Grad Intern - Ops (Process Development- Cell Therapy)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 04, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Amgen's 10 - 12 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that impact patient's lives. This internship provides the opportunity for executive and social networking events and to participate in community volunteer projects while providing a competitive compensation.

Relocation in the form of a miscellaneous allowance will be provided for eligible candidates.

Amgen is seeking a graduate intern at its main headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA to join the Process Development Cellular Sciences group and focus on the development of our cell therapy manufacturing process. The viability of the T cells post-thaw, and their ability to elicit cytotoxic effects upon target recognition, is essential for T cell therapies to be effective treatments. The focus of the internship will be to evaluate commercially available cryoprotectants and determine the effects on engineered T cell viability, function and phenotype post-thaw.

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

Completion as a first year graduate student before internship starts and currently enrolled in a Master's program for a Masters internship OR a PhD for a PhD internship from an accredited college or university

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 biological sciences, biochemistry, chemical or biomedical engineering
  • Experience with cell culture and general lab techniques required
  • Knowledge of cellular therapy and the current CAR T manufacturing process
  • Experience in culturing PBMCs, human T cells and mammalian cell lines
  • Experience with immunophenotyping using flow cytometry
  • Experience with lentiviral transduction
  • Excellent record keeping and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and in a collaborative environment with other members of the group

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