Amgen Undergrad Co-op – R&D (Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience) 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.

The Neuroscience department at our Cambridge, Massachusetts location is looking for an undergraduate interested in a 6 month Co-op placement. The Co-op internship position is focused on molecular biology and biochemistry in the field of neurodegenerative disease research. The successful co-op will contribute directly to projects in the lab that seek to discover new avenues for therapeutic development. This assignment involves working closely with staff scientists and project team to design and execute multi-day experiments in addition to data analysis. The Co-op will be challenged to learn and integrate elements of bioinformatics, laboratory automation (robotics), microscopy, mammalian cell culture, and transcriptomics to complete project goals. Highly motivated students interested in developing the fundamental skills needed for a career in bioscience research are encouraged to apply. Our lab combines the frontiers of genome CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing with a range of molecular techniques to understand both the fundamental and translational biology of neurodegenerative disease.

Relocation in the form of a miscellaneous allowance will be provided for eligible Co-ops.

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 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 Biological, physical/material, mathematics, computer, and health science majors or related field with an interest in bioscience research

Basic bioscience laboratory experience including familiarity with routine molecular biology procedures (e.g. DNA purification, DNA vector construction, bacterial transformation, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis)

Understanding of biochemical techniques such as western blotting and SDS-PAGE

Team player who can communicate effectively in written and spoken English

Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and scientific graphic software

Simple programming and experience with databases

Strong desire to learn a variety of techniques and explore independent ideas

Attention to detail and focused persistence in working through problems that may not have clear solutions

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