Intern - Medicinal Chemistry
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.
As Gilead Intern, you will contribute to high-impact meaningful projects that will not only further advance our company's mission but will allow you to gain real world experience at one of the most innovative organizations in the world. You will also have opportunities to participate in special events including professional development and leadership presentations, social/network building activities and local community volunteer programs.
Key Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
As a summer intern, you will work within an integrated research team aimed at discovering and synthesizing potential drug candidates. 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. You will also present your data, results and observations to members of the chemistry team.
- Under general supervision, performs experiments that support research activities in the Gilead Medicinal Chemistry department.
- Operates scientific equipment, selecting appropriate methods and techniques to perform experiments, analyzing data and documenting your findings in an electronic notebook.
- Plans and organizes details of experiments.
- Participates in group meetings.
- Presents data, results and conclusions
- Showcase your work with a final poster board presentation near the conclusion of your internship
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
- Some laboratory experience and familiarity with modern analytical and chromatographic techniques, including NMR, LCMS and flash chromatography is highly preferred.
- BS in Organic chemistry with a focus on synthesis preferred
- Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor or Masters program at an accredited US based university or college
- Must be Rising Junior or Senior in undergrad or a Graduate Student
- Must be enrolled in the Fall Semester at an accredited university/college after the completion of the internship
- Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between June and September
- Must be able to work remotely or relocate if necessary and work at the designated site for the duration of the internship
- Must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination* prior to start of internship
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite
- Ability to identify issues and seek solutions
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity in the workplace
- Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment
Gilead Core Values:
- Integrity (Doing What's Right)
- Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
- Teamwork (Working Together)
- Excellence (Being Your Best)
- Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)
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