Amgen Undergrad Intern – Process Development (Summer 2023) in Thousand Oaks, California
HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
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.
Undergrad Intern – Process Development (Summer 2023)
This could be your everyday
Operations is one of the three foundational functions at Amgen with a mission to be consistent and efficient in delivering safe and effective medicines around the world. Operations manufactures and delivers Amgen therapeutics to our patients. Made up of five functions: Global Supply Chain, Process Development, Quality, Manufacturing, and Engineering, and spread across nine sites, Operations’ aspiration is simple: Ensure patients have access to the Amgen products they need. Every patient, every time.
Process development (PD) is the department within Operations that takes molecules from Research & Development and turns them into products which can be manufactured for therapeutic use. With the support of their hiring manager, the PD intern will complete a lab-based project in one of the following areas: Drug Substance Technologies, Attribute Sciences, Development Supply Chain, Drug Product Technologies, or Final Product Technologies. The intern will be responsible for rigorously conducting and documenting their experiments as well as analyzing and interpreting data into meaningful, business-influencing outcomes, and then communicating this process to their team in a clear and compelling manner.
In conjunction with the project work, interns will have the opportunity for professional development through training sessions, an executive speaker series, lab and facilities tours, one-on-one mentoring, and various networking events. Interns will also be able to interact with peers at Amgen-sponsored social events.
Example projects from previous internships:
Drug Substance Technology – Cell culture optimization through transcriptomics, media evaluation, and single-use bioreactor modification
Drug Substance Technology – Assaying cell line stability at the single-cell level using Berkeley Lights next-general nanofluidic technology
Drug Product Technology – Challenging the viscosity/fill volume design space and exploring novel technology in drug product filling
Drug Product Technology – Increased product stability by understanding stopper moisture impact on lyophilized products
Here’s what it takes to Win
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The undergrad intern we seek is a collaborative, team player with these 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 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
Student must be located in the United States for the duration of the internship
Degree concentration(s) in Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, OR related discipline
2-4 years of lab experience
Strong basic lab skills
Ability to learn new experimental methods
Strong attention to detail
Ability to conduct research
Ability to manage multiple projects consecutively
Demonstrated ability to bring structure to complex problems, pragmatic scoping and problem-solving approach, ability to objectively evaluate options/trade-offs and develop executive management-level recommendations
Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory policies
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:
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 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.
for an internship/co-op that defies imagination
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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.
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.
As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
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