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Co-op - Research & Development (Biologics Drug Discovery) at Biogen in Cambridge, MA

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Join Biogen's Research \u0026 Early Development group on our protein and cell engineering team - a part of the Biologics Drug Discovery department. The co-op will be tasked with investigating various cellular assay platforms to develop a protein uptake assay used to triage antibody therapeutics. The project will involve extensive molecular biology, construct/protein engineering along with cell engineering for assay development utilizing many cell engineering methods, such as viral transduction.
Job Description
Biogen's Research \u0026 Development team is looking for co-op to join our protein and cell engineering group, which is a part of the Biologics Drug Discovery department. The co-op's role will be to investigate various cellular assay platforms to develop a protein uptake assay that would be used to triage antibody therapeutics. The project will involve extensive molecular biology, construct/protein engineering. It will also involve extensive cell culture, cell engineering for assay development utilizing many cell engineering methods such as viral transduction. We work collaboratively with a wide range of research teams and this platform would be used across many project teams.

Key responsibilities include:
- Design, engineering and cloning of constructs to be used in assay platforms
- Transfections to compare different platforms
- Generation of stable assay lines using viral transduction
Qualifications
To participate in the Biogen Co-op Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
- Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following Biogen co-op assignment
- Minimum grade point average of 3.2 preferred
- At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
- Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies

For this co-op, additional qualifications include:
- Familiarity with aseptic tissue culture technique and basic molecular biology
- Good oral and written communication
- Exceptional documentations skills
Education
Current bachelor's or master's student.

Genetics, molecular biology, biology, biotechnology majors preferred.
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