Intern - Medical Affairs Observational Research

Foster City, CA, United States
Jan 14, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern - Medical Affairs Observational Research
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

Essential Duties and Job Functions
Medical Affairs maintains a robust portfolio of Phase 3b/4 studies across our therapeutic areas including investigator-initiated studies, collaborative studies, Medical Affairs led prospective interventional and observational research and studies encompassing real world data and patient reported outcomes (PROs). Medical Affairs Observational Research (MAOR) focuses on real-world data (including PRO) collection, generation, interpretation and dissemination and conducts original research to optimize treatment practice and improve patient outcomes throughout the lifecycle of our medicines. The intern will have the opportunity to work on products within one or more of the Liver Diseases, Inflammation, Hematology/Oncology, and HIV therapeutic areas. In addition, the position may offer the intern exposure to different groups within the company and its international branches in Asia or Europe. The intern may have the opportunity to lead a project from start to finish.

Some key deliverables for the group include but not limited to:

  • Conduct analyses that provide information on the clinical benefits of medical interventions to support product and market development, product positioning, reimbursement and life cycle planning.
  • Development of a comparative effectiveness research plan for products to address comparative analyses, real-world outcomes, and important sub-populations.
  • Real world database studies using different datasets to characterize epidemiology, burden of illness, and other real-world outcomes.
  • Review and evaluate key clinical and MAOR publications/data related to a product or disease area, including appraisal of patient reported outcomes.
  • Provide support for advisory boards, educational programs, conferences and other external meetings.

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook)

    Preferred Qualifications and experience include but are not limited to:
  • Graduate education in health services research, outcomes research, epidemiology or biostatistics.
  • Prior work experiences in the healthcare field a plus as is project management and organizational skills, including management of multiple priorities and resources.
  • Experience with SAS, R, or SPSS statistical software.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed, project team environment.

    Enrolled in Pharm.D. or Masters/Ph.D. in health economics, public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics.
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