Intern- Packaging Engineer

Location
Foster City, CA, United States
Posted
Dec 18, 2020
Ref
2104210
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern- Packaging Engineer
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


Specific Responsibilities:

A summer research internship is available in the Device Development and Clinical Packaging Engineering department at the Foster City, CA, campus of Gilead Sciences. The candidate should be enrolled in an Undergraduate Program with a Major in Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related discipline.

Essential Functions:

Under general supervision, the candidate will be responsible for drafting component specifications and test protocols, executing tests in the lab or in the field, and drafting reports for shipping tests, secondary package tests, and cold chain qualifications tests. The candidate will be exposed to responsibilities in packaging design, development, change control, pharmaceutical regulations (domestically and internationally), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), compliance, and packaging machinery) similar to that of an entry level engineer to get a real-life flavor of what a Package Engineering job in the pharmaceutical industry entails.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Undergraduate in packaging science, packaging engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or related field enrolled in a 4-year accredited university/college; including enrollment in the Fall Semester after completing the internship
  • Junior or Senior class level status
  • Good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Proactive approach for supporting and managing projects
  • Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other Microsoft applications
  • Ability to complete 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September


**Please note, no relocation is available for this position**

If this is not the right move for you now but you remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences, please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.avature.net/careers/

About Gilead:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises 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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