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Sr Associate Scientist - Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Disease

Amgen

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Location:
Cambridge, MA
Posted Date:
8/17/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-42237
Salary:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

We are seeking a Research Senior Associate Scientist to join a vibrant and growing group currently focusing on Neurodegenerative diseases within the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area, a key component of the Discovery Research unit at Amgen's site in Cambridge, MA (Amgen MAssachusetts-AMA).  The successful candidate must be highly motivated with a deep interest in developing new and effective therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD).

Position Responsibilities

* Conduct biochemical and cell-based experiments/assays to evaluate novel mechanisms and interrogate the biology of new therapeutic targets for AD and PD

* Carry out experiments required to rigorously evaluate in-licensing opportunities

* Critically analyze and interpret data, and meet delivery deadlines

* Work closely with and communicate results to multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams

* Execute high impact studies within an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment

Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree & 3 years of Scientific experience

OR

Bachelor's degree & 5 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

* Master's Degree in Neuroscience

* 3+ years of experience in neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases

* Experience/expertise in culturing primary neurons, iPSC-derived neurons and immortalized cell lines

* Experience with CRISPR and iPSC technology

* Experience developing a wide range of cell-based assays, and in interrogating a variety of cellular signaling pathways

* A high degree of computer literacy and excellent analytical/problem-solving skills

* Good organizational skills with the ability to independently design and execute experiments, and interpret results

* Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and superior multi-tasking abilities

* Highly motivated and adaptable individual who enjoys working in a team environment and welcomes new challenges.