Intern - PSA

Foster City, CA, United States
Mar 11, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Intern - PSA
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 Portfolio Strategy, Management, and Operations (PSMO) department seeks to ensure Gilead makes informed investment decisions about internal and external pipeline opportunities by maintaining a systematic approach to team structure and leadership, governance, lifecycle management and Development portfolio management - including program status, portfolio long-range planning, resourcing needs and potential impact to long-term revenue. The Development Project Management team primarily focuses on providing strategic planning and project management support across Development, including the Clinical Data Science (CDS) function. In addition, the team also engages in and launches various cross-functional, novel initiatives aimed at capturing high-value business goals and transforming internal culture.

Specific Responsibilities and Skills

The ideal candidate will have a background in biological or health sciences, business administration, project management, and a keen interest in the pharmaceutical industry. Excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic are essential. The intern may help with: CDS-related projects requiring strong attention to details; strategic thinking and implementation of CDS-related initiatives; project planning and management of one or more cross-functional initiatives; supporting and driving innovative projects across Development.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

The candidate will be intimately involved in various functional areas and working groups, with aims to improve operational efficiencies, create new business values, or transform organizational culture within the CMO organization. The project management intern will work as part of a larger team with cross-functional skills and expertise, and may work on the following initiatives:
  • Coordinate, manage and help implement new CDS initiatives based on novel Solve-a-thon initiative
  • Assist in various project management activities within PSMO.
  • Assist in change management effort with respect to implementing new Codelist process
  • Assist in various strategic talent acquisition and/or career development initiatives

Employ business acumen, strategic thinking, and analytical skills to conceptualize new, high-value initiatives for the PSMO.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Graduate enrolled in Master of Business Administration (MBA) as full-time student
  • Bachelor's Degree in Natural Sciences, or Healthcare-related course of study preferred (not required)
  • Strong academic credentials from a leading university
  • Experience of devising and implementing business strategies involving quantitative analysis, conceptualization and communication of strategic solutions
  • Superior problem-solving skills and ability to work well under pressure in a demanding environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional drive and commitment striving for excellence
  • High level of agility, eager to develop new skills and areas of expertise
  • Ability to complete 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred

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