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Amgen Scientist – Molecular Biology, Protein Technologies 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.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Amgen’s Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking a Scientist to join the Protein Technologies group at our South San Francisco site. Protein Technologies is responsible for designing, planning and executing on the generation of key enabling reagents to support early discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and ground-breaking modalities.

In joining the Molecular Biology group you will apply comprehensive molecular biology, protein and antibody engineering techniques to design and generate DNA constructs used for making proteins and cells lines for discovery and pipeline projects, including antibodies, bio-specifics and membrane proteins.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Independent, creative design and optimization of constructs

  • Apply automation and data management software to clone large panel of engineered proteins and novel constructs for multiple projects

  • Interact closely with and hand off gene constructs to the downstream stakeholders;

  • Provide leadership role in evaluating and bringing in new cutting-edge technologies.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we seek is a result oriented individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree OR Master’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry, and 2+ years Postdoctoral experience

  • Detailed knowledge and proven skills in molecular biology techniques such as construct design, cloning, and vector engineering for recombinant protein expression

  • Experience with protein engineering, structure -based design, de novo protein design or NGS is highly desirable

  • Experience in automation, high throughput cloning, and microbial or mammalian expression is a plus

  • Ability to multi-task and work flexibly with a high sense of urgency in a cross-functional team environment

  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication and or patent record

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


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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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.

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