Amgen Computational Chemist in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a highly qualified Computational Chemist to apply molecular modeling and computational chemistry techniques towards advancement of small-molecule drug discovery programs. As part of interdisciplinary project teams, the successful candidate will apply computational ligand-based and structure-based drug design methods in close collaboration with medicinal chemists and biologists.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 4 years of Computational Chemistry experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Computational Chemistry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD. in Computational Chemistry

Strong track record of research accomplishment in the area of computational chemistry with three or more scientific publications or conference presentations

Understanding of the physical chemical properties of small-molecules and its interactions with proteins

Experience with one or more molecular modeling suites (MOE, Discovery Studio, Schrodinger, etc.)

Strong communication skills and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary team environment

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That's why, as a member of our cross functional, cross discipline team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. Focused on the industry's most compelling scientific discoveries and housed within industry leading facilities within the heart of the world's leading biotechnology hub, our colleagues are growing our pipeline through groundbreaking innovations. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life interrupting illnesses.

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.