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Amgen Associate Scientist- Cytometry Sciences in South San Francisco, California

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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- Cytometry Sciences

We are seeking a motivated Associate Scientist with flow cytometry experience as applied to basic research that utilizes cell lines, human blood specimens or other relevant tissues. This is team-oriented, laboratory-centered role in a dynamic core facility. The applicant will work with supervision and will integrate activities with many scientists that access this core laboratory resource. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Associate Scientist will be accountable for high quality results while exhibiting and making sure safe working practices throughout. A major emphasis of this position is the ability of the applicant to embrace a role of continuous self-improvement and self-motivation in a team-oriented environment to increase his/her practical scientific abilities - as well as improving the quality of science generated from the facility.

This role represents an excellent opportunity for a motivated and scientist who is energized by interacting with others in a dynamic and fast-paced setting, sharing the common goal to develop therapeutics designed to address unmet medical needs.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will Have the ability to calibrate and operate multiparameter flow cytometers, including cell sorters, with an additional ability to learn additional relevant skills as appropriate.

  • The ability to identify and report instrument problems and perform basic troubleshooting / remediation with training.

  • The ability to compile multiparameter fluorophore panels that maximize signal while minimizing fluorescence spillover.

  • The ability to guide others how to use the facility.

  • The ability to work in a biosafety level 2 plus laboratory environment.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Dynamic professional we seek is a go-getter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in the life sciences OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education in the life sciences; Prior experience working in a biopharmaceutical company.

  • A working knowledge of good documentation practices and scientific conduct as defined by standard operating procedures.

  • Experience designing basic flow cytometry staining panels and performing analysis / cell sorting.

  • A working knowledge of Becton Dickinson flow cytometers and software.


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

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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.