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Amgen Sr Associate Scientist (Fixed Term) in Copenhagen, Denmark

Amgen is one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies. For nearly four decades, Amgen has pioneered biotechnology breakthroughs, to bring state-of-the-art medicines from laboratory to the patient. Amgen has not only discovered and developed innovative human therapeutics but has invested in cutting edge manufacturing capability and support services to deliver these exciting therapies to medical teams around the world.

At Amgen Research Copenhagen (ARC) we are currently seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic, team-spirited, goal-oriented and hands-on Scientist to join our DNA-Encoded Library (DEL) Production team. If you have a strong desire to learn and want to work in the exciting interface of chemistry and biology, we may have a highly interesting job for you. The DEL production team is responsible for the generation of high-quality compound libraries containing billions of novel DNA-encoded small molecules, including the development and optimization of new DNA-compatible chemistries used for library generation. The open position is lab-based and offers the chance to work with both molecular biology techniques and chemistry, most commonly gel electrophoresis and DNA ligation and parallel processes with combinatorial synthetic chemistry.

This position is a fixed term maternity leave cover assignment of 12 months with the possibility of extension.


The position offers technical and scientific challenges within an exciting new field of drug discovery. You will together with the DNA-Encoded Library Production Team participate in, among others:

  • Design and synthesis of novel DNA-encoded compounds

  • Optimization of existing DNA-compatible chemistries

  • Development of new DNA-compatible chemistries for our libraries

  • Understanding structure reactivity relationship of library fragments

  • Quality control of library fragments

  • Optimization of library generation processes


The ideal candidate should:

  • Hold a M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry or related discipline with a solid understanding of organic chemistry as well as an insight in chemical biology with focus on DNA

  • Have documented understanding of drug discovery

  • Have a structured working approach, a desire for bench work, multitasking skills, good computer skills, be good at trouble shooting, be very comfortable working both individually and in teams

  • Show high motivation, dedication, creativity with an ambition to succeed

  • Collaborate with other scientists and professionals outside the department

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a fast-paced team environment

  • Have excellent people, communication and English language skills

  • Knowledge of basic office and chemistry software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ChemDraw, and SciFinder.


Please note that it is required to have permit to live and work in Denmark for application. All applications and contacts are confidential. We want your application as soon as possible, since selection starts instantly. In case of any questions, please contact the manager Titi Kronborg at

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