Computational Biology Grad Intern (Clinical Biomarkers & Diagnostics)

Amgen, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

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Do more with the knowledge you’re working hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Through this program, you will acquire the valuable hands-on skills and foundational experience to become the professional you are meant to be in your chosen field.

Computational Biology Grad Intern (Clinical Biomarkers & Diagnostics)


This could be your everyday

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. During this program, you will play an integral role in advancing Amgen’s oncology pipeline by developing novel algorithms and statistical workflows for analysis of clinical biomarker data.

  • Computationally integrate 'omics, imaging, and clinical chemistry biomarker data to improve understanding of drug mechanism of action
  • Develop and evaluate AI/ML models and composite biomarkers of efficacy, safety, and patient stratification
  • Implement programmatic tools for biomarker data integration, management, visualization, analysis, and presentation
  • Effectively communicate emerging biomarker insights to clinical study teams at clinical biomarker development team meetings

Here’s what it takes to Win

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The intellectually curious individual we seek is a budding computational biologist with these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

Amgen requires that all individuals applying for a grad internship or a co-op assignment at Amgen must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled in an MBA program for an MBA internship OR a Master’s program for a
  • Master’s internship OR a PharmD program for a PharmD internship OR Ph.D. for a PhD internship from an accredited college or university and completion of the first year of MBA OR
  • Master’s OR Pharm D OR Ph.D. program before the internship starts
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university following the potential internship or co-op assignment
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts
  • Student must be located in the United States for the duration of the internship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree concentration(s) in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or a similarly quantitative discipline.
  • Working knowledge of the drug development process.
  • Demonstrable programming experience in modern data science languages (R/Python/Julia/similar).
  • Experience with version control software (git)

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth in addition to their well-being:

  • Build a network of colleagues that will endure and grow throughout your time with us and beyond.
  • Bring your authentic self to the table and become the professional you’re inspired to be through accepting a culture that values the diversity of thought and experience and will flex to your strengths and possibilities.
  • Participate in executive and social networking events, as well as community volunteer projects.
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