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Amgen Associate Scientist - Oncology and Inflammation Research in South San Francisco, California

We are building upon our solid oncology foundation and long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules – and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients.

The Department of Oncology and Inflammation Research at Amgen, South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist to perform research studies aimed at elucidating mechanisms of inflammation and immune-mediated regulation of cancer in order to develop novel therapies. S/he will be an integral member of a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas including Inflammation, Therapeutic Discovery, and Medical Sciences.

Position Responsibilities

Plan and perform in-vivo models of inflammation and cancer to support departmental research

Work in a team environment to collaborate and assist colleagues with pipeline programs and experiments

Analyze and interpret data to present to internal lab meetings

Manage and maintain electronic laboratory notebooks

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree and 2 years Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Research experience in immunology, cancer biology, cell biology, or biochemistry

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Cellular immunology techniques including multi-color flow cytometry and primary cell isolation, in vivo mouse models of cancer and/or inflammation, molecular biology, bioinformatics analysis of large gene expression datasets

Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication record and/or significant contributions to a therapeutic development program

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Knowledgeable, highly motivated, creative, and collaborative

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.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

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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.

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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.​