Associate Scientist - Pathology

South San Francisco, CA, US
Feb 05, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.



What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will work in the Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences (TS&BA) Department in South San Francisco, CA. The Associate Scientist will help develop and implement specialized tissue-based assays (including multiplex assays and image analysis) to support specific portfolio related questions on target expression and preclinical model development.
Responsibilities include:
  • Development and implementation of histopathology assays including single and multiplex immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays, in situ hybridization (ISH), both colorimetric and fluorescent, and use a variety of imaging modalities.
  • Assist with performing image analysis.
  • Collaborate with Pathologists, Scientists and Research Associates on multiple concurrent projects to evaluate and deliver data, contribute to early programs and assist with determining mechanism of action and toxicity.
  • Work as part of a cross functional team to provide tissue-based assay development for target qualification, pharmacodynamic and efficacy readouts, and biomarker development.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 2 years scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or masters degree in molecular biology, cellular biology or related subject area.
  • Four or more years experience in molecular pathology in an industry setting.
  • Significant hands-on experience in a variety of pathology-based methodologies including IHC, multiplex IHC, ISH, laser capture microdissection (LCM), immunofluorescence imaging, confocal microscopy and other advanced microscopy, digital pathology/image analysis, stereology, specialized tissue sectioning and histology procedures.
  • Expertise in documentation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data generated from tissue-based target expression experiments with a variety of statistical approaches.
  • Experience in successful representation of pathology projects at cross-functional team meetings.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment designed to promote frequent interaction and brainstorming.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills.


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.

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