Co-op: Product and Technical Development, Cell Culture Development

  • Cambridge, MA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Technical Development
  • Region: US

Company Description

At Biogen, our mission is clear - we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Together, our employees create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for our patient population. 

We at Biogen are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients who we serve. We are focused on strengthening our foundation to advance our overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy and, most importantly, ensure all our employees feel included.

As an intern or co-op at Biogen, you can expect to be placed on a real project, under the guidance of experience professionals and subject matter experts who are invested in your career and academic growth. We also ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to build your network, learn more about our organization through weekly lunch and learns led by leaders from across the company, and join us for several fun events.

Job Description

This application is for a 6-month student role from July - December 2022. Resume review begins in January 2022.

Work within one of several departments in Biogen’s Product and Technology Development (PTD) organization engaged in laboratory activities supporting the development and characterization of therapeutic products, manufacturing processes or new technologies.  

Position Description

As a co-op, you will work within Biogen’s Cell Culture Development organization and be engaged in various laboratory aspects. This opportunity grants you an opportunity to learn about the bioprocessing application of cell culture and observe how early and late-stage drug processes are developed, tested, and transferred to manufacturing scales from lab and pilot scales.

You will perform and document a variety of functions in support of the development of new technologies for cell culture manufacturing processes of human therapeutic biomolecules. You will conduct laboratory cell culture experiments such as setting up and running bench scale bioreactors and shake flasks, assist in experimental design and troubleshooting, and analyze data. 

Candidates must be strong team players and have an ability to collaborate effectively on complex projects. Advance project work by performing relevant tasks to support department goals. Project examples include evaluation of a new technology application, assessment of a process specific hypothesis, development of a new lab test method, or application of engineering principles to bioreactor systems.


  • Self-motivated and independent yet team-oriented.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing to work flexible hours/shifts.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Expected to invest time, as required, to expedite or complete assignments.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency and creativity.
  • Knowledge of mammalian cell culture techniques including aseptic operations, cell biology, biochemistry, analytical techniques, and bioreactor operations is a plus.

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

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


Bachelor’s student in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Life Sciences Field).

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