Intern- Sustainability, Health & Safety

Location
Foster City, CA, United States
Posted
Dec 15, 2020
Ref
2100510
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern- Sustainability, Health & Safety
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.

Making an impact on a global scale
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 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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status. This is the focus of the Access Operations & Emerging Markets business unit, spanning more than 130 resource-limited, low, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Program Description:

At Gilead, we strive to transform the promise of science and technology into therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based biopharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of HIV, AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases.

We are growing a diverse team of professionals and an atmosphere of inclusion across departments. We need your unique talents, expertise and background to help millions of people around the world live healthier. Join a close community where every voice is heard - where you can see and measure the results of your contributions.

Our values - integrity, inclusion, teamwork, accountability and excellence - are evident in everything we do.

Do you love complex and diverse projects? Join our team and directly impact how we operate as a company!

The Gilead Sciences Internship Program is for under-graduates seeking entry into biotech by providing an opportunity within the CFO functions of Gilead Sciences. The CFO organization is inclusive of Finance, IT, Corporate Operations, and Corporate Development and Strategy. The CFO Organization supports every area of the business by providing financial leadership, influencing company strategy and operations.

Participants will join a functional area within the CFO organization for a duration of 10-12 weeks with an opportunity to learn a specific functional area and gain area specific expertise that aligns with the individual career aspirations and developmental goals.

Title: Sustainability, Health, & Safety Intern

The Sustainability, Health, & Safety (SH&S) Intern will provide health and safety support to the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) and Research groups at the Gilead, Foster City campus. The intern will help implement improvements to lab safety programs, assist with industrial hygiene activities, and update our training materials and intranet information. The intern will have opportunities to interact with lab research staff under the mentorship of Gilead Health & Safety professionals.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Aid in the Chemical Segregation project. Develop an implementation plan for the newly revised Chemical Segregation Manual in all chemical stockrooms and other locations on campus.
  • Assist in occupational health and/or safety risk assessments
  • Assist in creating and updating factsheets for lab safety programs.
  • Support efforts in implementing unique health/safety management systems in various lab departments.
  • Review journal articles on lab safety best practices and offer suggestions on implementation at Gilead.


Candidate / Student Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have completed at least the second year of an Undergraduate (or graduate student, if applicable) program at a 4-year accredited university/college; including enrollment in the Fall Semester after completing the internship
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree
  • Energetic, organized and detailed skilled with today's technology.
  • Ability to dedicate 10-12 weeks to the program.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work thrive in a team-based environment.
  • Independent worker and self-starter.


Personal Development:
  • Gain an understanding how health and safety programs contribute to the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.
  • Realize the value of health and safety programs and participate in systems improvements.
  • Participate in hands on activities such as lab safety assessments.
  • Work in a corporate procurement/sourcing environment.
  • Develop planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Practice team-based work competencies.
  • Develop effective communication skills with business contacts, and external clients.


Program Incentives:
  • Opportunity to start a career in the biotechnology industry after graduation.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with functions within the Corporate Operations organization as you gain cross-functional experience by interfacing with multiple functional areas.
  • You will develop skills vitally important in today's business environment including

Team - based interaction, the ability to manage outcome without having direct authority over others and working in an inclusive and diverse environment.
  • You will gain a full understanding of the day-to-day operations of a Sustainability, Health, and Safety organization.


Location:
  • This role is based in our Foster City, CA headquarters.


Visit us online: www.Gilead.com

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. 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 careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law poster.

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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 careers@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law' poster.

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