2021 Summer Graduate Intern - Clinical Pharmacology Modeling and Simulation

South San Francisco, CA, US
Apr 02, 2021
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.

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

The Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling and Simulation department supports Amgen clinical development and translational sciences programs across multiple therapeutic areas. The department is seeking a graduate student for a summer internship opportunity at Amgen. The internship assignment will be related to core clinical pharmacology activities with specific tasks targeted to answer key development questions and achieve short-term goals for the department. This individual will identify strategies/decision-making used for dose-selection, understand trial designs and recommend dose finding strategy to enable selection of a safe and effective dose, route and regimen for small molecules and biologics by applying the principles of quantitative pharmacology. Specific activities include a systematic review of FDA/BLA/NDA documents, scientific literature search, and gathering and summarizing the collected data. The assignment will span a period of 10-12 weeks concluded with an internal presentation of results of project to CPMS scientific staff and leadership.

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 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 Pharmacometrics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline.
  • In at least the third year of current program.
  • Proficiency in modeling software (e. g. R, NONMEM, SAS, PhoenixTM WinNonlin).
  • Interest in analyzing PK/PD and/or clinical trial data using advanced pharmacometric or statistical modeling methodologies.
  • Intellectual curiosity with the ability to rapidly learn new concepts, strong organizational, project management, problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

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.