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Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Intern – Biostatistics

As a 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.

Who We Are

The Biostatistics team provides statistical support for study design, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. We provide statistical consultation on trial design and study endpoints, author statistical analysis plans, provide statistical advice with respect to creating a clinical development program, and use knowledge of literature to provide data analysis and present methods to support publications/presentations

Job Overview

The Ideal candidate will have an academic background in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field with a strong interest in clinical trials and drug development by leveraging causal inference and machine learning techniques. Interns will work closely with an experienced biostatistician on topics related to the design and analysis of clinical trials, analysis of biomarker data, or statistical methodology. The internship will include specific projects related to analyzing data, reviewing literature, developing new statistical methodologies or statistical software packages, and running simulations. The intern will gain experience conducting biostatistical research via the application of statistical and computational expertise in combination with critical thinking skills to address real and impactful data analysis issues in clinical trials. At the conclusion of the internship program, interns will give a presentation summarizing their work.

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

  • Assist in design and analysis of clinical trial data or biomarkers
  • A research project to develop statistical methods and R/SAS package in one or multiple areas of the followings: machine learning, causal inference, survival analysis and missing data imputation
  • Running simulation studies
  • Writing statistical reports
  • Showcase your work with a final presentation near the conclusion of your internship

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Authorized to work in the United States without Sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a PhD or Master program at an accredited US based university or college
  • Proficient in R; familiarity with python and SAS a plus
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Pursuing degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or related fields
  • Must be enrolled in the Fall Semester at an accredited university/college after the completion of the internship
  • Must be able to work full time for a 10-12 consecutive week internship between May and August
  • Must be able to work at our Foster City site for the duration of the internship
  • Must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and first booster shot

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of machine learning and causal inference
  • Completion of at least two years of graduate-level course work in biostatistics, statistics or related field
  • Passed doctorate exam prior to the start of the internship
  • Experience with simulations
  • Solid ethical decision-making skills, self-motivated and adaptable to change
  • Excellent detail oriented analytical, problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, time-management, interpersonal and communication capabilities
  • 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)

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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.We are an equal opportunity employer. Apply online today at

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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.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation

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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