Undergrad Co-op - OPS (Drug Product Technologies)

Cambridge, MA, US
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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 Pivotal Drug Product Group at Amgen are instrumental in rapid development of some of the very fast paced Amgen Pipeline products from clinical to commercial. The group is seeking a highly talented undergraduate for a full-time Co-op position for 6 months from July through December 2019.

Under guidance of expert scientists

  • The Co-op will participate in technology development initiatives and support Amgen's pipeline product development activities from FIH to commercial of large molecule drug products including monoclonal antibodies, and bi specific antibodies.

  • The Co-op will have an opportunity to understand strategies implemented to enable end-to end Drug Product development in the fast-paced environment including lyo process development, drug product stability studies, fill finish process development, drug product process characterization and manufacturing.

  • The Co-op will also learn a suite of analytical techniques with broad applications in bio pharmaceutical industry including, UV spectroscopy, chromatography (size exclusion, cation exchange), reduce capillary electrophoresis, differential scanning calorimetry, moisture sorption, dynamic scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis and particle visualization. During the program, the Co-op will develop an understanding how these analyses are used to support formulation and process development for drug products.

  • The Co-op will also have an opportunity to learn integration of advance information technology and machine learning to drug product process development.

  • The Co-op will be expected to spend most of their time in the lab running experiments, collecting and analyzing data. The Co-op will have an option to present their data in various Amgen forum in form of posters or podium presentations.

Additionally, the Amgen Cambridge site houses teams representing many different functions from Discovery Research and Process Development including drug substance, analytical sciences, information technology, and tech transfer. This diverse and scientifically vibrant site offers great exposure to the entirety of the pharmaceutical development life cycle and the variety of roles available within the industry post-graduation.

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

Concentration(s) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering or related field with an interest in analytical measurements, instrumentation, and data processing

Ability to be proactive and independently understand, follow, and implement instructions

Ablility to manage multiple tasks at once and to work effectively with teams using strong interpersonal skills

Excellent verbal and written communication expertise

Scientific or technical writing experience

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