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Amgen Scientist - Protein Biochemistry 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. In this vital role you will support early discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and cutting-edge novel modalities.

Amgen’s Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking a collaborative 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. The successful candidate will be responsible for hands-on protein purification and biochemical characterization for a variety of protein classes. The candidate will work closely with other protein biochemists, as well as colleagues in expression and analytics groups within Therapeutic Discovery. The ideal candidate will have broad laboratory training, deep scientific curiosity and a positive approach to working in a team-based research environment along with a track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for taking on difficult research challenges.

  • Work cross functionally with our therapeutic areas to design, produce and characterize key protein reagents aimed at enabling both small molecule and large molecule discovery projects.

  • Act as a technical leader to bring innovative approaches to difficult purifications including multi-subunit protein complexes.

  • Provide scientific results that support the generation of publications and patents; participate in internal and external scientific meetings


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 leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, protein engineering or a related subject area and 2+ years of scientific laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and postdoc from a leading institution or biotechnology company

  • Consistent track record of academic accomplishments (i.e. peer-reviewed publications or patents)

  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art protein biochemistry techniques

  • Proficient with AKTA chromatography hardware and software

  • Proficient with a range of chromatography methods (affinity, ion-exchange, HIC, SEC)

  • Experience with conducting and interpreting protein analytics (MS, HPLC, thermostability)

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to work well in teams

  • Desire to be a team player in a cross-functional environment

  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a dynamic 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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