Sr Associate Scientist - Inflammation and Oncology

South San Francisco, CA, US
Feb 11, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
The Department of Inflammation and Oncology at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to perform research studies aimed at elucidating mechanisms of immune regulation and tolerance in order to develop novel immunomodulatory therapies for the treatment of both autoimmunity and cancer.

The Senior Associate Scientist will be an integral member of a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas including Therapeutic Discovery, and Medical Sciences.


Make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of the department.

Present results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication.

Planning and performing laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 3 years Scientific experience.


Bachelor's degree and 5 years Scientific experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate with research experience in immunology, cancer biology, biochemistry, or related field.

Post-graduate training in Immunology or Immuno-oncology.

Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: Strong knowledge of macrophage/DC or T cell biology. Molecular biology, biochemistry, in vivo mouse models of cancer or inflammation, cellular immunology techniques, bioinformatics analysis of large gene expression datasets, CRISPR experiment design.

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.

Knowledgeable, highly motivated, creative, and collaborative.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to collaborate and troubleshoot 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.
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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.

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