Amgen Post Doctoral Fellow - Immunology in South San Francisco, California
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Do more with the knowledge you’re working 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. Through this program, you will acquire the valuable hands-on skills and foundational experience to become the professional you are meant to be in your chosen field.
Post-doctoral Fellow – Oncology Research
This could be your everyday
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. During this program, you will be provided with an enriching environment to inspire innovation that will contribute to the development of human therapeutics.
The lab of Kristin Tarbell in the Oncology Department in Amgen Research is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with expertise in innate immunity to use tools such as Hi-C and single-cell ATACseq to measure the epigenetic state and function of myeloid cell populations with the goal of better understanding genetic disease risk and the immune-modulatory capacity of macrophages.
The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate within Amgen with both immunologists with expertise in innate immunity and myeloid biology and with geneticists who have developed a pipeline for generating and analyzing Hi-C and single-cell ATACseq datasets. The successful candidate will study expression of candidate genes in myeloid cells and relevant epigenetic changes in these cells, following up with in vitro and in vivo functional assays. Existing omics datasets, both internal and publicly available will also be used as resources.
The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged and expected to develop an independent line of research based on initial studies and to present at scientific conferences and publish in leading journals.
The chosen candidate will have opportunities to interact with other postdoctoral fellows, scientists, and drug discovery teams while having access to state-of-the art technologies and resources including single-cell omics, human genetics and in vitro and in vivo models.
The postdoctoral position is for 3 years with the option to extend for an additional year.
Here’s what it takes to Win
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dedicated individual we seek is a scientist with these qualifications.
- PhD at the time of appointment
PhD in Immunology or related fields with expertise in innate immune biology and/ or epigenetics.
Expertise using in vivo mouse immune models, multi-color flow cytometry, isolation and culture of primary myeloid cells.
A minimum of basic bioinformatic skills with a desire to learn more.
Record of independent critical thinking and the ability to design, execute, and interpret experiments, as exemplified by high quality publications
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
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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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