Grad Intern - R&D (Genome Analysis Unit)

Los Angeles, CA
Jan 01, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Do more with the knowledge youre working hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Through this program, you will acquire the valuable hands-on skills and foundational experience to become the professional you are meant to be in your chosen field.

Grad Intern R&D (Genome Analysis Unit)


This could be your everyday

Lets do this. Lets change the world. During this program, you will work with ground breaking data to help cure the world most untreatable diseases

At AMGEN's Genome Analysis Unit (GAU) we are looking for a driven and creative graduate student intern to work on producing tools for single cell data visualization and analysis, as part of our single cell Multi-omics platform.

The selected intern would help develop and implement methods to assess and visualize changes in gene expression, cell population composition, transcriptional variance, as well as pathways in data from single cell experiments.

The intern will craft a dashboard in RShiny for visualizing single cell derived readouts of interest. This tool, coupled with inventive experimental design, will help identify specific cell types and uncover patterns hidden in the data. In addition, the insights generated by this tool will allow us to better evaluate and assess the responses of target therapies, and reveal better therapeutic targets for tumor therapies.


Heres what it takes to Win

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The passionate individual we seek is highly motivated with these qualifications.

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 Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

Currently enrolled in an MBA program for an MBA internship OR a Masters 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 and completion of the first year of MBA OR Masters OR Pharm D OR PhD 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

Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program from an accredited college or university and completion of the first year of before internship starts.

Graduated with a Bachelors degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

Degree concentration(s) in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics, or related field

Experience crafting shiny apps for visualizing data

Experience with R, Python or other programming languages

Experience working with multi-dimensional data

Good interpersonal and communication skills


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Build a network of colleagues that will endure and grow throughout your time with us and beyond.
  • Bring your authentic self to the table and become the professional youre inspired to be through accepting culture that values diversity of thought and experience, and will flex to your strengths and possibilities.
  • Participate in executive and social networking events, as well as community volunteer projects.


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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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.