Intern - Clinical Virology

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

A summer research internship is available in the Biology Department at the Foster City, CA, campus of Gilead Sciences. The candidate should be enrolled in an Undergraduate Program with Major in Biological Sciences (Bachelor or equivalent) and have some prior experience in Biology, Molecular Biology and/or Bioinformatics work.

Essential Functions:
  • The successful candidate will work with Scientists to perform analysis that support research activities in Clinical Virology. The work will be focusing on providing data analysis of HBV deep sequencing data and/or on lab work to support HBV cure program.
  • The intern will have the responsibility to operate scientific equipment, select appropriate methods and techniques to perform experiments, analyse data, and prepare related reports.
  • The intern will plan and organize details of experiments, participate in group meetings and present data or prepare data for others to present.

    Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
    We are looking for a candidate with:
    Background in molecular biology with basic knowledge of common lab techniques such as PCR reactions, cell cultures, western blots etc. and/or in bioinformatics with basic knowledge in next generation sequencing technologies. Knowledge in viral or microbial genomes. Understanding of phylogenetic analysis is desirable.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Undergraduate (or graduate student, if applicable) in the Biological Sciences or related field enrolled in a 4-year accredited university/college; including enrollment in the Fall Semester after completing the internship
  • Good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required
  • Ability to complete 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September

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