Amgen Scientist - Protein Technologies Group in South San Francisco, California

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 dramatic difference in the lives of millions.

To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is hiring in the Department of Protein Technologies, Biologics, at our Research and Development facility in South San Francisco, CA (ASF).

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented biochemist to join the ASF Protein Technologies group. This laboratory provides comprehensive molecular cloning, protein expression, purification and analytics support for the early stage pipeline of projects including both protein and small molecule therapeutics.

The successful candidate will be a part of a team supporting lead identification of therapeutic proteins and protein reagent production for Amgen Research. The candidate will be responsible for hands-on protein purification and biochemical characterization for a variety of protein classes. Additional responsibilities include planning detailed procedures for research projects including timelines, methodological approaches, and necessary resources; analyzing and interpreting scientific data and results; providing regular updates and communication on project results; and documenting experiments in lab notebooks. The scientist will work closely with other protein biochemists, as well as colleagues in expression and analytics groups within Therapeutic Discovery and the therapeutic areas.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. degree with a focus on Protein Biochemistry or related area

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

Proven track record of academic accomplishments (i.e., peer-reviewed publications and/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, gel-filtration)

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

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.