At Gilead, we’re creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we’ve tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer – working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world’s biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

We empower our leaders to step up, share ideas, listen, learn, and lead. We’re welcoming bright, diverse, and imaginative minds; we’re nurturing them to foster an environment of inclusion and growth where innovation is encouraged. We expect our people leaders to model that environment, and to focus on creating inclusion, developing talent, and enabling teams.

Every member of Gilead’s team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we’re looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.

The role

We are looking for a proactive and dedicated Associate Scientist to join our team of scientists and contribute towards the development of novel biotherapeutics, focusing on functional immunology. This is a research-based role, working to discover therapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Individuals must bring technical skills, enthusiasm and provide a positive addition to company culture. The role involves supporting a diverse set of experiments associated with the development of novel antibodies and validation of their mechanism of action. Our dream candidate will have a degree in immunology or a related field, and experience of tissue culture and multi-colour flow cytometry.

We are looking for someone who is scientifically curious, and ready to make an impact in an exciting new therapeutic space. This position also provides an opportunity to work closely with highly diverse and collaborative groups, both internally and externally, to support the delivery of R&D programs at Gilead.

Example responsibilities

  • Gather, analyse, and present scientific data from a variety of sources
  • Rigorous benchwork and data analysis. Perform a range of techniques to a high-level of delivery (with a focus on immune cell isolation, tissue culture and multi-colour flow cytometry)
  • Select, follow, and adapt experimental protocols and generate laboratory SOPs
  • Contribute to maintenance of laboratory equipment including flow cytometers
  • Document research findings clearly in an electronic lab book
  • Contribute to discussions and share research findings with colleagues


We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Please see the following for the qualifications and skills we seek for this role.  

Minimum education & experience

  • Undergraduate degree or masters in immunology or a related discipline
  • Ability to analyse data and report results
  • Experience in tissue culture and flow cytometry
  • Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills

Knowledge & other requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to be a fast learner
  • Self-motivated; with strong teamworking skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change, to move between projects easily and provide support and expertise where needed
  • Practical and analytical abilities with high attention-to-detail as demonstrated through publications, past experiences and/or academic achievements

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company.  Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all  employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws).  Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.