Amgen

Sr Lab Technician - R&D/In vivo

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Sep 08, 2019
Ref
R-80952
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking a Sr Laboratory Technician to join our research team at Amgen's Thousand Oaks CA site (ATO) and contribute to the discovery and advancement of drugs for the treatment of pain and neurodegenerative disorders. Primary responsibilities for this position will be to perform in vivo experiments - including, but not limited to, dosing compounds by various administration routes, pharmacodynamic and behavioral assessments, surgery procedures, and sample collection. Additional responsibilities will include involvement in the design of experimental protocols and procedures, coordinating studies across functions, interpreting and analyzing data, and reporting results to multidisciplinary teams. Many opportunities will exist to participate in group and project meetings, as well as attend seminars.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree
OR
Associate's degree and 4 years of Laboratory experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in neuroscience, pharmacology, biology, veterinary science or a related discipline and 4+ years of laboratory experience in industry

Certified RVT or LVT

A working knowledge of all aspects of rodent handling including dosing (IV, SC, IP, and PO), tissue collection, behavioral pharmacology, and surgical techniques

Experience with mouse colony management through external vendors

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at a time and interact with diverse teams (PKDM, medicinal chemistry, toxicology)

Capacity 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 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.

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. Work alongside the best. Be part of our highly talented, hard-working teams. Their spirit is what fuels our success.

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.

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.