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Amgen Senior Associate Scientist - Cardiometabolic Disorders in South San Francisco, California

The Cardiometabolic Department at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to perform research studies in the discovery, validation, and development of novel therapies to treat cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary, cross-functional team, collaborate with research scientists with diverse expertise and contribute to multiple projects at both early and late stages. The science-based, patient-first environment at Amgen will allow the successful candidate to reach his/her full potential and apply his/her scientific expertise to benefit patients who are in great need of innovative medicines.

Position Responsibilities

  • Independently design, perform and optimize protein-, cell-, or tissue-based experiments to achieve research goals

  • Analyze and interpret data, communicate with manager and colleagues in written and oral formats, present results at team meetings

  • Collaborate with other scientists within and outside the department to advance projects

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate or Doctorate completed by October 2020

  • Extensive experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry

  • Ability to independently design and perform experiments and analyze and interpret results

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong assay development and troubleshooting capabilities

  • Experience with animal tissue samples, human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC), hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, CRISPR/Cas genome editing, or protein purification is a plus

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world, and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.​