Amgen Senior Associate Scientist - Oncology in Thousand Oaks, California

The Department of Oncology Research at Amgen, Thousand Oaks is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to contribute to the discovery and validation of novel oncology targets with the goal of supporting the development of Amgen's next generation of innovative oncology therapeutics.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of a dynamic research team, with an opportunity to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams within Amgen's Discovery Research organization

The successful candidate is expected to make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the group goals, present their results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication. Specific responsibilities include independently planning and performing laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results in team meetings.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

PhD and training in cancer biology or a related field with a background in cancer biology and pathways

A strong skillset with standard cell and molecular biology experimental design and techniques (e.g. cell culture, western blotting, qPCR, immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation, etc.)

Experience with modern techniques for assaying gene function (CRISPR or shRNA) and lentiviral production and transduction preferred. In addition, experience in target identification and validation or supporting the early stages of drug discovery

Track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement, supported by a strong publication record and/or significant contributions to a drug discovery program

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.