Sr Associate Scientist - Inflammation and Oncology

South San Francisco, CA, US
Aug 23, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Amgen Research, Department of Inflammation and Oncology at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist with experience in immunology to perform research studies aimed at developing novel immunotherapies.

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, 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 the formulation of experimental hypothesis, planning and performing laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results.

Basic Qualifications
Doctorate Degree or Doctorate Degree by January 2020
Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
Post-graduate training in immunology
Experience in either viral, cancer or inflammation research with a strong interest in T cell biology
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Molecular Immunology (with hands on experience of cloning and CRISPR on primary human and/or mouse lymphocytes or myeloid cells), functional assay using primary cells, multi-color flow cytometry, isolation and culture of primary immune cells, establishing immunological assays, bioinformatics analysis of large gene expression datasets. Knowledge and experience in working with in vivo models
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

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That's why, as a member of our cross functional, cross discipline team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. Focused on the industry's most compelling scientific discoveries and housed within industry leading facilities within the heart of the world's leading biotechnology hub, our colleagues are growing our pipeline through groundbreaking innovations. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life interrupting illnesses.

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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.

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.