Amgen British Columbia, one of several research facilities operated by Amgen Inc., specializes in the discovery and development of human therapeutic antibodies. Amgen is headquartered in the United States and has more than 22,000 staff members worldwide. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing novel medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics has changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people’s lives.

We are seeking an Undergrad Co-op Research Application Software Engineer to join the multi-site Research & Development Informatics (R&DI) organization. If you are interested in learning how cutting-edge AWS cloud technology can help advance innovative medicine discovery, join our exciting cross-functional team of technical and scientific talent.

The Research Informatics (RI) team supports Research teams globally with innovative IS and Data Science solutions to accelerate and grow Amgen’s pipeline of biopharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is driven by our commitment to the IS Vision:

  • Unlock knowledge and data for faster innovation
  • Bring value with compelling, consumable and resilient technology
  • Enrich Amgen’s engagement with patients and the healthcare community
  • Further, we at Amgen are building upon our proven oncology foundation and long-term dedication to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules – and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients.


  • Support the Research Informatics technology portfolio through software and data engineering contributions for research that will aid in uncovering new and deeper insights for the discovery of novel therapeutics
  • Organize and manage and transfer large datasets to and from cloud-based storage solutions
  • Building and maintaining analysis pipelines to run on AWS cloud technology stacks
  • Adhere to standard methodologies for testing and designing reusable code

Basic Qualifications

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

18 years or older

Currently enrolled in a full time Bachelor’s degree program from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent

Completion of one year of study from an accredited college or university prior to the internship commencing

Enrolled in a full time Bachelor’s or Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program following the potential internship or co-op assignment with an accredited college or university

Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications

Degree concentration(s): Big Data, Health Informatics, Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering or related field

Experience with AWS cloud technologies (AWS Batch, S3, Lambda, etc) and/or high-performance distributed computing environments (SGE, Slurm, etc)

Experience with bioinformatics methods and tools

Understanding of agile methodology & DevOps (Jenkins, Docker, JIRA, Github) frameworks

Experience with analytical or bioinformatics pipelining tools such as Nextflow, SnakeMake, etc.

Good learning agility, ability to pick up new technologies used to support early drug discovery data analysis needs

Understanding of code and testing standard methodologies, technologies, and tools (e.g. Jira, github, bitbucket, etc.)

Advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Strong written and oral communication skills and technical expertise to be able to communicate effectively with business and technology partners

Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently

All candidates will be subject to the verification of current college enrollment as well as a Canadian criminal records check prior to employment.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Join Us

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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