Associate Scientist - Molecular Biology

South San Francisco, CA
Jun 04, 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 - Molecular Biology Live

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Genome Analysis Unit group at Amgen Inc. South San Francisco 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 work closely with a group of committed scientists to perform cell-based assays, molecular biology experiments, quantitative and molecular genetic analyses to discover, develop and validate exciting Amgen drug discovery pipeline.

Position Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Execute and document experimental plans and laboratory procedures timely with great attention to details.
  • Execute data analysis and trouble-shooting with guidance.
  • Performing RNA and DNA extraction from mammalian cell lines and tissues, and related quantitative PCR/digital PCR.
  • Performing mammalian cell line maintenance and cell-based molecular biology and biochemical assays.
  • Present data internally and communicate effectively with colleagues.
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment.

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 scientific research experience


Bachelors degree and at least 4 years of scientific research experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry.
  • Good critical thinking and attention to details are required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct experiments.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • The successful candidate must have expertise in his or her field of research as well as the ability to adapt to new technologies and techniques.
  • Comfortable in fast-paced company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Hands-on experience with cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology techniques, especially mammalian cell culture technique.
  • Experience performing experiments, such as RNA, DNA extraction, PCR, cloning.
  • Hand-on experience in handling samples at 96 or 384-well format.
  • Proficiency in performing and analysis of FACS, ELISA, or gene editing are 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.

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