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Amgen Senior Scientist – RNA Biology 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.

Job Description

Senior Scientist – RNA Biology


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be part of the RNA Molecular Glue group within Amgen’s Induced Proximity Platform organization. We are seeking a motivated Scientist who will contribute to the development of new therapeutic modalities that target RNA and RNA-binding proteins. Our group is responsible for expanding our understanding of RNA biology, leveraging proximity biology to tackle the “undruggable genome”, and advancing Amgen’s drug discovery pipeline. The team member will lead projects and collaborate with a diverse group of multidisciplinary researchers to support the development of novel RNA-based therapeutic modalities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead technology development initiatives by setting project goals and timelines

  • Independently design, perform, and analyze experiments

  • Collaborate with team members across different departments

  • Present data and communicate findings to department leadership and the scientific community through conference presentation and publications


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 key contributor with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree [and relevant post-doc where applicable]


Master’s degree and 3 years of biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or related experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or related experience


Advanced and proficient understanding and use of technical principles, theories, and concepts to perform an expansive range of work in a role


Basic knowledge of related and adjacent disciplinary areas.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in RNA biology with a record of accomplishments including impactful first author peer-reviewed publications

  • Extensive research experience, including postdoctoral training, in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or related disciplines

  • Broad knowledge of assay development and NGS technologies

  • Strong reasoning, data analysis, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment


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

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

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

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

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