Intern - ClinPharm - Graduate level

Foster City, CA, United States
Jan 14, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Intern - ClinPharm - Graduate level
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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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 graduate summer internship is available in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the Foster City, CA, campus of Gilead Sciences. The intern will work closely with clinical pharmacologists and pharmacometricians supporting the inflammation and/or oncology therapeutic areas. The intern will get hands-on working experience with individual or study level clinical trial data and learn how these data can be used inform the clinical pharmacology strategy of individual programs or the therapeutic area in general. The candidate will get exposure to clinical trial designs, execution, data analyses and interpretation during the internship and will gain understanding of role of clinical pharmacologists and pharmacometricians in drug development.

Essential Functions:
Under general supervision,
  • Frame a clinical research hypothesis and design research methodology to address the hypothesis.
  • Conduct literature reviews to gather background information on the research topic of interest and synthesize knowledge based these reviews.
  • Conduct pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data analyses and develop different ways of data visualizations and summarization.
  • Integrate results to formulate sound scientific conclusions and present the research outcomes to peer scientists internally and externally as appropriate.

    Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
  • Graduate students currently perusing PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with focus on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and/or pharmacometrics, or a related field, who successfully completed the PhD comprehensive or qualifying exam (students who have completed three years in their graduate programs are preferred).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Good understanding of the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics is required.
  • Working familiarity with pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics data handling and analyses software is preferred.
  • Ability to dedicate 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September to the internship and be fully focused on the internship research project during work hours.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent or temporary basis (students on an F1 visa with CPT are eligible).

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