Sr Associate-In Vivo Research

South San Francisco, CA, US
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The Safety Pharmacology Animal Research Center (SPARC) is currently seeking an in vivo technical expert and process motivated team player to join Amgen. This dynamic team is responsible for managing all aspects of care in a research colony, providing strong scientific and technical support to multiple therapeutic areas for in vivo studies and providing technical training.

  • Providing a high proficient level of in vivo technical support to all therapeutic discovery research areas for various projects or programs
  • Creating and implementing policies/procedures in support of in vivo scientific research
  • Performing veterinary health care and monitoring within a research vivarium
  • Partnering with the team to provide technical skills training for research staff and investigators
  • Collaborating with Veterinarians, surgeon(s) and investigators to design and refine models

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in a scientific field
  • 4+ years working in a research setting
  • RVT or LVT certification
  • Certified by AALAS at the LATG level
  • Previous experience training in a technical training program
  • Experience leading and performing in-life research studies in various species
  • Strong technical skill set to support research studies for various therapeutic areas (cardiovascular, oncology, inflammation research)
  • Experience leading, performing and providing technical training
  • Proficient in basic bio-methodology techniques, anesthesia and physiological monitoring, compound dosing, and sample collection
  • Skilled in computerized data acquisition, post-acquisition processing and data analysis using analytical & graphic software, and data summarization
  • Organize information (data, results) and communicate to supervisor or peers
  • Experience managing veterinary health care in a vivarium, including healthcare management of specialized disease models
  • Adaptability/flexibility to effectively work in an environment with changing priorities and urgency for project completion
  • Highly self-motivated, driven to excel, ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities and projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and oral) and the ability to function and collaborate successfully in a matrixed team environment