Amgen

Senior Scientist - In Vitro Diagnostics

Employer
Amgen
Location
South San Francisco, CA, US
Posted
Aug 09, 2019
Ref
R-74430
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the promise of this emerging science to bring safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.

Amgen is seeking a Senior Scientist - In Vitro Diagnostics to work out of Amgen's South San Francisco CA site (ASF). Integral to the ongoing success of Amgen's comprehensive biomarker programs, the Medical Sciences In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Group is responsible for the transition of exploratory biomarkers to marketed IVDs, working with other functions within Amgen to identify the appropriate partner for diagnostic test development. The role uses a wide breadth of communication expertise across a broad range of stakeholders, influencing decision-making through negotiation, and addressing conflict by building productive working relationships across functional areas both within and outside the company.

Position Responsibilities

Formulating and implementing companion diagnostic development strategies through integration of functional stakeholder input

Working with third party companion diagnostic partners to develop project plans including resource identification, budget, facility and regulatory requirements to meet project goals and clinical timelines

Leading internal and external cross-functional teams required to manage and execute external diagnostic development partnerships with third parties from inception through regulatory approval in multiple jurisdictions

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of companion diagnostic development experience

OR

Master's degree and 5 years of companion diagnostic development experience

OR

Bachelor's degree and 7 years of companion diagnostic development experience

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D

Subject matter expert with proven pharma-facing experience developing and launching companion diagnostics in alignment with drug development programs

Poise and professionalism with strong communication and influencing skills in a dynamic and changing environment

R&D experience in companion diagnostics development and knowledge of regulatory submission requirements of in vitro diagnostic devices in multiple markets

Experience integrating data from multiple sources and identifying critical process variables

Experience establishing and reviewing complex plans for multiple projects or activities. This includes planning resource allocation and distribution and identifying risks and contingency plans

Understanding of clinical study design and operational considerations associated with the alignment of companion diagnostic and pharmaceutical clinical trials

5+ years of experience in pharmaceutical industry

At Amgen, our mission is serving patients. Our staff are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of science to transform medicine and turn the tide on serious illnesses. Central to achieving this mission is our "people-first" philosophy. We recruit the best talent, build an environment that facilitates career growth, and provide staff with the opportunity to make significant contributions for patients and our business.

Consistent with our core leadership value of "Develops the Best Team," we are seeking leaders that prioritize the development of talent. As a manager, your first priority and primary role is to accelerate the performance and development of your team. We expect managers to exemplify strong leadership and champion self-awareness and career development. Ways that you will display your leadership acumen in this role include:

Mentoring, coaching, and developing staff to build highly-skilled, diverse, and inclusive teams

Fostering a positive and respectful work environment that encourages staff retention and motivates individuals to work toward common goals and priorities

Ensuring that staff understand how their efforts and contributions make a meaningful impact to the business

Growing core skills and capabilities among staff, particularly in learning agility, problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, flexibility, resilience, effective communication, prioritization, delivery of results, and continuous improvement

Making accurate evaluations of your team's skills and competencies and providing timely and respectful feedback, including direct delivery of difficult messages

Developing an understanding of your team's career objectives and serve as a thought-partner in their career development plans

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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.