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Amgen Sr. Associate Scientist, Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences 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.

Sr. Associate Scientist, Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital Sr. Associate Scientist role, you will contribute to developing, validating and implementing robust bioanalytical methods for the measurement of large molecule biotherapeutics. These methods will be required to support both nonclinical and clinical studies.

Amgen is seeking a Sr. Associate Scientist to work out of our Thousand Oaks, CA location. The department of Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences (TS&BA) within Amgen is dedicated to the discovery and development of novel effective, safe medicines. TS&BA Scientists work closely in partnership with other teams, such as protein therapeutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacology and regulatory to design promising clinical therapeutic candidates, conduct preclinical development studies, support clinical evaluation and contribute to regulatory submissions.

The primary responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in the design and execution of innovative scientific experiments for development, validation and implementation of robust bioanalytical methods for large molecule biotherapeutics, including Oligonucleotides in clinical and nonclinical study samples

  • Performing data analysis, interpreting results and reviewing data for technical content with some supervision.

  • Works in accordance with organization and department compliance, safety and quality requirements and SOPs.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of laboratory-based research experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of laboratory-based research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with laboratory automated liquid handlers (e.g. Tecan) and/or automated script design.

  • Hands on experience and knowledge in immunoassays.

  • Good computer skills and ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment.

  • Working knowledge of the regulatory (GxP) requirements for bioanalysis in drug development.

  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills, detail oriented.

  • Ability to work in a team environment with excellent verbal and written communication skills.


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.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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.