Amgen Undergrad Co-op – R&D (Neuroscience - Alzheimer’s Disease) 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 undergrad interested in a 6 month co-op placement. The co-op will help execute a variety of experiments and assays to support Alzheimer’s disease discovery research.
These activities will include:
Mammalian cell culture and/or processing of animal tissue
Standard biochemical assays such as Western blot, ELISA and immunohistochemistry
Analysis and presentation of data
Amgen will provide the co-op with the opportunity to learn how to use state-of-the art equipment, gain valuable insights into drug discovery and make a significant contribution to our knowledge of neurodegeneration.
Relocation in the form of a transportation allowance will be provided for eligible candidates.
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
Degree concentration(s) in the biological sciences (Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience)
Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Previous laboratory and cell culture experience strongly preferred
Highly self-motivated and proactive with a willingness to learn
Independent critical thinking and problem solving
Strong and flexible team player
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Only candidates who apply via http://careers.amgen.com/ will be considered. Please search for Keyword 72620.