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Amgen Sr Associate Scientist - T Cell Therapeutics in South San Francisco, California

The Immuno-Oncology Therapeutic Area at Amgen - South San Francisco (ASF) is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist, who will be an integral member of our discovery research team, collaborating with scientists in multiple functional areas at Amgen, and contribute to Amgen’s drug development pipeline and to peer-reviewed publications.

Position Responsibilities

Design, plan, and execute laboratory-based experiments to enable the discovery, validation, and mechanistic understanding of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer or auto-immune diseases

Analyze, communicate and document results in a timely manner

Stay up to date with relevant literature

Incorporate recent advances in relevant fields into experimental design and execution

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree completed by December 2019


Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

PhD with 3+ years of recent academic or industry experience with in vitro assay development or a Master’s with 4+ years postgraduate experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a biopharmaceutical setting to develop in vitro immune cell-based assays

Degree(s) in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology

Strengths in one or more of these technical areas: 1. Development of cell-based assays involving immune cells (proliferation, cytokine production, etc.) 2. multi-color flow cytometry 3. Genetic engineering of primary immune cells 4. in vivo models of cancer and/or inflammation

A track record of productivity, through external presentations, publications, patents, and/or significant contribution to drug development programs

Able to understand, integrate, and synthesize information from complex data sets, to approach questions with quantitative and probabilistic thinking, and to effectively prioritize, plan, and execute next steps based on experimental results

Strong organizational, interpersonal/teamwork and communication skills, both verbal and written

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