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Amgen Scientist – Protein Technologies in Burnaby, British Columbia

Title: Scientist – Protein Technologies

Reports to: Director, Research

Location: Burnaby

Req#: R-88064


Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers and develops breakthrough therapies to treat serious human illnesses. Our mission is to serve patients around the world and our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions.

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’s Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative Scientist to join the Protein Technologies group at our Amgen British Columbia site. Protein Technologies is responsible for designing, planning and executing on the generation of key enabling reagents to support discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics as well as cutting-edge novel modalities. We have openings in recombinant protein expression and purification and can craft an opportunity that is the best fit for you and your experience. Well-suited applicants will have broad laboratory training, deep scientific curiosity and the ability to thrive in a team-based research environment. These individuals will also have a demonstrated track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for tackling difficult research challenges.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry


Master’s Degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise with recombinant protein expression and/or purification, including:

  • Strong knowledge of cell biology, expression construct design, cell line engineering and expression strategies for broad classes of proteins including mAbs, bispecific antibodies, intracellular proteins and membrane proteins

  • Training in protein biochemistry, including proficiency in protein purification methods, with experience with chromatography instrumentation

  • Excellent 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

  • Up to 5 years of postdoctoral experience in academic or biotechnology settings

  • Proven record of academic accomplishments (e.g. peer reviewed publications or patents)

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Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview .

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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.

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