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Undergrad Co-op - ABC (Tissue Culture and Hybridoma Production) Burnaby Canada,
Posted on : 01 May 2017
Amgen British Columbia, one of several research facilities operated by Amgen Inc., specializes in the discovery and development of human therapeutic antibodies. The research center, located in Burnaby, became part of Amgen with Amgen s acquisition of Abgenix, Inc. in April 2006. It employs approximately 50 people, including research scientists and a small support staff. Amgen is headquartered in the United States and has more than 17,000 staff members worldwide. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science s promise by bringing novel medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics has changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people s lives.Working as part of the ELISA / FACS / Robotics Group, the individual will primarily focus on the automation / robotics aspects of cell culture and hybridoma generation techniques involved in the discovery of novel human therapeutics or diagnostics using XenoMouse!" and Hybridoma technology. These two technologies allow identification of single immune cells from a large population that produces very high affinity antigen specific monoclonal antibodies. These project specific candidate monoclonal antibodies and cells will be used for further mAb characterization and lead selections.Essential FunctionsUtilize automation for all downstream high throughput tissue culture efforts in 96, 384, 24 well formats aseptic handling, cell passaging, media preparationBecome familiar with several robotic platforms, Dynamic Devices 96 / 384-Well Tool Head Oasis, Lynx, VVP, TRx, Biomek FXP Span-8Assist with high throughput screens for molecular and functional studiesOpportunity to learn multiple techniques normalizations, transfections, ELISAs, FACSsAntibody Quantification using Bio-Layer Interferometry (Octet)Gain valuable experience in organization and multitaskingBasic 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 QualificationsIn 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 termPrior work experience in tissue culture preferredKnowledge of immunology & molecular biologyExperienced with Excel and WordExperience in computer programming would be an assetAttention to detail and excellent record keeping skillsTeam-oriented, flexible and willing to learnAmgen 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 37446.
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