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Amgen Sr Associate Scientist - ImmOnc Research in South San Francisco, California

The Department of Inflammation and Oncology in Amgen Research in South San Francisco (ASF) is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist with experience in immunology to perform research studies aimed at developing novel immunotherapies. S/he will have prior experience in either viral, cancer or inflammation research with a strong interest in T cell biology.

Position Responsibilities

Be an integral member of a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas including Therapeutic Discovery and Medical Sciences

Make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of the department, present their results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication

Specific responsibilities include the formulation of experimental hypothesis, planning and performing laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree completed by June 2020

PhD with post-graduate training in immunology

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Molecular Immunology, with hands on experience in cloning

  2. functional assay using primary cells

  3. multi-color flow cytometry

  4. isolation and culture of primary immune cells

  5. establishing immunological assays

  6. bioinformatics analysis of large gene expression datasets

Knowledge and experience in working with in vivo models will also be useful

Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication record and/or significant contributions to a therapeutic development program

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Knowledgeable, highly motivated, creative, and collaborative

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