EH&S Intern

Foster City, CA
Jan 25, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
EH&S Intern
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

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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status. This is the focus of the Access Operations & Emerging Markets business unit, spanning more than 130 resource-limited, low, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia.

We have the following exciting opportunity in our Foster City, CA location:

Title: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist I

Job description:

The Environmental, Health, & Safety (EH&S) Specialist I will provide health and safety support to the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) and Research groups at the Gilead, Foster City campus. The individual will help implement improvements to lab safety programs, assist with industrial hygiene activities, and update our training materials and intranet information.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Administer the Laboratory Inspection Program.
  • Aid in the Chemical Segregation program.
  • Assist in occupational health and/or safety risk assessments.
  • Assist in creating and updating factsheets for lab safety programs.
  • Support efforts in implementing unique health/safety management.
  • Provide EH&S support for PDM and Research laboratory moves.
  • Perform Injury and Illness investigations, root cause analysis, data trending and laboratory safety and compliance inspections.
  • Provide general and program specific EH&S training.
  • Serve on the Emergency Response Team requiring periodic 24 hour on-call rotation.
  • Provide general support related to laboratory safety.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for customer groups.
  • Support EH&S data management programs.
  • Support regular communications updates with customers.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required:
  • 2+ years of relevant experience and a BS Degree.
  • General understanding of relevant occupational health, safety and environmental regulations
  • General understanding of federal, state, and local regulations and standards governing etiologic agents
  • Strong focus on customer service
  • Ability to multi-task, effectively prioritize and deliver work products in a fast-pace environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills effective for a diverse audience including senior management
  • Effective in working in a matrix organization
  • Energetic, organized, and skilled with today's technology.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work thrive in a team-based environment.
  • Independent worker and self-starter.


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