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Amgen Flow Cytometry Scientist, Clinical Biomarkers and Diagnostics in South San Francisco, California


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.

Flow Cytometry Scientist;

Assay Design, Implementation, Analysis; Cell-Based Platforms;

Clinical Biomarkers and Diagnostics


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role an integral member of a dynamic group of scientists and platform experts you will perform clinical biomarker assays employing a variety of platforms to support our drug development efforts.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited

  • Collaborate with scientists representing multiple therapeutic areas and work closely with groups in other functional areas.

  • Employ a wide variety of platforms including Immunohistochemistry and multi parametric flow cytometry in our biomarker laboratory to develop and qualify biomarker assays to support various clinical programs.

  • Choose the appropriate platform, plan and perform laboratory experiments

  • Document experimental protocols and results, analyze and interpret data

  • Present results to the stakeholders and working with internal and external partners.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The highly motivated Professional we seek is a type of Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree and 3 · experience in biomarker assay development and qualification.


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of the relevant scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of IHC assays and IHC image analysis software such as HALO is a preferred.

  • Experience with complex data analysis software for flow cytometry such as FlowJo, FCS Express, SPADE, viSNE and CITRUS is a must.

  • A strong background in multi-parametric flow cytometry assays including immunophenotyping and immune based functional assays is required for this position.

  • Previous experience working in a matrixed environment to execute cell-based (flow cytometry and IHC) assay development and validation to support clinical trials.

  • Project management skills to meet critical timelines associated with various activities necessary to support biomarker assessment of clinical samples

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple studies, strong verbal and written communication skills with a high degree of motivation, creativity and collaborative qualities.

  • Familiarity with processes and factors needed to evaluate, qualify and manage CROs.

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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.