Amgen Undergrad Co-op - R&D (Cell Biology Group) in Burnaby, British Columbia

Amgen British Columbia is a research site that specializes and excels in human therapeutic antibody discovery. Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions.

The Cell Sciences team at Amgen BC is looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated student. Working alongside biotechnology industry experts, the successful student will play an important role in antibody discovery using hybridoma and other high throughput technologies. The tasks will comprise, but not be limited to, extensive primary and immortalized cell tissue culture, flow cytometric analysis of immune cell subsets, and advancing our antibody discovery technology platforms by developing and implementing novel solutions. This exciting opportunity will enable the student to gain practical scientific experience in one of the most promising areas of the biotechnology industry.

Essential Functions:

  • Performing various state of the art cell biology approaches, including hybridoma generation, single cell primary culture and FACS analysis

  • Complete a research project that supports our antibody discovery platform or novel technology development efforts, aligned with department's objectives

  • Gain experience in industry-standard data and record keeping, including electronic lab books

  • Communicate data progress at internal meetings; give an oral presentation to the site at the completion of each term; participate in scientific exchange with Amgen Scientists from other sites as opportunities arise

  • Highly organized individuals will thrive in this group

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 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:

Background in Cell Biology and Immunology

Prior experience in tissue culture and immunofluorescence

Effective communication skills for oral and written presentation

Experience with Excel and Word

Able to work for two consecutive four month terms with continued employment for the second term dependent on a positive performance review at the end of the first term

Previous laboratory experience (2nd work term +)

All candidates will be subject to the verification of current college enrollment as well as a Canadian criminal records check prior to employment.

Only candidates who apply via will be considered. We request that all applicants include a cover letter with their resume when they apply. Applicants without a cover letter may not be considered for the position. Please search the database via career category - College Job, keyword 55874.

Amgen retains the right to add or change the duties of the position at any time.

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