Amgen Jobs

Mobile Amgen Logo

Job Information

Amgen Scientist, Clinical Biomarkers and Diagnostics, Cell-Based Platforms (Flow Cytometry and IHC) 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, Clinical Biomarkers and Diagnostics, Cell-Based Platforms (Flow Cytometry and IHC)

The Department of Clinical Biomarkers & Diagnostics at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Scientist to perform clinical biomarker assays employing a variety of platforms to support our drug development efforts.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will as below:

The candidate will be an integral member of a dynamic group of scientists and platform specialists. The candidate will collaborate with scientists representing multiple therapeutic areas, and work closely with groups in other functional areas. The successful candidate is expected to employ a wide variety of platforms including Immunohistochemistry and multiparametric flow cytometry in our biomarker laboratory to develop and qualify biomarker assays to support various clinical programs. Specific responsibilities associated with the job include independent thinking, choosing the appropriate platform, planning and performing laboratory experiments, documenting experimental protocols and results, analyzing and interpreting data, communicating 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 Dynamic professional we seek is a go-getter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree or Doctorate degree by September 2021


Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree with 3 years of experience in biomarker assay development and qualification.

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.

Demonstrated track record of critical independent thinking and troubleshooting ability.

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

Must be able to work and coordinate with internal stakeholders as well as external partners such as CROs and vendors to support outsourced activities.

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

A strong background in multiparametric flow cytometry assays including immunophenotyping and immune based functional assays is required for this position.

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

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


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

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Join Us

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.​