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Senior Research Scientist, Bioinformatics

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Belmont, CA
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Aug 15, 2022

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Senior Research Scientist, Bioinformatics
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.

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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

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description
Senior Research Scientist I, Bioinformatics

Specific Responsibilities:

The Department of Clinical Bioinformatics at Gilead is seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatics Scientist to lead clinical biomarker and genomics data analysis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment to support clinical development programs with a focus on developing predictive models on complex high-dimensional clinical data to support clinical development programs in various disease areas, including inflammatory and liver diseases, and virology.

Essential Functions:

Work with and lead colleagues to design and execute data analysis plans, and to summarize the actionable findings to support both exploratory research and new drug application activities.

Curate and analyze complex clinical data, including but not limited to protein assay data, genomics data from patient samples, and develop novel predictive models using statistical techniques and machine learning 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 biomarker and genomics data.

Design, develop, and implement methods, processes and systems to consolidate and analyze diverse data sets including structured and unstructured.

Develop software programs, algorithms, dashboards, information tools, and queries to clean, model, integrate and evaluate datasets.

Keep abreast of new analytic methodologies and technologies. Collaborate with functional business units to drive business solutions and direction.

Manage various bioinformatics systems and ensure pipeline validation and regulatory compliance.

Coach and develop junior scientists and staffs within the team.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

Ph.D. in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology or a related field with subsequent 2+ years of hands-on experience in bioinformatics and statistical modeling (4+ years' is preferred) or a MSc degree with 8+ years of hands-on experience in bioinformatics and statistical modeling.

Significant experience leading bioinformatics projects and project teams with a minimum of 2 years of cross-functional project management or leadership experience.

Proficient in R and Python with proven capabilities to manipulate large and multi-dimensional datasets. Experience with SAS is a plus.

Strategic thinker and outstanding team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Demonstrated track record producing models and actionable insights using advanced statistical and/or ML methods.

Experience working with large data sets using distributed computing tools is a plus.

Experience training others in bioinformatics principles, practices and tools is a plus.

Knowledge of biology in inflammatory diseases, virology, and/or oncology is a plus.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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