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


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Sr. Associate Scientist - Oncology and Inflammation Research


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will perform research studies aimed at elucidating mechanisms of inflammation and immune-mediated regulation of cancer in order to develop novel therapies. The Senior Associate Scientist is an integral contributor to a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas including Inflammation, Therapeutic Discovery, and Medical Sciences.

  • Executing cell based assays for the screening of small molecule therapeutics.

  • Optimizing and developing new assays for interrogating novel drug targets.

  • Make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of the department.

  • Plan and perform laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results.

  • Present analyzed results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The skilled professional we seek is a scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree or Doctorate Degree Completed by March 2020


Master's degree and 3 years Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in immunology, biochemistry, and small molecule screening

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cellular immunology techniques including multi-color flow cytometry and primary cell culture experience

  • Cellular editing techniques using CRISPR and lentivirus

  • Automated robotic handling and high throughput content screening

  • Analyzing and interpreting large datasets

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


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A 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—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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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