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Amgen Postdoctoral Fellow – Genome Analysis Unit in South San Francisco, California


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.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Genome Analysis Unit


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 group of Quantitative Molecular Biology in the Genome Analysis Unit (GAU) at Amgen South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the fields of onco-immunology and/or functional genomics and multi-omics analysis. The ideal candidate will work with talented scientists to explore, identify and characterize the biological function of key genes that modulate the transition or maintenance of the heterogeneity of active immune cell subsets in immune disease or cancer by utilizing gene perturbation and cutting-edge single-cell sequencing technologies. The successful applicant will perform innovative research within the context of a highly collaborative environment and with access to state-of-the-art technologies and resources.

The focus of the postdoctoral fellow will be to perform high throughput screening to identify key drivers of immune cells; to investigate the method of action of identified factors; to validate critical transcriptional regulation or ligand-receptor signaling through in vitro and in vivo experiments. The postdoctoral fellow will independently design, execute experiments, and perform analysis and interpretation as well as draft and publish the results in prestigious peer-reviewed journals.

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.

Basic qualifications

  • PhD at the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

  • Ph.D. in immunology, oncology, genomics, or cellular/ molecular biology

  • One or more first author research publications in high quality journals

  • Creative individuals with a passion for science and capable of independent work in a collaborative environment are particularly encouraged to apply

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills! 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.


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.

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.​