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Research Scientist, Biorepository

GILEAD Sciences
San Mateo County, CA
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Jan 27, 2023

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At Gilead we believe every employee deserves a great leader. As a people leader now or in the future, we expect that you will model and create an environment of inclusion, be intentionally focused on the hiring, development, growth and retention of talent, and empower teams to align and achieve goals.Job Description
Gilead Sciences Protein Therapeutics department has an opportunity for highly motivated Research Scientist within the Protein Science group. In this position, the candidate will lead and develop the research logistics/biorepository team, which plays a pivotal role in the establishment and expansion of the cryo-bank at the state-of-the-art Foster City research facility, ensuring that logistical services to Gilead Sciences internal and external customers are provided in a timely manner. This process will include automated liquid handling and labeling of biotherapeutics that are tracked through Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS). This process will evolve to include continuous planning of wet lab aliquoting of new inventory, archival updates, receipt of CRO generated lots, and provide logistical support for worldwide shipping.

  • Manage the cryo-repository for Protein Therapeutics department (samples include proteins, bio-conjugates, DNA, etc)
  • Develop, optimize, and utilize protocols for biotherapeutic sample aliquoting, dilution/concentration normalization, and labeling
  • Lead the efforts in working with Research Informatics on configuration and optimization of reagent inventory software for sample request/approval/tracking
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure timely delivery of research samples to requesters
  • Generate, review and deliver CofA to internal and external customers
  • Perform re-QC for samples upon request
  • Coordinate with external facility for critical reagent repository
  • Plan strategic growth of research logistics team to support expanded needs of Protein Therapeutics department
  • Provide training and mentorship to junior staff

Education and Experience:
  • M.S. in Biology or Chemistry with a minimum of 6+ years of direct experience with listed characteristics and techniques for the position; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required skills
  • Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Detailed scientific knowledge in molecular biology and protein biochemistry
  • Highly experienced in management and distribution reagent inventory software
  • Extensive hands-on experience in sample aliquoting using automated liquid handling systems (Hamilton, Biomek, Bravo, etc) in a sterile process
  • Proficiency with various analytical protein characterization/QC techniques such as concentration measurement, SDS-PAGE or CE-SDS, Endosafe, analytical SEC, freeze thaw test
  • Experience in DNA quality control such as sequencing and restriction digestion

Nice to have skills
  • Knowledge in protein formulation, protein characterization by Mass Spectroscopy (LC/MS-TOF), stability assessment is a plus
  • Experience in molecular cloning techniques (such as plasmid prep) is a strong plus
  • Experience in cell bank management is highly valued
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  • Location: United States - California - Foster City
  • Type: Full time
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