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Amgen Scientist - Molecular Biology 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 - Molecular Biology


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. We are actively seeking a highly qualified and motivated scientist with a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry to join our Genome Analysis Unit (GAU). GAU is a multi-disciplinary effort embedded into our Therapeutic Discovery (TD) department that continually leverages advancement in genetics, genomics, disease modeling, and computational biology to answer critical drug discovery questions from target inception through drug development. The successful candidate will have a track record of innovative and collaborative research

In this vital role you will be designing and carrying out experiments in the laboratory to support projects in the drug discovery pipeline, directing the associate scientists assigned to the projects, and monitoring the progress of the studies. The ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with colleagues from different disciplines will be essential.

The specific responsibilities of the candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and/or advance technology to accelerate drug discovery using molecular biology, cell biology, and bioengineering methods

  • Design, conduct, interpret and report on studies that will accelerate the discovery of selective therapeutics and its validation in oncology, inflammation, and cardiovascular disorders

  • Ensure data generated is communicated in a concise, easy to understand manner to the appropriate teams and stakeholders.

  • Monitor, review and critically interpret published work to guide internal research as it pertains to genetic perturbation

  • Work with external academic, biotechnology, and contract research organizations.


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 molecular biology, biochemistry, virology or relevant area


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of molecular biology, biochemistry, virology or relevant area

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. with molecular biology, biochemistry, or relevant area with 7 years research experience (preference for industry/pharma)

  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, organizational, and presentation (oral or written) skills

  • Outstanding mentoring skills across all levels

  • Proven record of innovative thinking to propose and champion new ideas and solve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment.


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.

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Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.