Scientist - Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences and Bioanalytical Sciences

South San Francisco, CA, US
May 21, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a project toxicologist at the Scientist level to work in the Department of Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences and Bioanalytical Sciences (CBSS & BA) at our South San Francisco facility. This position will contribute in the drug development process from target identification and validation through product registration.

Primary responsibilities of the Scientist include:
  • Develop an in-depth understanding and strategy for management of target liabilities.
  • Develop and implement a toxicology strategy for lead optimization and candidate selection.
  • Design and implement a variety of nonclinical investigative and toxicology studies.
  • Manage and analyze a wide range of datasets and literature.
  • Conduct activities related to IND-enabling studies and programs.
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams with chemists, therapeutic area scientists, pharmacokinetic/drug metabolism experts, and pathologists.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 4 years of Scientific experience
Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. and/or a D.V.M. or M.D.
  • Post-doctoral research experience in a discipline of interest to Amgen (e.g.Toxicology, Molecular/Cellular biology, Immunology, Endocrinology, Biochemistry, Physiology, or Pathology)
  • 2+ years of academic and/or industry experience in nonclinical drug development. demonstrating a sustained record of achievement and the ability to understand translational biology
  • Experience in resolving scientific problems through the establishment of novel protocols to solve experimental questions
  • The ability to critically evaluate and interpret results of scientific experiments and complex, integrated datasets and literature
  • An understanding of cutting-edge science and technology employed to enhance the investigation of drug candidate safety liabilities
  • The ability to work independently, build productive cross-functional collaborations both internally and externally, manage conflict, multi-task, and prioritize work load
  • Demonstrated learning agility, resilience, teamwork skills, and leadership skills
  • Interest and ability to serve as a subject matter expert in a specific discipline
  • Strong understanding of translational biology, the ability to solve problems, and excellent verbal and written communications skills

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.