Senior Associate - Protein Technologies

South San Francisco, CA, US
Jul 19, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

Amgen's Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking a collaborative Senior Associate to join the Protein Technologies group at our South San Francisco site. Protein Technologies is responsible for designing, planning and executing on the generation of key enabling reagents to support early discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and ground-breaking modalities.

The Senior Research Associate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team with capabilities in molecular engineering, cloning, expression and purification of proteins, including antibodies, bispecifics and membrane proteins. The Senior Research Associate will have broad laboratory training, deep scientific curiosity and a positive approach to working in a team-based research environment along with a track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for taking on difficult research challenges.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven microbiology skills culturing E. coli and yeast
  • Experience with insect cell culture
  • Detailed knowledge in recombinant protein expression, purification (including affinity, ion exchange, HIC, SEC) and methods development
  • Biochemistry analytical experience (SDS PAGE, Western Blot, Mass Spectrometry)
  • Familiarity with chromatography hardware and software (GE AKTA, Agilent HPLC)
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Demonstrated scientific analysis and problem-solving skills

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.

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.