Scientist- Discovery Proteomics

South San Francisco, CA
Jun 23, 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- Discovery Proteomics


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Job Description

Amgen is seeking a hardworking and motivated Scientist with expertise in liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry-based proteomics to join the Discovery Attribute Sciences team at South San Francisco. In this vital role you will conduct quantitative discovery and targeted proteomics studies in support of Amgens Induced Proximity Platform, with a focus on the biological characterization of novel modality early candidates including proteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTACs) and molecular glues. Demonstrated expertise in sample preparation, data analysis, and quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomic technologies is essential.

Discovery Attribute Sciences is tasked with developing and implementing proteomic and protein characterization technologies in support of Amgens early discovery pipeline.

Responsibilities will include experimental design and implementation of complex proteomics workflows involving sample preparation, chromatographic separations, and mass spectrometric analysis. Quantitative discovery as well as targeted workflows will be employed involving label-free analyses, isobaric labeling, selected reaction monitoring, and data-independent acquisition (DIA). The successful candidate will be expected to work across both genomic and proteomic platforms for data integration, mining, and pathway analysis, utilizing available external resources where appropriate.


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 scientific experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral experience preferred, but recent doctoral candidates with highly relevant experience are encouraged to apply
  • Academic and/or industrial training in Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry or other relevant scientific field
  • Hands-on experience with deep proteomic analysis of tissues, cell cultures or other relevant biological materials utilizing modern mass spectrometric instrumentation platforms (e.g. Thermo Orbitraps, and Sciex TripleTOF) and associated software, sample processing techniques (e.g. TMT isobaric labeling), data acquisition schemes (e.g. data- independent acquisition) and data processing pipelines (e.g. Proteome Discoverer, Spectronaut, Skyline, and/or MaxQuant).
  • Experience in chemical proteomics, protein-protein interactome studies, posttranslational modifications, cell culture assays and/or mining public proteomic databases is preferred
  • Proven track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement
  • Strong background in biology or chemistry, especially as it pertains to human disease in the fields of Immunology/Oncology, Inflammation, and Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Strong verbal and written skills, and an ability to work independently as well as in small teams

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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