Intern - Drug Metabolism

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams. For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job. Job Description A summer research internship is available in the Drug Metabolism Department of Gilead Sciences, Foster City. The internship project will focus on the application of cellular and bioanalytical assays to evaluate biliary efflux in hepatocytes. The candidate will utilize primary hepatocyte-based cellular assays and appropriate molecular biology, and highly sensitive LC-MS bioanalytical methods to quantify the effects that bile acids have on biliary efflux. They will be responsible for characterizing the effects of bile acids on transporters in 2D and 3D hepatocyte cultures using gene and expression assays and immuno-cell labeling. Working with supervision, the candidate will execute assigned experiments that support research activities and project goals. With guidance and direction they will be involved in development of new assays, planning experiments, and selecting appropriate reagents and controls. The candidate will participate in group meetings and may be expected to present the results of their work, interpret data, and draw conclusions. Knowledge, Experience and Skills The candidate should have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework and have a solid foundation in molecular biology, immunology and organic chemistry. Prior coursework or knowledge in the field of molecular biology including PCR, qRT-PCR, western blots, and immunoassays, cell biology including eukaryotic cell culture, and bioanalytical techniques such as mass spectroscopy and chromatography is highly desirable. The candidate should be highly self-motivated with an interest in translational biology and drug development, and is expected to commit a minimum of 12 weeks to this project. Microsoft office computer experience and familiarity with basic laboratory equipment such as pipetting, aseptic technique, cell culture, and spectrophotometry is highly preferred. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. 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. NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION 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. For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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