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Amgen Grad Intern - R&D (Inflammation) in South San Francisco, California


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.

Grad Intern- R&D ( Inflammation )


This could be your everyday

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. During this program, you will be involved in research efforts in characterizing a key signaling pathway associated with immune hemostasis using experimental approaches such as genetic manipulation, enzymology, cytokine profiling, and immunophenotyping. The goal is to decipher how LoF or GoF in this pathway shapes the immune response to inflammatory insults in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases.

Your responsibility will include:

  • Design and implement a discovery research project.

  • Generate genetically modified cells and isolate primary mouse immune cells from transgenic mice.

  • Perform molecular biology, biochemical, and cell-based assays and immunophenotyping using FACS.

  • Review study-related literature

  • Analyze and interpret data and presentexperimentalresults at group meetings

  • Maintain good lab practice and follow all the safety regulations set by the Amgen EHSS.

  • Theinternis encouraged to propose a new research project.


Here’s what it takes to Win

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The graduate student we seek is a fast learner, a focused teammate, and a passionate scientific researcher 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

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

Currently enrolled in a Master’s program for a Master’s internship OR a PharmD program for a PharmD internship OR PhD for a PhD internship from an accredited college or university and completion of the first year of Master’s OR Pharm D OR PhD program before internship starts

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 biology-related scientific disciplines, preferably immunology

General lab skills in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell-based assay, primary immune cell/cell line handling, and flow cytometry.

Basic knowledge in enzymology and biochemical assay development.


*Some of the vast rewards of working here *

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.  

  • Build a network of colleagues that will endure and grow throughout your time with us and beyond.

  • Bring your authentic self to the table and become the professional you’re inspired to be through accepting culture that values 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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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

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