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Amgen Senior Associate Scientist - Biologics in Thousand Oaks, 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.

Senior Associate Scientist - Biologics


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of a fast-paced, integrated, and interactive Biologics Optimization team developing innovative screening platforms for antibody therapeutics discovery. You will be responsible for generating and communicating quality data to support the progression of large molecule optimization process for Research programs.

Job Description:

  • In vitro work includes a range of cellular assays and innovative single cell analysis method development, cell culture and mammalian expression techniques

  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, accurate and timely record keeping and data analysis

  • Designing and conducting cell-based studies for large molecule assessment in a state-of-the-art facility in Thousand Oaks, California


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we are seeking is a results-oriented leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree & 3 years of scientific experience or

  • Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with three or more years of biotech/pharma industry experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge and hands on experience with antibody therapeutics discovery, mammalian tissue culture, recombinant protein expression and detection techniques such as ELISA and FACS

  • Strong problem-solving skills with attention to detail, translating into high quality results

  • Proactive, enthusiastic, show strong desire to learn new technology and applications

  • The ability to work independently on research goals and to collaborate on day-to-day experiments with others

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with the ability to work in a flexible team-oriented environment


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

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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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