Scientist - Discovery Attribute Sciences

South San Francisco, CA, US
May 01, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This Scientist will be a member of a team providing support for the early-stage pipeline of small molecule (SM) therapeutics.

Primary responsibilities will include

• Characterizing protein - small molecule interactions using SPR.

• This will include (but is not limited to) small molecule SPR assay development, small molecule hit characterization and ranking.

• Knowledge and experience in kinetics for small molecule binding assays together with experience using SPR instruments such as those from Cytiva/Biacore.

• Devise and implement creative scientific research through conducting laboratory experiments, planning detailed procedures for defined projects including timelines, milestones, methodological approaches, expected results and necessary resources.

• Review, analyze, and interpret scientific data and results; providing regular updates, documentation, and/or communication on project results; collaborating with other scientists and keeping current with field of expertise, including literature and technology development.

• Additional responsibilities may include advising supervisors and colleagues in areas of expertise; participating in national and international scientific meetings; providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions and mentoring research associates and laboratory assistants.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree OR Doctorate degree completed by Feb 2021

Master's degree and 4 years of scientific experience OR

Bachelor's degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

• A focus on SPR-based kinetics and binding affinity characterization; attendance to one of David Myszka's label free workshops is preferred.

• Proven track record of academic accomplishments (i.e., peer-reviewed publications and/or patents)

• Demonstration of good lab practices, with particular attention to safety

• Clear understanding of binding experiments as well as a general knowledge of related methods and data fitting computer applications.

• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)

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.