Scientist - Oncology

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 04, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type


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


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 cross-functional product teams focused on prostate cancer and lung cancer.

  • Support fast-paced early stage clinical teams by developing a preclinical strategy and delivering scientific evidence to inform BiTE molecule combinations and mechanisms of resistance
  • Interact closely with clinical development and biomarker leads to identify key areas of research focus
  • Identify contract labs to conduct preclinical studies, write workplans and manage outsourced studies
  • Establish and maintain interactions with academic collaborators, including writing workplans, designing studies and managing the collaborations
  • Conduct preclinical research, and manage direct reports to conduct preclinical research, focused on BiTE molecule mechanism of action, activity and resistance, combinations and evaluation of additional tumor indications
  • 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, such as through first or senior author publications in top-tier journals and awarded grants
  • Broad and deep knowledge of cancer biology and immunology, including therapeutic development in solid tumors
  • Experience leading collaborations with academic investigators or contract research laboratories
  • Experience leading and mentoring a research group
  • Experience with T cell targeted therapy including technical knowledge of in vitro cell culture and in vivo models, multi-color flow cytometry, cell-based assays and imaging methods
  • 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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