Senior Associate Scientist - Cardio-metabolic Disorders

South San Francisco, CA, US
Apr 25, 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.

Sr Associate Scientist - Cardio-metabolic Disorders


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. The Cardiometabolic Disorders department at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to join our drug discovery research team in South San Francisco. In this vital role you will play a pivotal role on the team, developing and performing assays using a wide range of cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology techniques to characterize the pathophysiology of cardio-metabolic diseases.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary cross-functional team, collaborate with scientists of diverse expertise, and contribute to projects at both early and late stages of drug discovery. The science-based, patient-first environment at Amgen provides the platform for the successful candidate to reach their full potential and apply scientific expertise to benefit patients with grievous diseases in need of innovative medicines.

Position Responsibilities
  • Advancing Amgen's scientific objectives through laboratory-based experimentation and collaboration
  • Design, execute, and optimize cell, protein, and tissue-based experiments
  • Independently perform data analysis and interpretation
  • Communicate scientific results through written and oral presentations
  • Advising colleagues and supervisors in areas of expertise


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Hands-on experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related discipline
  • Record of independently designing, executing, and analyzing biological experiments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with in vivo animal model development is a plus


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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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.

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