Intern - Medicinal Chemistry

Foster City, CA, United States
Jan 15, 2021
Science/R&D, Chemistry
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Intern - Medicinal Chemistry
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

As a summer intern, you will work within an integrated research team aimed at discovering and synthesizing novel chemical entities. Under the guidance and mentorship of a Research Chemist you will execute multi-step synthetic procedures and purify products using a variety of modern laboratory techniques. Communication of results to the research team and department may be required.

Essential Functions:
Under general supervision, performs experiments that support research activities in the Medicinal Chemistry job family.
Operates scientific equipment, selecting appropriate methods and techniques to perform experiments, analyzing data and preparing related reports.
Plans and organizes details of experiments.
Uses data, reports and previous results to identify inappropriate variances and concerns.
Participates in group meetings.
Presents data or prepares data for others to present.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
Summer Intern at least 18 years old
Undergraduate (or graduate student, if applicable) enrolled in a 4-year accredited university/college; including enrolment in Fall Semester after internship
Completion of basic organic chemistry courses whilst studying for a degree in chemical sciences.
Familiarity with modern analytical and chromatographic techniques, including NMR, LCMS and flash chromatography is highly preferred.
Ability to complete 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September
Please note, no relocation is available for this position

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