Sr Associate Scientist - Immuno-Oncology Research

South San Francisco, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Department of Oncology at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to perform research studies aimed at elucidating mechanisms of immune-mediated regulation of tumorigenesis for developing novel immunomodulatory therapies for the treatment of cancer. The Sr. Associate Scientist will be an integral member of a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas including Inflammation, Therapeutic Discovery, and Medical Sciences.


Make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of the department, present results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication.

Specific responsibilities include formulating hypothesis, designing and performing laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate Degree or Doctorate Degree by December 2019


Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

PhD degree with expertise in one or more of the following areas: myeloid cell biology, in vivo models of cancer and/or inflammation, molecular immunology, multi-color flow cytometry, isolation and culture of primary cells, genetic manipulation of cell lines and/ or primary cells, establishing complex cell-based functional assays, bioinformatics analysis.

Demonstrated track record of scientific research achievement, creativity, and independent critical thinking, as shown by a strong publication record and/ or significant contributions to a therapeutic development program.

Strong communication and collaboration skills.

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.

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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.

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