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Sr Associate Scientist - Parkinson's Disease & ALS

Amgen

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Location:
Cambridge, MA
Posted Date:
4/27/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-36298
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 Parkinson's disease (PD)/ALS.

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