Amgen

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Inflammation and Oncology

Employer
Amgen
Location
South San Francisco, CA, US
Posted
Dec 15, 2020
Ref
R-108581
Discipline
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Other
Position Type
Full time
The Amgen Postdoctoral program is committed to providing future scientists with an enriching environment to inspire innovation that will contribute to the development of human therapeutics.

Dr. Jackson Egen in the Oncology and Inflammation department at Amgen, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the field of cancer immunology, with a focus on identifying and characterizing mechanisms by which myeloid cells interact with and shape the tumor microenvironment. Recent studies utilizing techniques such as single-cell RNA sequencing have transformed our understanding of tumor-associated myeloid cell heterogeneity, revealing previously unappreciated phenotypic diversity amongst macrophage and dendritic cell subsets. The successful candidate will work to define the cellular origins of distinct myeloid populations within the tumor microenvironment, identify key cell-intrinsic and -extrinsic mechanisms regulating their differentiation, and further define the role of these heterogenous subsets in regulation of anti-tumor immunity.

This position is ideal for those seeking to understand the fundamentals of therapeutic discovery and translational biology while honing their skills as an independent investigator focused on basic science. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to build robust datasets and observations that advance the field of cancer immunology and lead to high profile publications and conference presentations. They will operate in the context of a highly collaborative environment, with ample opportunities to interact with other postdoctoral fellows, scientists, and drug discovery teams and access to state-of-the art technologies and resources, including single cell RNA sequencing, human genetics, and in vitro/in vivo models of tumor-immune cell interactions.

The postdoctoral position is for 3 years.

Basic Qualifications

PhD at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or Oncology
  • Expertise using in vivo mouse models of cancer and/or inflammation, multi-color flow cytometry, isolation and culture of primary cells, and/or bioinformatics analysis
  • Record of independent critical thinking and the ability to design, execute, and interpret experiments, as exemplified by high quality publications
  • Expertise in innate immune biology and/or immuno-oncology

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.

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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.

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.