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Undergrad Co-op - ABC (Cell Based Screening & Antibody Characterization) Burnaby Canada,
Posted on : 07 May 2017
Amgen British Columbia, one of Burnaby s premier biotechnology companies, is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic antibody products targeting disease prevention and treatment. The company's antibody technology platform enables the rapid generation and selection of high affinity, fully human antibody product candidates to essentially any disease target appropriate for antibody therapy.Working in partnership with our U.S. based parent company, Amgen Inc., Amgen British Columbia leverages its leading technology, flexible manufacturing capabilities and a network of partnerships for the discovery, development and manufacture of therapeutic antibodies for serious health conditions. For more information, please visit our website at www.amgen.com.The student will be part of a high-energy, fast paced team responsible for cell screening and antibody characterization in our antibody generation process. The team utilizes Flow Cytometry, Cellinsight and Cellomics Arrayscan as the screening platforms. In addition to becoming proficient in cell screening, the student is expected to maintain a variety of cell lines and is responsible for cell transfections and general lab duties. The student will have the opportunity to develop novel assays to assist in characterizing lead antibodies.Essential Functions:Performs a variety of Cell-based assays:assays used to characterize the immune response in immunized animalshigh-throughput cell screens to identify antigen specific antibodiesfunctional assays to characterize antibodies for epitope specificity, ligand blocking and species reactivityGain strong working knowledge of Flow Cytometry, Cellinsight and ArrayscanCritically evaluate data and present results to the teamTissue culture and transfectionsOptimize/develop assaysBasic QualificationsAmgen 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 olderCurrently enrolled in a full time Bachelor s degree program from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalentCompletion of one year of study from an accredited college or university prior to the internship commencingEnrolled in a full time Bachelor s or Combined Bachelor's/Master's degree program following the potential internship or co-op assignment with an accredited college or universityMust not be employed at the time the internship startsPreferred QualificationsPrevious lab experienceGeneral knowledge of immunology & molecular biology would be an assetExcellent organizational skills and attention to detailFunction effectively as part of a teamIn the process of earning a Bachelor s of Science degree in Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biology/Microbiology, Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplineAble 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 termAmgen 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. Only candidates who apply via http://careers.amgen.com/ will be considered. Please search for Keyword 37492.
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