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Graduate Intern Virology Statistical Programming

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Nov 7, 2023

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Graduate Intern Virology Statistical Programming
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.

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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

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individuals to join our Summer Internship Program. As an intern at Virology Statistical Programming at the Foster City, CA, campus of Gilead Sciences; 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. The program also offers the opportunity for networking within Gilead, social events with fellow interns and leadership as well as career development trainings while providing competitive compensation and relocation assistance for eligible candidates.

Graduate Intern - Virology Statistical Programming

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Utilizes Gilead SOPs and guidelines, the trial protocol, annotated case report forms, Statistical Analyses Plan, and clinical database in preparation for producing analysis datasets (ADaM) and programming of the safety tables, figures, and listings (TFL) required for the Clinical Study Report (CSR). Gains specific knowledge about the clinical data collected for the trial.

  • Produce well documented validated standard and non-standard edit check and monitoring programs to support the clinical trial team to ensure the integrity, accuracy, and completeness of the data in preparation for clinical reporting.

  • Review the programming specifications, Statistical Analyses Plan (SAP), and table shells for completeness, correctness, and adherence to sited department guidelines and SOPs. Ensure all programming issues are resolved and updated in the SAP. Ensure additional specifications once programming commences are properly documented. Maintain programming team documents as needed.

  • Transform specifications in the Statistical Analyses Plan (SAP) into fully documented, validated programs required for the Clinical Study Report. This includes required standard displays, safety displays of moderate complexity unable to use a standard macro that are well specified by the clinical study team, and efficacy related tables, figures, and listings.

  • Identify assignment priorities, timeline goals, and communicate priority-related issues and timelines to the programming team.

  • Ensure the efficiency, quality, and integrity of data reporting, and project activities executed.

  • Demonstrated ability to carry out assignment, work efficiently, produce quality results with limited direct supervision.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8

  • Experience in quantitative data analysis, data manipulation and integration

  • Ability to understand clinical trial design

  • Proficient in SAS programming language

  • Be self-motivated and willing to complete a specific component of a study or tasks assigned by supervisor

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future

  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. based university/college

  • Must have completed at least one year of study at an accredited university/college prior to internship commencing

  • Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between May and August

  • Must be able to relocate if necessary and work at the designated site for the duration of the internship

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in Graduate Degree with emphasis in fields related to Bio/Statistics, Computer Science (software programming language focused), or Data Science with exposure to clinical research and statistical programming in SAS

  • Demonstrated proficiency in conducting statistical analyses using SAS

  • Knowledge in database set-up, data processing, elementary statistics and basic medicine terminology is desired

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

  • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively/Ability to work in collaborate in cross functional teams in fast pace, dynamic team setting

  • Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience and/or interest in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or health-care industry

  • Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory policies

    The expected hourly range for this position is $19.00 - $55.00.

    Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including education level and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary.

    Benefits include paid company holidays, sick time, and housing stipends for eligible employees.

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    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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    Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

    Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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  • Company

    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 America, Europe and Australia.

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    333 Lakeside Drive
    Foster City
    United States

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