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Amgen Senior Associate Scientist – Immuno-Oncology (In Vivo Pharmacology) in South San Francisco, California


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Senior Associate Scientist - Immuno-Oncology (In Vivo Pharmacology)


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Amgen Oncology Research is seeking a Senior Associate Scientist to join the In Vivo Pharmacology team in the Department of Oncology in South San Francisco. The Senior Associate Scientist will be part of a fast-paced, integrated, and interactive research group exploring therapeutics for immuno-oncology programs. The Senior Associate Scientist will be responsible for generating and communicating pharmacology data to support the progression of oncology and immunotherapy research programs. Responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and conducting in vivo and in vitro studies

  • In vivo work will include handling techniques, such as tumor inoculation and measurement, oral, sc and iv dosing, and blood and tissue collection

  • In vitro work includes a range of cellular assays and molecular biological techniques to help interpret in vivo observations

  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, accurate and timely record-keeping, and data analysis


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:

Master’s degree and 3 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD with a focus in Oncology or immuno-oncology and experience with in vivo models of cancer

  • Hands on experience administering drugs through various routes

  • Hands on experience with molecular, cellular, and ex vivo biological techniques and assays

  • Hands on experience with flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (5+ colors)

  • Research experience with preclinical models of cancer and immuno-oncology

  • Hands on experience with in vivo bioluminescence imaging (BLI)

  • Previous drug discovery experience

  • Computer literacy, especially proficiency with GraphPad Prism, FlowJo, Excel, Powerpoint and Word

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, along with the ability to work in a flexible team-oriented environment

  • Attention to detail, translating into high quality results

  • The ability to work independently on research goals and to collaborate on day-to-day experiments

  • Proactive, enthusiastic, show a desire to learn and collaborate with a highly productive team


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $115,018 - $136,475.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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