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BioChemistry BioPhysics Intern Position @ Biogen Cambridge | USA

BioChemistry BioPhysics Intern Position @ Biogen Cambridge | USA

BioChemistry BioPhysics Intern Position @ Biogen Cambridge | USA: One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen today has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and is at the forefront of research into new medicines for neurological conditions and rare genetic disorders. Led by world-class research and development, Biogen uses novel science and leading-edge technologies to create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for patients with few or no treatment options. Our global organization of more than 7,000 employees has a clear focus: to have the greatest impact on patients of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry. Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world’s oldest independent biotechnology companies. Our development pipeline is focused on areas of high unmet medical need, as we pursue new therapies for patients suffering from diseases with few or no treatment options. These include programs for Alzheimer’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, spinal muscular atrophy and neuropathic pain amongst others. With more than 7,000 people worldwide, Biogen is truly a global organization. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to our research operations. Our international operations are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. We offer therapies globally through direct affiliate presence in 30 countries and a network of distribution partners in over 50 additional countries.

BioChemistry BioPhysics Intern Position @ Biogen Cambridge | USA

Date: Feb 28, 2017

Location: Cambridge, MA, US

Company: Biogen

External Posting Title Intern: Drug Discovery Biochemistry/Biophysics

Job Description: This is a full-time internship opportunity from June – August 2017.

In the small molecule drug discovery process, protein structures are crucial to informing structure-based chemistry design.

During this internship, the candidate will strive to advance understanding of inhibition of a small molecule drug target. This project will involve expressing recombinant protein in insect cells using baculoviral infection. The protein will be purified using various methods including affinity purification, ion exchange chromatography, and size exclusion chromatography. Purified protein will be analyzed using a variety of biophysical methods including ITC, DSF, SPR, and x-ray crystallography with support and training from the Physical Biochemistry team.

Requisition Number: 30739BR


  • Experience with protein expression or purification (preferred, not required)
  • Knowledge of biophysical techniques (i.e., thermal shift or SPR)
  • Willingness and eagerness to perform experiments and contribute to drug discovery efforts
  • Ability to communicate scientific results in small group settings

To participate in the Biogen Intern Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate program, returning to the academic program following Biogen Intern assignment
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 preferred
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date


  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related discipline


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from “@biogen.com” email accounts.

Nearest Major Market: Cambridge
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston
Job Segment: Intern, Biochemistry, Scientific, Biotech, Entry Level, Science, Engineering, Research

BioChemistry BioPhysics Intern Position @ Biogen Cambridge | USA

To Apply: https://jobs.biogen.com/talentcommunity/apply/393515300/?locale=en_US

View Original Notification: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Intern-Drug-Discovery-BiochemistryBiophysics-MA-02138/393515300

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