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Amgen Associate Scientist – Protein Biochemistry in South San Francisco, California

Job Summary

Amgen’s Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking an enthusiastic team-oriented Associate Scientist to join the Protein Technologies group at our South San Francisco site. Protein Technologies is responsible for designing, planning and executing on the generation of key enabling reagents to support early discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and cutting-edge novel modalities.

The Associate Scientist will be responsible for hands-on protein purification and biochemical characterization for a variety of protein classes. Will work closely with other protein biochemists and colleagues in expression and analytics groups within Therapeutic Discovery to:

  • Purify recombinant proteins of various formats.

  • Perform standard analytical techniques to assess final protein quality.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree and 2 years of related scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad training in protein biochemistry including:

  • Proficiency in protein purification methods including experience with chromatography instrumentation.

  • Understanding of and hands-on experience with common strategies for protein expression.

  • Familiarity with analytical methods such as HPLC or LC-MS.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Desire to be a team player in a cross-functional environment.

  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a dynamic environment.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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 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.