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Amgen Associate Scientist, Cell Sciences in Burnaby, British Columbia


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Associate Scientist- 14 month contract role


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Amgen’s Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative Senior Associate/Associate Scientist to join the Antibody Discovery Team at our Amgen British Columbia site for a 14 month contract role. The individual would join a fast-paced team to discover novel therapeutic and reagent antibodies.

The position would involve the isolation and manipulation of primary B-cells; hybridoma generation; the optimization and execution of novel screens and assay development. Well-suited applicant will have broad laboratory training, deep scientific curiosity and a positive approach to working in a team-based research environment. This individual will also have a track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for tackling difficult research challenges.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Isolation, manipulation, and immortalization of primary B-cells; generation and characterization of hybridoma panels

  • FACS analysis of primary and immortalized cell populations

  • Experiments advancing established and new antibody discovery platforms; assay development

  • Frequent communication within the Cell Sciences Team, and other teams at the site; data compilation and presentation


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Associate Scientist we seek is a driven and scientifically curious individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

BS/MS degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry or a related discipline and 2 years+ of scientific laboratory experience.

  • Experience in antibody discovery technologies including hybridoma

  • Expertise with aseptic cell culture techniques including:

  • Isolation and culture of primary immune cells

  • Cell line generation including experience with transfection on mammalian expression platforms

  • Training in flow cytometry

  • Experience with biochemical screens including ELISA and basic cellular imaging techniques and analysis

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment

  • Demonstrated scientific analysis and problem-solving skills


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

• Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

• A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

• Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.