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Sr Associate Scientist - Oncology and Inflammation Biomarker Discovery (Immunology)

South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Job ID: R-99183
Location: South San Francisco, CA, US 94083

Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is expanding the Biomarker Discovery group in South San Francisco to support the therapeutic pipeline.

The Inflammation and Oncology Biomarker Discovery team is searching for a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to perform research in the areas of immuno-oncology and inflammation. In this role, you will be part of a highly-matrixed environment and collaborate with other functional areas including Therapeutic Discovery, Clinical Biomarker & Diagnostics, and Computational Biology. You will contribute to the group's mission to generate a deep understanding of patient heterogeneity, inform diagnostic and patient stratification strategies, and identify candidate pharmacodynamic and drug response biomarkers.

Position Responsibilities

Make impactful scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals and milestones of the Biomarker Discovery group, including independently plan and perform laboratory experiments, analyze and interpret data, communicate results in team meetings, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree completed by September 2020

PhD in immunology or oncology

Post-graduate training in immuno-oncology or immunology

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) Phenotypic analyses of primary tumor samples by imaging, multi-parameter flow cytometry, gene expression analysis, and next-generation sequencing; 2) 2D and 3D cell culture, including establishment and maintenance of organoids; 3) molecular biology techniques including cloning, CRISPR technology, retroviral/lentiviral gene transfer; 4) hands-on experience with in vivo animal models of inflammation or cancer

Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication record and/or significant contributions to a therapeutic development program

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Knowledgeable, highly motivated, creative, collaborative with ability to solve problems

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That's why, as a member of our cross functional, cross discipline team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. Focused on the industry's most compelling scientific discoveries and housed within industry leading facilities within the heart of the world's leading biotechnology hub, our colleagues are growing our pipeline through groundbreaking innovations. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life interrupting illnesses.

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 will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.



Posted: 2020-05-07 Expires: 2020-06-07

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