Scientist - Oncology Research

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.

Scientist - Oncology Research


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Amgen Oncology Research is seeking a Scientist to lead preclinical studies for our solid tumor BiTE (bispecific T cell engager) portfolio. In this vital role you will support fast-paced cross-functional product teams, focused on prostate cancer and lung cancer.

  • Conduct preclinical research to inform BiTE molecule activity and resistance, and propose and evaluate combinations and approaches to enhance BiTE molecule activity and utility
  • Lead a small research group focused on generating preclinical data to support the therapeutic BiTE pipeline and technology development
  • Coordinate with other groups at Amgen to develop mouse tumor models and test BiTE molecule activity in vivo
  • Contribute to strategy and scientific evidence generation for early stage clinical teams, including biomarker discovery and prioritization of combinations
  • Manage timelines and deliverables of preclinical data to support clinical studies
  • Present preclinical data at scientific conferences and lead writing of preclinical manuscripts

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


Masters degree and 4 years of Oncology or Immuno-Oncology experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Oncology or Immuno-Oncology experience

Preferred qualifications:
  • Demonstrated independence in critical thinking and scientific achievement, with first or senior author publications in top-tier journals or awarded grants
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple activities in parallel
  • Broad and deep knowledge of cancer biology, including immunotherapy and prostate cancer and/or lung cancer
  • Direct experience with T cell targeted therapy including technical knowledge of in vitro cell culture and in vivo models, multi-color flow cytometry, and imaging methods
  • Direct experience with cell-based assays with tumor samples
  • Experience managing and mentoring direct reports or leading teams
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

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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