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Foster City, California, is home to Gilead's worldwide corporate headquarters, global operations and our research facilities. Here in Foster City we are privileged to work with teams of the highest caliber across our worldwide organization supporting the advancement of our therapeutic areas. We are a science-driven organization with a focus on providing therapies that continually improve the quality of life of the patients we serve. We are passionate about our mission and each of us came here because we are dedicated - both individually and collectively -to helping us deliver our mission, which is to advance therapies for patients facing life-threatening diseases in the HIV/AIDS, liver disease, cardiovascular, respiratory and antifungal therapeutic areas.
Every day at Gilead, we work to address unmet medical needs in our therapeutic areas. We strive to continually expand our research, medical and business expertise, and we encourage our employees to use their creativity and initiative to solve any problems that arise as we move our projects forward.
We believe in collaboration at Gilead - with each other, with physicians and caregivers, with patient groups, and with public and private agencies - all for the benefit of our patients. From our individual contributors to our senior leadership team, Gilead employees challenge one another to reach ever-higher standards and levels of accomplishment. People who thrive in our culture seek out new opportunities to add value by working with some of the "brightest minds in the industry".
Our respect for each other and the work ethic we share are reflected in our core values of Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork and Excellence. And since Gilead has a lean organizational structure and fewer employees than most of our peer companies, each of us plays a critical role in our success and can have a significant impact on helping us achieve our mission.
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