Intern- Bioassay/Function

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February 09 2021
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Intern- Bioassay/Function
United States - California - Oceanside

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

Specific Responsibilities/Scope of Project:

A summer research internship is available with the Bioassay/Function Group at Gilead Oceanside, CA campus. This position is 100% remote (work from home).




  • The scope of the project is to develop and optimize data management tools for bioassay workflows.
  • Many of the routine workflows for bioassay sample testing can be automated to improve efficiency. Development of experiment spreadsheets with built-in calculations, streamlined data analysis through automated data export are a few examples of useful tools.
  • Work with GLMS manager to create data query and trending tools.
  • Generation and organization of a reference database is needed to easily search and share literature to support paper writing and regulatory documents.
  • Implementation of laboratory management software is needed to track critical reagents for bioassays.


Knowledge, Experience & Skills:




  • Undergraduate or graduate student in the or related field (biology, bioengineering) enrolled in a 4-year accredited university/college; including enrollment in the Fall Semester after completing the internship.
  • Basic programming skills may be useful.
  • The candidate will have experience with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Experience with SoftMax and GraphPad Prism is a plus.
  • Prior experience with bioassay development may be useful.
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail are essential.
  • Good verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to complete 10-12 consecutive weeks between May and September.



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



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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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