombinant proteins to support assay development, high throughput screening, structural biology and other needs.

The successful candidate is expected to work independently and display professional judgment in all aspects of daily research and presentations. This person will work in collaboration with research project teams to purify and characterize a variety of recombinant proteins. The candidate should be team-oriented, hard-working, friendly and interested in learning new skills.

Qualifications and key responsibilities:
  • BS or MS in biology, biochemistry or related field with minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • A detailed knowledge of protein biochemistry and protein engineering, with several years of experience in purifying and characterizing a variety of recombinant proteins
  • Technical proficiency in the use of AKTA instruments, hands-on experience with a diverse range of column chromatography methods including affinity, SEC, IEX and HIC.
  • Hands-on experience running analytical assays for protein characterization using the following techniques: SEC-HPLC, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, UV-Vis, BCA assay, Bradford assay.
  • Experience in the expression of proteins in bacterial, mammalian, or baculovirus expression systems is a plus.
  • Independently plans, executes experiments. Demonstrates and applies advanced level of understanding to project goals and methods.
  • Participates in group meetings. Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
  • Maintains familiarity with scientific literature and applies appropriately to research projects.

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