Grad Intern - R&D (ML for Proteins)


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.

Grad Intern - R&D (ML for Proteins)


This could be your everyday

Let's do this. Let's change the world. During this program, you will apply state of the art machine learning techniques to the prediction of protein properties important for the development of novel drugs.

Amgen's 10 - 13 week internship program offers significant project experiences that impact patient's lives. Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

The Protein Technologies team is responsible for crafting, planning, and completing the generation of key enabling DNA and protein reagents to support discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and ground breaking novel modalities across Amgen's therapeutic areas.

This internship explores machine learning methods that demonstrate both sequence and structural information to predict protein properties important for the development of novel drugs. The successful intern will explore various implementations, comparing transfer learning to custom networks, and evaluate their method on datasets as well as by visual inspection. The final method will then be applied to new incoming data for ongoing testing to improve performance. Well-suited applicants will have a background in machine learning and a curiosity about proteins.

The intern will gain hands-on experience in protein evaluation in an industrial setting and will have the opportunity to interact with various functions such as in Protein Technologies and Computational Data sciences. This opportunity will allow the intern to see first-hand how early-stage large molecule drug development is conducted.

This internship can be conducted in person at South San Francisco or remotely.


Here's what it takes to Win

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The individual we seek has a background in machine learning and an interest in proteins.

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 PhD 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 PhD program before 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

Preferred Qualifications

Degree concentration(s) in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related area

Familiarity with Python or other programming languages

Familiarity with PyTorch, TensorFlow, or related packages

Familiarity with AlphaFold/RoseTTAFold, ESM, etc. a plus

Familiarity with protein structure and protein structure visualization using PyMOL or other related software is a plus


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and 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 culture that values 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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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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