Sr Associate - Cytometry Services

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 02, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking a motivated, goal-oriented Senior Associate to work in a team environment that supports 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 under direct supervision and will integrate into activities with many scientists in the core laboratory resource. As part of a team, the Senior Associate will be accountable for high quality efforts and will enforce 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.

The Cytometry Sciences group at Amgen South San Francisco location 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 person 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 work under supervision to calibrate and operate multiparameter flow cytometers, including cell sorters.
  • The ability to identify and/or perform basic troubleshooting / remediation on laboratory equipment.
  • Familiarity with regulated (GxP) science and scientific software systems (e.g., LIMS systems, electronic laboratory notebooks)
  • The ability to work in a biosafety level 2 plus laboratory environment.


Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 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.

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.