Grad Intern – OPS (Cell Line Development – Bioprocessing)
Location:
Thousand Oaks , California
Posted:
February 07, 2017
Reference:
R-33628
Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.
Operations is one of the three foundational functions at Amgen with a mission to be consistent and efficient in delivering safe and effective medicines around the world. Operations manufactures and delivers Amgen therapeutics to our patients. Made up of five functions: Global Supply Chain, Operations Technology, Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering, and spread across nine sites, Operations' aspiration is simple: Ensure patients have access to the Amgen products they need. Every patient, every time. Process Development is the group that bridges between R&D and commercial; between the identification of a few drug candidates to a specific disease target and the manufacture and release of a commercial molecule.
Amgen's 10-12 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that impact patient's lives. This internship provides the opportunity for executive and social networking events and to participate in community volunteer projects while providing a competitive compensation.
Limited relocation housing may be available for eligible candidates.
The summer internship will be in the Bioprocess Development group within Amgen's Process Development Organization. This group is responsible for developing cell culture and purification processes to manufacture biopharmaceuticals in Amgen's multi-modal pipeline. The overall project will be to explore and understand cellular events that affect cell growth, protein expression, and product quality during bioreactor production of particularly challenging molecules. Multiple bioprocessing approaches to improve productivity and product quality of production cell lines expressing will be explored.
Basic Qualifications
Amgen requires that all individuals applying for a grad internship or a co-op assignment at Amgen must meet the following criteria:
18 years or older
Graduated with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent
Completion as a first year graduate student before internship starts and currently enrolled in a MBA program for a MBA internship OR a Master's program for a Masters internship OR a PharmD program for a PharmD internship OR PhD for a PhD internship from an accredited college or university
Enrolled in an accredited college or university following the potential internship or co-op assignment
Must not be employed at the time the internship starts
Preferred Qualifications
Degree concentration(s) in Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, OR related discipline
Experience in aseptic cell culture, cell transfection/characterization, protein purification, and biochemical assays
Strong basic lab skills
Ability to learn new experimental methods
Strong attention to detail
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Only candidates who apply via http://careers.amgen.com/ will be considered. Please search for Keyword 33628.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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