Sr Associate Scientist - Clinical Immunology

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 03, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking a motivated Senior Associate Scientist with experience in the field of single-cell sorting and analysis as applied to research and clinical arenas that utilize human blood specimens or other relevant tissues. This role is laboratory-centered in a dynamic core facility. The applicant will work with moderate supervision and will integrate activities with many scientists that access this core laboratory resource. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Senior Associate Scientist will be accountable for high quality deliverables as related to cell sorting and immunophenotyping while exhibiting and enforcing safe working practices throughout. A major emphasis of this position is the ability of the applicant to embrace a role of continuous self-improvement and self-motivation in a team-oriented environment to increase his/her practical scientific abilities - as well as improving the quality of science generated from the facility.

The Cytometry Sciences group at Amgen Thousand Oaks is responsible for the maintenance and operation of a variety of flow cytometry analyzers and cell sorters that are routinely accessed by many scientists for the purpose of interrogating cell biology. This role represents an excellent opportunity for a motivated and outgoing flow cytometrist who is energized by interacting with others in a dynamic and fast-paced setting, sharing the common goal to develop therapeutics designed to address unmet medical needs.

Position Responsibilities include:
  • The ability to calibrate and operate multiparameter flow cytometers, including cell sorters.
  • The ability to identify instrument problems and perform basic troubleshooting / remediation.
  • The ability to work in a biosafety level 2 plus laboratory environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Education in the life sciences; Prior experience working in a biopharmaceutical company.
  • A working knowledge of good documentation practices and scientific conduct as defined by standard operating procedures.
  • Prior experience designing high complexity (10 plus color) staining panels.
  • A working knowledge of Becton Dickinson flow cytometers and software.

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.