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Amgen Postdoctoral Fellow – Oncology Research in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Oncology Research


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. This is a unique opportunity to be part of Amgen’s R&D Postdoc Program at Amgen’s headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California. Postdocs will join an academic-style lab to train under Dr. Peter Scacheri, Executive Director of Discovery Biomarkers, and Dr. Andrew Holland, Director of Oncology Research.

The Discovery Biomarkers group at Amgen is seeking a creative and motivated postdoctoral fellow to explore the potential of exploiting the factors that mediate epigenetic activation of transposable elements in colon cancer as a novel therapeutic avenue, with the aim of pioneering groundbreaking approaches in biomarker identification and cancer treatment.

In this vital role, you will collaborate with scientists in Discovery Biomarkers and the Oncology Therapeutic Area to conduct cutting-edge independent research aimed at modulating select proteins that control the activity of oncogenic transposable element programs.

The position is for 3 years, with the option to extend for an additional year. Successful candidates will have access to Amgen’s cutting-edge technologies and innovation and be expected to make exciting scientific contributions to the field, present at scientific conferences, and publish their work. Postdocs will be a part of the broader R&D Postdoc Program that focuses on training the next generation of industry scientists. An overwhelming majority of our postdocs go on to advance their careers in the industry at leading pharma and biotech companies, including many at Amgen.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dedicated and innovative professional we seek is a postdoctoral fellow with these qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. at the time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or cancer biology

  • Expertise with current laboratory techniques in genomics, cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry such as CRIPSR-gene editing, cell culture, immunocytochemistry, western blot, and flow cytometry

  • Collaborative, knowledgeable, curious, and highly motivated with strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Broad knowledge of molecular and cellular biology with demonstrated independent research eminence through first-author publications in top journals

  • A passion to explore the unknown and make discoveries that will chart new areas of biology


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.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Annual base salary: $82,000

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