Grad Intern - Operations - Process Development (Summer 2021)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Nov 17, 2020
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.

Amgen's 10-13 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.

Limited relocation housing and/or transportation allowance may be available for eligible candidates.

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

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

Currently enrolled in an Master's program for a Master's internship from an accredited college or university and completion of the first year of Master's 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 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

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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.