At Biogen, our mission is clear – we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Together, our employees create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for our patient population.
We at Biogen are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients who we serve. We are focused on strengthening our foundation to advance our overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy and, most importantly, ensure all our employees feel included.
As an intern or co-op at Biogen, you can expect to be placed on a real project, under the guidance of experienced professionals and subject matter experts who are invested in your career and academic growth. We also ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to build your network, learn more about our organization through weekly Lunch and Learns led by leaders from across the company, and join us for several fun events.
The Gene Therapy Accelerator Unit (GTxAU) represents Biogen’s center of expertise to develop next-generation gene therapies based on Adeno-Associated vectors. Our mission is to support Biogen’s rapidly growing gene therapy pipeline to treat currently untreatable neurodegenerative, neuroinflammatory, and ophthalmologic disorders. We work to achieve this mission by engineering and validating pre-clinical & clinical candidates and developing new technologies to improve efficacy, safety, and manufacturing processes.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join the GTxAU. The position represents an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fast-growing gene therapy field.
In this position, you will support the engineering and purification processes for exploratory and pipeline projects. Day-to-day responsibilities can include molecular cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, tissue culture-related activities, and characterization by PCR and western blot. In addition, you should be able to assist with data analysis and interpretation, maintain accurate electronic records and effectively present your work at team meetings. Projects could include purification and analytical characterization of AAV-based clinical candidates using chromatography and filtration systems, NGS library prep, or capsid engineering activities.
To participate in the Biogen Internship Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
- At least 18 years of age before the scheduled start date
- Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
Additional qualifications for the role:
- Experience with basic lab techniques
- Strong team player attitude
- Proven ability to multitask
- Good communication skills
BSc student in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Genetics or related scientific disciplines