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Amgen Senior Associate Scientist - Cell Biologist in Thousand Oaks, California

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

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. Join us.

Senior Associate Scientist, Cell Biologist

LIVE

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of the fast-paced, integrated and interactive Selection and Modality Engineering research group exploring therapeutics for several disease areas. You will be responsible for generating and communicating pharmacology data to support novel and innovative approaches within Amgen’s RNA-based therapeutics platform, which is focused on modulation of intractable targets in diseases using the emerging siRNA modality.

  • Designing and conducting in vitro and in vivo studies for functional RNAi activity

  • In vitro work includes a range of cellular assays and molecular biological techniques to help characterize cell surface proteins, internalization and intracellular trafficking

  • In vivo work will include handling techniques, such as sc and iv dosing, blood and tissue collection

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

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WHAT WE EXPECT OF YOU

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree OR

Master’s degree & 3 years of scientific experience OR

Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or Molecular Biology

  • Hands on experience with molecular, cellular, and ex vivo biological techniques and assays including but not limited to mRNA isolation, qPCR, ddPCR, immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy.

  • Flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (3+ colors) experience is desired

  • Previous drug discovery experience

  • Administering drugs through various routes

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

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

  • Proactive, enthusiastic, show a desire to learn and be a part of a busy, highly productive cross-functional team

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

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT OF US

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.

  • 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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FOR A CAREER THAT DEFIES IMAGINATION

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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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.

Join Us

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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

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