Research Scientist (Hybrid) - - Protein Engineer (Rosetta) & Protein Biochemist

Gilead Sciences
Belmont, CA
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Science, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry
Organization Type
The Biologic Discovery Team in Protein Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated Research Scientist to join our state-of-the-art research facility at Gilead Sciences in Foster City, CA. The Biologic Discovery Team is responsible for the design and selection of large therapeutic drug candidates, with many of the molecules of interest being novel and complex biologics.

The successful candidate will have expertise in computational protein design, preferably Rosetta, and wet lab experience in the molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Furthermore, the scientist will be a part of a broad multidisciplinary team with capabilities in protein engineering, cloning, expression, purification and characterization of large molecule drug candidates.

  • Drive protein design/engineering as well the proof-of-concept of novel biologics molecules.
  • Act as a scientific leader with the ability to drive innovation, lead projects and teams, solve complex technical problems and work independently and in cross-functional teams.
  • Develop and implement innovative technologies to improve efficiency and speed in the Biologics organization.
  • Provide scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions, and participate in internal and external scientific meetings.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree

  • Master's degree and 6 years of scientific experience

  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of scientific experience

  • A strong track record of research accomplishments in protein design and protein engineering.
  • Familiar with one or more structural modeling programs such as Rosetta, MOE, Schrodinger, etc.
  • Experience in laboratory techniques supporting structural biology and molecular biology.
  • Understanding of protein biophysical and biochemical properties that relate to molecule stability.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work flexibly in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Demonstrated a strong track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by publications in highly regarded journals, conference presentations or generation of intellectual property.

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