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Amgen Director, Targeted Protein Degradation in Thousand Oaks, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Director, Targeted Protein Degradation


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of Amgen’s Induced Proximity Platform (IPP) team. We are seeking an accomplished Director to lead our efforts to discover the next generation of novel small molecule Targeted Protein Degradation therapeutics. In this position you will lead a research team in the Induced Proximity Platform at the cutting edge of drug discovery to enable both platform technology development and enablement of pipeline programs. As a skilled organizational leader, this individual should be an efficient manager, a strong team builder and a collaborator who will provide robust organizational and scientific leadership consistent with Amgen’s culture of innovation and teamwork.


  • Supervise a group engaged in developing new platform technology for Targeted Protein Degradation, including PROTAC and molecular glues

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the research strategy in the Induced Proximity Platform, with a specific focus towards Targeted Protein Degradation

  • Develop effective cross functional relationships with colleagues in therapeutic areas, including Oncology, medicinal chemistry, screening, and bioinformatics,


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of relevant industry experience or

Master’s degree and 7 years of relevant industry experience or

Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of relevant industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A proven track record of scientific innovation and accomplishment in Targeted Protein Degradation, as demonstrated by a strong publication record, patent submissions, and presentations at leading conferences.

  • A deep understanding of ubiquitin biology, protein degradation, and proximity based therapeutics

  • Demonstrated experience in advancing novel drug discovery programs from hit finding to preclinical evaluation

  • An understanding of the emerging technologies being directed at hard to drug targets, such as protein degradation

  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in leading, mentoring and developing the careers of a diverse and talented team

  • An ability to build strong and productive relationships with peers and cross functional partners


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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

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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.

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