Intern - Medical Affairs Oncology

Foster City, CA, United States
Jan 14, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Intern - Medical Affairs Oncology
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

We are looking for a highly motivated Medical Affairs Intern who is passionate about patient-centric care in the oncology or infectious disease therapeutic areas. Candidate must be a self-starter. You will play a critical and exciting role in helping the Medical Affairs organization support current and developmental therapies.

Duties and Job Functions
o Independently manage projects related to analysis of novel, emerging data and determine relevant information to incorporate into medical content
o Support Medical Affairs US-focused activities, including advisory boards, publication and conference-related initiatives, and insight collection and analysis
o Contribute to the creation, review and updating of assigned Medical Affairs slide decks and medical training documents, ensuring documents are aligned with the Medical Affairs Plan of Action (POA) and needs of the field-based Medical Scientists and other end users
o Work collaboratively with Gilead personnel across multiple functional areas, including Commercial, Marketing, Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology, Public Affairs, Government Affairs, Regulatory, and Legal, and with other subfunctions within Medical Affairs, including the Value and Managed Care team, Global Medical Affairs, Medical Affairs Outcomes Research, Independent Medical Education, Learning and Development, and Medical Information
o Complete medical review of promotional materials tailored for both healthcare professionals and consumers as part of the Promotional Review Committee (PRC)
o Analyze complex trial data and provide interpretation to outside departments in various venues
o Assess data from medical conferences to assess/gather relevant information and support activities related to conference deck development and training
o Provide training within the therapeutic area on relevant topics for Medical Affairs and Commercial personnel and help create and review new hire training materials
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
o MD, DO, NP, PA, PharmD or other advanced health care degree (also open to candidates who have completed a substantial portion of their advanced health care degrees)
o Relevant clinical experience or interest in oncology or infectious diseases needed
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required, with experience in preparing and delivering PowerPoint presentations
o Ability to utilize moderately complex scientific resources across a variety of different settings
o Ability to work collaboratively and experience working on cross-functional teams
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