Intern - Outsourcing

Foster City, CA, United States
Jan 07, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern - Outsourcing
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

The Development Business Operations Vendor Outsourcing team provides support for global clinical trials and the Development organization through strategic sourcing activities, category management, on-boarding and qualification processes, contract life-cycle management, vendor management, inspection readiness and compliance, accomplished by interactions with key stakeholders such as, Clinical Operations, Pharmacovigilance, Biometrics, Data Sciences, Legal and Regulatory Development and Quality Compliance.

The Position

The Ideal candidate will have interest and academic background in Business Administration, Legal Studies, Finance, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Life Sciences majors. The internship will include specific projects related to clinical trial vendor sourcing activities, the on-boarding process, contract life-cycle management, vendor management, inspection readiness and compliance. Excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic are essential.

Job Responsibilities may include the following tasks:

  • Assists vendor outsourcing teams in Development Business Operations to perform activities related to clinical contracts and vendor onboarding inclusive of qualifications.

  • Assists in tracking and the progress of clinical vendor qualifications for assigned clinical trials.

  • Maintains approved vendor lists and libraries of standards and vendor qualification questionnaires

  • Coordinates with stakeholders to drive completion of ongoing vendor qualifications

  • Interacts with the vendor selection team to provide status updates on qualification progress

  • May coordinates the preparation, negotiation, execution, and tracking of clinical contracts, including budgets, under specific guidance from manager.

  • Assists in creating Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents.

  • Supports projects related to vendor outsourcing activities in Development Business Operations with oversight from manager.

  • Interacts well with diverse teams, including clinical operations teams, legal, and finance.

  • Completes responsibilities in a timely and organized way.

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


  • Summer Intern at least 18 years old

  • Undergraduate enrolled in a 4-year accredited university/college; including enrollment in Fall Semester after internship

  • Related Majors to Clinical Operations: Life Sciences, Business, Pharmacy etc.

  • Ability to complete 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September
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