Sr Associate Scientist - Oncology and Inflammation Research

South San Francisco, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are building upon our solid oncology foundation and long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules - and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients.

The Department of Oncology and Inflammation Research at Amgen, South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to perform research studies aimed at elucidating mechanisms of inflammation and immune-mediated regulation of cancer in order to develop novel therapies. The Senior 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.

Plan and perform laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results.

Present results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 3 years Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate with research experience in immunology, cancer biology, cell biology, or biochemistry

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Cellular immunology techniques including multi-color flow cytometry and primary cell isolation, in vivo mouse models of cancer and/or inflammation, molecular biology, bioinformatics analysis of large gene expression datasets

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

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Knowledgeable, highly motivated, creative, and collaborative

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

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.