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Amgen Senior Scientist - Inflammation Research in South San Francisco, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Scientist

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 a Senior Scientist in our Inflammation Research group in South San Francisco.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will investigate mechanisms of immune mediated pathogenesis in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases with the goal to develop novel immune-modulatory therapies.

Position Responsibilities

Perform cutting-edge research related to autoimmune diseases

Independently lead a laboratory group, as well as project teams

Collaborate with other research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, including teams in other functional areas such as Therapeutic Discovery, Medical Sciences, Human Genetics and Computational Biology

Develop novel immune-modulating therapies using various innovative technologies and approaches

Manage projects from early discovery through therapeutic development

Make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals and milestones of the Inflammation therapeutic area

Publish experimental findings in top-tier Journals and present novel findings at national and international conferences


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

Doctorate Degree and 2 years of postdoctoral training and experience in various autoimmune diseases

Preferred Qualifications

PhD or MD, with postdoctoral training and research experience in various autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and rheumatoid diseases

Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking, creativity and scientific research achievement in the areas of immunology as demonstrated by high impact publications and/or significant contributions to therapeutic programs

Ability to identify therapeutic targets and lead a team to generate a drug against that target

Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and can thrive in a highly collaborative research environment

Exceptional communicator, in writing and as a speaker

Ability to collaborate and troubleshoot to solve problems

Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Multi-color flow cytometry

  • Omics data analysis

  • Complex cell-based functional assays

  • 3D organoid cultures

  • Genetic manipulation of cell lines and/or primary cells

  • Analysis of gene regulation at the single cell level

  • Cell signaling / biochemistry

  • In vivo mouse models of disease

  • Computational Biology expertise

Consistent with our core leadership value of “Develops the Best Team,” we are seeking leaders that prioritize the development of talent. As a manager, your first priority and primary role is to accelerate the performance and development of your team. We expect managers to exemplify strong leadership and champion self-awareness and career development. Ways that you will display your leadership acumen in this role include:

  • Mentoring, coaching, and developing staff to build highly-skilled, diverse, and inclusive teams

  • Fostering a positive and respectful work environment that encourages staff retention and motivates individuals to work toward common goals and priorities

  • Ensuring that staff understand how their efforts and contributions make a meaningful impact to the business

  • Growing core skills and capabilities among staff, particularly in learning agility, problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, flexibility, resilience, effective communication, prioritization, delivery of results, and continuous improvement

  • Making accurate evaluations of your team's skills and competencies and providing timely and respectful feedback, including direct delivery of difficult messages

  • Developing an understanding of your team's career objectives and serve as a thought-partner in their career development plans


What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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

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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.

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