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Amgen Sr Associate Scientist - Inflammation and Oncology Research in South San Francisco, California

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to join the Inflammation and Oncology Research Therapeutic Area at Amgen in South San Francisco (ASF). You will drive the discovery and validation of novel targets in autoimmune disease and cancer for the development of innovative medicines.

In this role you will be an integral member of the research team, collaborate with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and work closely with teams in other functional areas including Therapeutic Discovery, Medical Sciences and Computational Biology.

In this position, you are expected to make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals and milestones of the Inflammation therapeutic area. Specific responsibilities include planning and performing laboratory experiments, preparing and analyzing biological samples, analyzing data and communicating results.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree OR Doctorate Degree completed by February 2020


Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Post-graduate training in immunology with expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1. Molecular immunology (with hands on experience of cloning and CRISPR on primary human and/or mouse lymphocytes or myeloid cells), 2. functional assay using primary cells, 3. multi-color flow cytometry, 4. isolation and culture of primary immune cells and bioinformatics

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

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to collaborate and troubleshoot to solve problems

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. Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

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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.​