Co-op: Gene Therapy Development

Job Description

This position is a 6-month Co-op from January – June 2022

Biogen’s Product and Technology Development (PTD) organization engagesin 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 inour 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 ofAAV gene therapies. 

Day to day responsibilities will include:
  • Passaging cultures, transfection experiments,andcell line engineering.
  • Traditional molecular and synthetic biology experiments,andhigh throughput automation experiments.
  • Data recording,interpretationand 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 BiogenInternshipProgram, 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.

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.