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Amgen Scientist, Biologic Discovery and Molecule 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.

Scientist, Biologic Discovery and Molecule Engineering


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.

We have an opening for a Scientist position in our antibody discovery group, located at Amgen British Columbia. This team specializes in the discovery of antibody-based therapeutics across Amgen’s key therapeutic areas. In addition, the team generates enabling antibodies tools to support the development of projects across Amgen’s late-stage pipeline.

The candidate will be responsible for development and implementation of display technologies that further our ability to discover antibodies with novel functional properties and specificities.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients . The professional we seek is a creative problem-solving scientist, passionate for tackling difficult research challenges with these qualifications.

  • Doctorate degree with post doc research experience; Master’s degree and 4 years of industry experience; or Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of industry experience

  • Experience in antibody discovery and engineering

  • Hands on experience with display technologies (yeast, phage, or mammalian), and a working knowledge of antibody engineering.

  • Interest and ability to leverage Data analysis and visualization software tools.

  • Broad laboratory training, deep scientific curiosity, an ability to communicate effectively and a demonstrated ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Philosophy degree with 2+ years’ experience or equivalent level of industry experience relevant for this role

  • Degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related discipline

  • Hands-on experience with antibody discovery and selection techniques

  • Familiarity with display systems (yeast, phage, or mammalian), next generation sequencing, and high throughput molecular biology

  • Highly organized and motivated self-starter with superior problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement new technologies independently

  • Excels in a collaborative work environment on cross-functional and cross-site teams

  • Outstanding oral and written communication abilities


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.