Associate Scientist - Bioanalytical Sciences

Thousand Oaks, CA
May 28, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


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

Associate Scientist - Bioanalytical SciencesLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences group at Amgen Inc. Thousand Oaks site is seeking to hire a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual at the Associate Scientist level. In this vital role you will work in the lab under supervision and collaborate closely with a group of committed scientists to perform immunoassays and cell-based assays designed to monitor the immunogenicity of Amgens exciting therapeutic protein pipeline.

  • Execute and document experimental plans and laboratory procedures in a timely manner with great attention to detail.
  • Perform plate-based immunoassays for detection of binding or neutralizing anti-drug antibodies.
  • Perform mammalian cell line maintenance and cell-based assays for detection of neutralizing anti-drug antibodies.
  • Execute data analysis and troubleshooting with guidance.
  • Present data internally and communicate effectively with colleagues.
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment in accordance with GxP guidelines

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

Masters degree and at least 2 years of laboratory experience


Bachelors degree and at least 4 years of laboratory experience in immunochemistry, cell biology, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Good critical thinking skills and attention to detail are required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct experiments.
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, immunoassays, and/or cell-based assays is preferred
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to adapt to new technologies and techniques.
  • Comfortable in fast-paced company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of or proficiency in GxP lab requirements is preferred.

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 Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor
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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.