Senior Associate Scientist - Induced Proximity Platform - Protein Technology

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 28, 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.

Senior Associate Scientist - Induced Proximity Platform - Protein Technology


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role, Amgen's Induced Proximity Platform (IPP) is seeking a collaborative Senior Associate Scientist to join our emerging protein expression and purification group in Thousand Oaks, California. The IPP is charged with developing Amgen's newest drug modality aimed at Targeted Protein Degradation, including discovery of PROTACs.
  • The Senior Associate Scientist will be a part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for designing, planning and executing on the generation of key enabling reagents to support early discovery of Targeted Protein Degradation drugs.
  • This includes the molecular engineering, cloning, expression and purification of proteins.
  • Will also work closely with our Protein Technologies group.
  • Have broad laboratory training, deep scientific curiosity and a positive approach to working in a team-based research environment along with a track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for taking on difficult research challenges.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Scientific professional we seek is an ambitious leader with these qualifications.

Basic qualifications

Doctorate Degree OR

Master's degree and 3 years of related scientific experience OR

Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related scientific experience

  • Proven skills culturing E. coli and insect cells
  • Detailed knowledge in recombinant protein purification (including affinity, ion exchange, HIC, SEC) and methods development
  • Biochemistry analytical experience (SDS PAGE, Western Blot, HPLC, Mass Spectrometry)
  • Familiarity with chromatography hardware and software (GE AKTA, Agilent HPLC)
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated scientific analysis and problem-solving skills as evidenced in peer review publications.
  • Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment


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

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