Amgen Grad Intern - OPS (Process Development Summer 2018) in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen's 10-13 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 and/or transportation allowance may be available for eligible candidates.

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, Process Development, 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 (PD) is the department within Operations that takes molecules from Research & Development and turns them into products which can be manufactured for therapeutic use. With the support of her/his hiring manager, the PD intern will complete a lab-based project in one of the following areas: Cell Line Development, Drug Substance Technologies, Attribute Sciences, Development Supply Chain, Drug Product Technologies, or Device Technologies. The intern will be responsible for rigorously conducting and documenting their experiments as well as analyzing and interpreting data into meaningful, business-influencing outcomes, and then communicating this process to their team in a clear and compelling manner.

In conjunction with the project work, interns will have the opportunity for professional development through training sessions, an Executive Speaker Series, lab and facilities tours, one-on-one mentoring, and various networking events. Interns will also be able to interact with peers at Amgen-sponsored social events.

Example projects from previous internships:

Drug Substance Technology - Cell culture optimization through transcriptomics, media evaluation and single-use bioreactor modification

Drug Substance Technology - Cell line development optimization to achieve higher titers

Drug Substance Technology - KLa studies to improve gassing strategies

Drug Product Technology - Increased product stability by understanding stopper moisture impact on lyophilized products

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

2-4 years of lab experience

Strong basic lab skills

Ability to learn new experimental methods

Strong attention to detail

Ability to conduct research

Ability to manage multiple projects consecutively

Demonstrated ability to bring structure to complex problems, pragmatic scoping and problem solving approach, ability to objectively evaluate options/trade-offs and develop executive management-level recommendations

Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory policies

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, keyword 45094.

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.