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Amgen Scientist, Cardiometabolic Disorders Biomarker Discovery 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.

Scientist, Biomarker Discovery Cardiometabolic disorders


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. The Amgen Cardiometabolic Disorders Therapeutic Area is looking for a Scientist dedicated to biomarker discovery in the areas of cardiovascular disease, heart failure or NASH. In this vital role you will work cross-functionally and interact closely with both the clinical biomarker and discovery research groups.

The position will focus on the discovery of biomarkers to support the progression of therapeutic candidates from discovery to early clinical development. The role is responsible for:

  • Developing deep disease area expertise for key indications in the therapeutic area’s strategy

  • Discovery and prioritization of disease stratification and target engagement biomarker candidates relevant to the pipeline

  • Developing, implementing, and executing a therapeutic biomarker discovery strategy across several programs

  • Generating and transitioning key pharmacodynamic and patient stratification/selection biomarker discovery data in support of clinical biomarker assay and companion diagnostic test development

  • Supporting translational biomarker activities for therapeutic assets including investigator meetings/ad boards and investigator sponsored studies for correlative biomarker research together with the Clinical Biomarker lead

The role is expected to work in a highly matrixed environment to drive scientific and technical innovation collaboratively with other members of the Cardiometabolic Disorders group, as well as with other functions including the Clinical Biomarker & Diagnostics Team, Translational Medicine, Therapeutic Discovery, Human Genetics and Computational Biology.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or MD, with postdoctoral training and research experience in the fields of cell and molecular biology or biochemistry

  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in the areas of cell and molecular biology and biochemistry as demonstrated by multiple high impact publications

  • Demonstrated experience in leading independent research and/or drug development

  • Experience with implementing multiple technology platforms

  • Experience with computational biology

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to collaborate and troubleshoot to solve problems

  • Experience working in teams and consistently delivering results


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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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