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Associate Scientist - Oncology


South San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Amgen is a values based organization with a powerful sense of shared purpose toward our mission: to serve patients. At our San Francisco facilities, we provide the capabilities, resources, and rewards of a global enterprise, while maintaining the entrepreneurialism and verve that marked our early days as a biotechnology pioneer. We encourage our team members to have fulfilling and meaningful careers through challenging assignments, career development, and valuable opportunities such as this:

The Associate Scientist will be part of a fast-paced, integrated and interactive research group exploring therapeutics for Oncology, Inflammation and Cancer Immunotherapy programs.

The Associate Scientist will be responsible for generating and communicating pharmacology data to support the progression of oncology and inflammation research teams.


Designing and conducting in vivo and in vitro studies.

In vivo work will include handling techniques, such as, tumor inoculation and measurement, oral, sc and iv dosing, blood and tissue collection.

In vitro work includes a range of cellular assays and molecular biological techniques to help interpret in vivo observations.

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


Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 2 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree and 3+ years of scientific experience in an industry setting.

Hands on experience administering drugs through various routes.

Hands on experience with molecular and cellular biological techniques.  

Hans on experience with flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (5+ colors)

Research experience with preclinical models of cancer, inflammation and cancer immunotherapy.

Previous drug discovery experience.  

Computer literacy, especially proficiency with Graphpad Prism, Excel, Powerpoint and Word.  

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

Attention to detail, translating into high quality results.  

The ability to work independently on research goals and to direct the research and day to day responsibilities of others.  

Pro-active, enthusiastic, show a desire to learn and be a part of a busy, highly productive team.

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.