Amgen Undergrad Co-op - Process Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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.

Amgen's Pivotal Attribute Sciences department (within the Process Development organization) at our Cambridge, Massachusetts site is looking for an undergraduate co-op student interested in a 6-month laboratory-based co-op assignment. The Co-op will be trained in advanced analytical methodologies utilizing state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation. The Co-op will work on developing quantitative methods for protein characterization using liquid chromatography (1D, 2D, Multi-dimensional Methods (MDM)), capillary/microfluidic electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry. The Co-op will also receive training in the design and execution of experiments, as well as in the evaluation of experimental results. The Co-op will be part of a cross-functional team with opportunities to interact with and learn from a diverse team of professional scientists and present his/her work in a collaborative setting.

This position presents an excellent opportunity to learn a broad range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques in application to testing and characterization of product quality attributes in the context of biopharmaceutical process development.

Relocation in the form of a miscellaneous allowance will be provided for eligible candidates.

Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for an undergraduate internship or an undergraduate 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 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 Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field

Completed courses in Quantitative Analysis and Analytical Chemistry (also typically called Instrumental Analysis)

Completed general chemistry laboratory courses

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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.