Amgen Biochemist in predictive safety in Cambridge, Massachusetts

As part of our commitment to bring safe and transformative medicines to patients, we are growing our innovative Translational Systems Biology group at Amgen. Our mission is to ensure that the drugs we develop are safe.

To achieve this we are applying a variety of human-focused in vitro approaches, including biochemistry, omics techniques, human genetics, molecular and cellular biology to develop assays that can predict or elucidate mechanisms leading to drug safety issues. In addition to working broadly to support pipeline projects, we are also developing novel platform for assessing the safety of our drug targets in human systems with the long-term goal of being able to focus our future regulatory studies in this area.

Amgen is seeking a Scientist with expertise in biochemistry and proteomics to join our group to work out of their Cambridge, MA location.

The responsibilities of the Scientist position include:

  • Taking a leading role to biomarker strategy, discovery and development utilizing modern biochemical and molecular approach

  • Design and perform fit for purpose experiments to understand molecular mechanism of drug adverse effects to support safety prediction

  • Apply scientific and technical background in assay development and qualification across multiple platforms

  • Evaluate the implementation of new platforms and collaborations to advance safety assessment

  • Work in a highly diverse and integrated environment and mentor junior scientists

  • Proactively engage in issue resolution and deliver high quality data in a timely manner

  • Able to perform mega data analysis, interpretation and presentation

  • Prepare, review and deliver scientific presentations internally and externally

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD

  • 2+ years of postdoctoral experience with a focus on proteomics and biochemistry

  • Experience in biochemistry, protein chemistry, pharmacology, or molecular biology

  • Strong laboratory experience in biomarker or target discovery/validation with expertise in high sensitivity protein and/or nucleic acid based platforms

  • Experience in resolving experimental questions through design and application of both traditional and innovative scientific and technical approaches (mass spectrometry-based biomarker discovery; imaging)

  • Experience in field of immune-oncology and neurology

  • Demonstration of scientific excellence, curiosity, proactivity, critical thinking and review

  • Thrive within change, highly adaptable and embrace new challenges with a positive attitude

  • Scientifically nimble, multipurpose and adaptable

  • Inspired by innovation and out-of-the-box thinking

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.