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.
This position is a 6-month Co-op from January – June 2022
Biogen’s Product and Technology Development (PTD) organization engages in laboratory activities supporting the development and characterization of therapeutic products, manufacturing processes or new technologies. We are seeking self-motivated scientists and engineers interested in supporting our mission in our gene therapy-cell line technologies group to contribute to ongoing efforts to develop and engineer viral vector production mammalian host cell systems.
You will be a part of the cell line technologies team and gain experience in cell line engineering and cell line development in multiple AAV vector production host cell systems. You will also have opportunities to be exposed to other line functions such as upstream and downstream processing through collaborations and cross-training.
Engineered cell lines will be the backbone of multiple efforts to increase AAV productivity and further understand how to drive product quality. By the end of the Co-op, you will have hands-on experience in multiple industry-leading AAV production technologies and contribute to critical raw materials (cell lines) for the production of AAV gene therapies.
Day to day responsibilities will include:
- Passaging cultures, transfection experiments, and cell line engineering.
- Traditional molecular and synthetic biology experiments, and high throughput automation experiments.
- Data recording, interpretation and presentation for ongoing work in group meetings.
- Generate material for upstream, downstream, analytical and research development activities while contributing to experiments for cell line engineering to improve system productivity and product quality.
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 prior to the scheduled start date
- Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
Students majoring in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or a related field.