Undergrad Co-op - Process Development (Pilot Plant)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 14, 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.

We are seeking a co-op for the Thousand Oaks, CA Pilot Plant to execute a variety of production/related operations. The Co-op will perform both upstream and downstream process execution and support activities (such as vial thaw, cell culture, chromatography, filtration, centrifugation, UF/DF, buffer preparation and equipment setup/cleaning) and will be supporting technology development activities including characterization efforts. A significant amount of time will be spent performing hands-on work on the plant floor executing runs, performing experiments/studies and working with pilot scale equipment.

This Pilot Plant performs bioprocessing operations for multiple mammalian products in order to develop and demonstrate production processes and to produce drug substance for a variety of purposes. The plant performs upstream and downstream production activities, from vial thaw through drug substance production. The environment is challenging and ever-changing, with varying degrees of process definition and frequent piloting of novel process operations.

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

Degree concentration in science and/or engineering (Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, etc.)

Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Previous Co-Op and/or academic lab experience

Ability to gown and gain entry to laboratory areas

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Join Us

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.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.