Associate Scientist - Cytometry

Cambridge, MA, US
Oct 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job Description

Amgen's Cytometry Sciences group at Amgen's Cambridge, MA facilities is located at the epi-center of the biopharmaceutical research hub. This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and outgoing cytometrist who is energized by interacting with others in a fast-paced setting and sharing the common goal to develop therapeutics designed to address unmet medical needs.

We are seeking a motivated Associate Scientist with experience in the life sciences as applied to the field of cytometry. This role is laboratory-centered in a dynamic core facility which utilizes flow cytometry, cell sorting and imaging platforms to answer important biological questions in the drug discovery process. A primary focus of this role will be to maintain and operate a variety of flow cytometry analyzers, cell sorters and/or imaging platforms that are accessed by scientists for interrogating cell biology. Will also be involved in assay development and customized projects in support of multiple therapeutic area projects across Amgen. The Associate Scientist must be detail oriented, be able to work with moderate supervision and exhibit safe working practices. It is essential that the Associate Scientist thrive in a team-oriented environment and have the desire to embrace continuous self-improvement and motivation with the goal of increasing practical scientific abilities.

Position Responsibilities include:
  • Calibrating and operating multiparameter flow cytometers including cell sorters and imaging platforms.
  • Identifying instrument problems and performing basic troubleshooting / remediation.
  • Working in a biosafety level 2 plus laboratory environment which includes hands-on specimen processing and immunostaining of biological samples from human and animal sources.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 2 years of life sciences experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of life sciences experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working at a biopharmaceutical company.
  • Cytometry experience.
  • A working knowledge of good documentation practices and scientific conduct as defined by standard operating procedures.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Becton Dickinson flow cytometers and software and/or Perkin Elmer imaging platforms and software.

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.