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Amgen Scientist - Inflammation in South San Francisco, California


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Scientist - Inflammation


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a spectacular difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is expanding the Inflammation Discovery group in South San Francisco to support the therapeutic pipeline. The Inflammation Discovery team is searching for a highly dedicated scientist to perform the discovery, validation, and development of novel therapies for inflammation. You will be an integral member of a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites and working closely with groups in other functional areas, including protein science, in vivo pharmacology, and computational biology.

In this vital role, you will make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of the department. You will have access to state-of-the-art technologies and resources, including single-cell omics, proteomics, human genetics, and in vitro and in vivo model systems for translational research.

  • Perform cutting-edge research related to autoimmune diseases.

  • Develop novel immune-modulating therapies using various innovative technologies and approaches.

  • Plan and perform laboratory experiments.

  • Analyze data and maintain laboratory notebooks.

  • Collaborate with other research groups across the inflammation department.

  • Participate in writing manuscripts and publishing them in leading journals.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree OR

  • Master’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in an immunology-related field or cell/molecular biology

  • Strong technical skills or expertise in one or more of the following areas: multi-color flow cytometry, complex functional assays using primary cells or cell lines, molecular biology techniques (e.g., construct design, molecular cloning, retro/lentivirus packaging, CRISPR/gene editing), and biochemical assays.

  • Knowledge and experiences in T cell, myeloid, and B cell biology are desired.

  • Good understanding of human genetics and the capability to analyze and interpret omics data.

  • Skills in mouse models of inflammation and autoimmune diseases are needed.

  • Strong ability to independently drive projects and intellectually improve project development.

  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical analysis and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication record and/or substantial contributions to a therapeutic development program.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams.


What you can expect of us

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.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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