Scientist - Computational and Molecular Biology

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 12, 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.

Scientist- Molecular Biology


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for designing and delivering expression vectors to produce complex multichain recombinant proteins. Additionally, the Scientist will contribute to the development of an end-to-end high throughput bioinformatics solution to enable an automated synthetic biology pipeline.

The Biologics Optimization team is seeking an experienced Scientist with expertise in Molecular or Synthetic Biology to join our team in Thousand Oaks. Biologics Optimization is a multidisciplinary team in Research with capabilities in protein engineering, cloning, expression, purification, and analysis of therapeutic proteins. The group is responsible for the engineering, production, assessment, and final selection of large molecule drug candidates that advance to Process Development.

Responsibilities include:
  • Use Informatics and Data Analytics expertise to enable innovation in Biologics Optimization by developing and implementing new technologies
  • Act as a scientific leader with the ability to drive innovation, lead projects and teams, solve technical problems, and work both independently and across functions.
  • Provide scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions, and participate in internal and external scientific meetings.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree OR Master's degree and 4 years of experience OR Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience
  • Firm knowledge of molecular biology, especially as applied to recombinant protein production
  • Strong skills in informatics and analysis of large data sets including scripting and/or programming languages
  • A track record of innovation as evidenced by patents and/or peer reviewed publications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with modern DNA cloning techniques, e.g., Golden Gate or Gibson cloning and automation
  • Successful implementation of high throughput, library-based protein or cell engineering strategies
  • Experience with NGS data analysis
  • Experience with Biology LIMS systems
  • Strong data reporting experience leveraging analytics, visualization, and database technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate collaboration between colleagues in scientific and informatics-based roles


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.

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.