Intern - Drug Metabolism

Foster City, CA, United States
Dec 16, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern - Drug Metabolism
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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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

A summer research internship is available in the Drug Metabolism Department of Gilead Sciences, Foster City. The internship project will focus on the application of cellular and bioanalytical assays to evaluate biliary efflux in hepatocytes. The candidate will utilize primary hepatocyte-based cellular assays and appropriate molecular biology, and highly sensitive LC-MS bioanalytical methods to quantify the effects that bile acids have on biliary efflux. They will be responsible for characterizing the effects of bile acids on transporters in 2D and 3D hepatocyte cultures using gene and expression assays and immuno-cell labeling.

Working with supervision, the candidate will execute assigned experiments that support research activities and project goals. With guidance and direction they will be involved in development of new assays, planning experiments, and selecting appropriate reagents and controls. The candidate will participate in group meetings and may be expected to present the results of their work, interpret data, and draw conclusions.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
The candidate should have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework and have a solid foundation in molecular biology, immunology and organic chemistry. Prior coursework or knowledge in the field of molecular biology including PCR, qRT-PCR, western blots, and immunoassays, cell biology including eukaryotic cell culture, and bioanalytical techniques such as mass spectroscopy and chromatography is highly desirable. The candidate should be highly self-motivated with an interest in translational biology and drug development, and is expected to commit a minimum of 12 weeks to this project. Microsoft office computer experience and familiarity with basic laboratory equipment such as pipetting, aseptic technique, cell culture, and spectrophotometry is highly preferred. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.

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