Sr Associate Scientist - Histology and Imaging Specialist

Cambridge, MA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking a Senior Associate Scientist to join our research team and contribute to the expansion of Amgen's Neuroscience group at the Cambridge Research Center in Cambridge, MA. Our work aims to translate insights from human biology and genetics into innovative therapies for disorders of the nervous system.

Primary responsibilities for this position will be to develop and execute imaging-based assays (histology, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization), microscopy, and image analysis in support of the discovery and advancement of drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders and pain. Additional responsibilities will include in vivo rodent work, design of experimental protocols and procedures, coordinating studies across functions, analyzing data, and interpreting complex datasets. Many opportunities will exist to present results in group and multidisciplinary project team meetings and to attend seminars.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree and 3 years of scientific research experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific research experience

Preferred Qualifications

BS in neuroscience, pharmacology, biology or a related discipline and 5+ years of laboratory experience in industry

Experience with rodent handling, including dosing (IV, SC, IP, and PO), transcardial perfusion, and tissue collection

A working knowledge of neuroanatomy and all aspects of pathology and imaging-based methodologies, including tissue processing (fixation, embedding, sectioning), various staining techniques (immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, histological stains, in situ hybridization), and microscopy expertise

Expertise in utilizing software-aided image analysis (ImageJ, MatLab, Halo, ZEN, Imaris)

Ability to aid in the design of scientific experiments and effectively document scientific results

High degree of motivation, independence, creativity, and problem-solving ability

Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

Demonstrated ability to work and learn in a team/matrix environment

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.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.