Intern: Associate Scientist

  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Interns & Co-ops
  • Region: US

Job Description

The Analytical Biochemistry Group is a part of the Biotherapeutics and Medicinal Sciences Department within Research and Development.  We provide biochemical and biophysical data for protein drug candidates and for protein reagents used for early discovery, transition, and development projects.  This work helps to advance Biogen’s goal of bringing new treatments for patients with unmet medical needs.  Our work includes validation of protein primary structures using various forms of chromatography, peptide mapping, disulfide linkage analysis, carbohydrate analysis, mass spectrometry and N-terminal sequencing 

Position Description 

The summer student will be introduced to peptide mapping analysis (LC-MS/MS) of proteins, with emphasis on software processing.  The summer student will participate in evaluation of Biopharma Finders software for peptide mapping data analysis and compare it to other software.  In addition, the summer student will learn how to characterize proteins by intact mass analysis, including preparation of samples, operation of LC-MS systems, process and interpretation of LC-MS data.  Evaluation and validation of software for peptide mapping data analysis will make increase our work more efficient and streamlined.  By participating in protein analysis by mass spectrometry, the summer student will not only learn, but also increase our work flow.      


We are looking for a student who is enthusiastic and is passionate about science and work. The candidate should have strong computer skills and some biochemistry knowledge and lab experience.   

To participate in the Biogen Co-op Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. 
  • Grade point average of 3.2 or higher preferred 
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date 
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university 


A graduate student with major in biochemistry, analytical biochemistry, biotechnology and related fields. 


Cambridge, MA 

Relocation is not offered for this position. 

Additional Information

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