Amgen Senior Associate Scientist - Molecular Biology in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a motivated and experienced molecular biologist to join the Biologics Optimization team at our state-of-the-art research facility at Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Biologics Optimization group is responsible for the optimization, production, assessment, and selection of large molecule drug candidates. We are a multidisciplinary team with capabilities in molecule design, cloning, expression, purification and analysis of therapeutic proteins.

The Senior Associate Scientist will apply their knowledge of DNA cloning for recombinant protein production to support a high-throughput cloning pipeline for large molecule therapeutics. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to innovation in the design and production of biologics through strategies such as vector engineering for mammalian expression, cloning and expression process optimization, and large molecule modality engineering.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong track record of independent scientific experimental work

Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly in a cross functional team environment

Expertise in modern molecular biology techniques such as Golden Gate, Gibson, or Seamless cloning

Familiarity with antibody and/or bispecific antibody sequence and structure

Expertise in mammalian cell culture

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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