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Amgen Associate Scientist - Computational Protein Engineering 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 - Computational Protein Engineering

Hybrid Role- You will be working from our Burnaby, BC office about 2 times a week.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world! In this vital role within Amgen’s Discovery Protein Science group, you will apply and develop computational methods to advance drug discovery to help patients. The team works on implementing and developing protein modelling, design and engineering protocols relevant to the development of novel therapeutics. You will also coordinate closely with other computational groups and wet lab scientists to turn computational models into real-world solutions.


  • Evaluate, pilot, and develop research methods for the computational redesign of proteins which will support ongoing drug discovery campaigns.

  • Work in interdisciplinary computational and experimental teams within Amgen to optimize and improve therapeutically relevant proteins.

  • Stay current with new developments in protein engineering and apply ideas from new methods into computational design workflows to develop better therapeutics.

  • Develop and share scientific tools with other scientists to enable more effective drug discovery processes.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we seek is has these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 2 years of relevant experience

  • OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with command line computing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSc. in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Biology, Engineering, or related discipline.OR

  • MSc. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related discipline with relevant programming experience and 2 years of relevant experience.

  • Strong programming in languages like Python, C/C++, or Java, and experience optimizing the performance of tools in cloud compute environments, such as AWS

  • Familiarity with structure and function of antibody molecules, and experience with relevant protein design software packages (Knowledge of The Rosetta Software is an asset)

  • Familiar with high performance cloud computing and the current tools of computational protein design

  • Solid understanding of wet-lab protein biochemistry experiments which are used to evaluate molecule properties

  • AI/Machine Learning knowledge is an asset

  • Comfortable working in a cross-site, collaborative team environment to tackle real world health solutions

  • Strong interdisciplinary written and verbal communication and teamwork skills


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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

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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.