Intern - Research Strategy & Portfolio Mgt

Foster City
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January 30 2021
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Intern - Research Strategy & Portfolio Mgt
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. Gileads 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 companys five core values. Thats 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

RPM Intern Description

Job Responsibilities:

The Research Portfolio Management (RPM) group acts as a liaison between senior leadership and research project teams ensuring strategic alignment and is responsible for providing the research organization support through resource, documentation and risk management.

Essential duties and Job Functions:

Under the guidance of a Manager within the Research Portfolio Management group, the candidate will be responsible for designing, optimizing and implementing processes that will address pre-identified areas of improvement within the research organization's operations. These areas of improvement include, but are not limited to, governance communications, employee resource analytics, project timeline and summary reporting, and project leadership best practices. Experience in leveraging commercially-available software solutions to address complex organizational processes and analytics is key for an ideal candidate.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

This position is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors that meet the following criteria:




  • Undergraduate student with an interest in business process improvement
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or business-related course of study preferred
  • A focus on 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
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) is a must. Experience with data visualization (Tableau, Power BI) and/or project management software (Microsoft Project, Office timeline Pro) preferred
  • Business enterprise dashboard utilization and creation experience preferred
  • 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

    For jobs in the United States:
    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.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law' poster.



    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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