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Amgen Undergrad Co-op - Display Technologies in Burnaby, British Columbia


Do more with the knowledge you’re working hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Through this program, you will acquire the valuable hands-on skills and foundational experience to become the professional you are meant to be in your chosen field.

Undergraduate Co-op Student – Display Technologies

Jan 2, 2023 – Aug 31, 2023

Work location: onsite at Amgen British Columbia (Burnaby)


This could be your everyday

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. During this program, you will join our display technologies team and be responsible for the development and testing of methodologies involved in antibody discovery. Tasks will include, but are not limited to cell culture, transient transfection, flow cytometric analysis, immunoblotting as well as molecular cloning and PCR. This work will contribute to the advancement of our antibody discovery technology platforms by developing creative solutions for antibody expression. This exciting opportunity will enable the co-op to gain practical scientific experience in one of the most promising areas of the biotechnology industry.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform cell and molecular biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, transfections, PCR, cloning and expression, flow cytometry and immunoblotting.

  • Complete a research project that supports our antibody discovery platform or novel technology development efforts that are aligned with the department’s objectives.

  • Experimental design, data analysis and documentation.

  • Communicate data progress at internal meetings, give an oral presentation to the site at the completion of each term, and participate in scientific exchange with Amgen Scientists from other sites as opportunities arise.


Here’s what it takes to Win

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The highly motivated individual we seek is a collaborative team player with these qualifications.

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

  • Currently enrolled in a full time Bachelor’s Degree program from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

  • Completion of one year of study from an accredited from an accredited college or university prior to the internship commencing

  • Enrolled in a full time Bachelor’s degree program following the potential internship or co-op assignment with an accredited college or university

  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree concentration(s) in Biology, Immunology/Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Life Sciences, or related fields

  • Able to work for two consecutive four-month terms with continued employment for the second term dependent on a positive performance review at the end of the first term

  • Previous lab experience, completion of previous co-op term(s)

  • Prior experience in tissue culture or molecular biology is desired Strong written and oral communications skills

  • Interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal, written communication & presentation skills.

  • Excellent organizational, record keeping and time management skills


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth in addition to their well-being:

  • Work alongside skilled scientists and build a network of colleagues that will endure and grow throughout your time with us and beyond.

  • Gain professional/scientific experience at the world’s largest biotechnology company

  • Exposure to drug discovery research and development processes

  • Bring your authentic self to the table and become the professional you’re inspired to be through accepting a culture that values the diversity of thought and experience and will flex to your strengths and possibilities.

  • Participate in executive and social networking events, as well as community volunteer projects.

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