Amgen

Grad Intern - R&D (Computational Protein Engineering) - Summer 2021

Employer
Amgen
Location
South San Francisco, CA, US
Posted
Jan 15, 2021
Ref
R-109293
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Summary

Amgen's 10 - 13 week internship program offers meaningful project experiences that impact patient's lives. 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.

The Protein Technologies team is responsible for designing, planning, and executing on the generation of key enabling DNA and protein reagents to support discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and cutting-edge novel modalities across Amgen's therapeutic areas.

This internship explores computational methods that leverage both sequence and structural information to design stabilizing mutations, especially at interfaces, into proteins of interest. The successful intern will implement and automate methods and then apply them to a set of test proteins for evaluation. Well-suited applicants will have an interest in protein engineering and the development computational protocols.

The intern will gain hands-on experience in protein design in an industrial setting and will have the opportunity to interact with various functions such as in Protein Technologies and Biologics, Molecular Engineering, and Discovery Analytical Sciences. This opportunity will allow the intern to see first-hand how early-stage large molecule drug development is conducted.

This internship will be conducted remotely.

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 MBA program for a MBA internship OR a Master's program for a Masters internship OR a PharmD program for a PharmD internship OR 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 Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Biology, or other related Life Science OR Degree concentration in Computer Science with some familiarity with biochemistry
  • Familiarity with protein structure and protein structure visualization using PyMOL or other related software
  • Familiarity with protein structure prediction or design using Rosetta or other related software
  • Knowledge of basic Unix commands


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 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.

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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.