Scientist - Cardiometabolic Disorders

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 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, Cardiometabolic DisordersLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Cardiometabolic Disorders Department at Amgen in Thousand Oaks is seeking a highly motivated Scientist to join a team of investigators in pursuit of innovative treatments for obesity and the related cardio-metabolic disorders. In this vital role you will:

  • Serve as a lead preclinical biologist for cross-functional drug discovery programs. In this role, the candidate is expected to work independently and productively in a highly collaborative and fast-paced teamwork environment.
  • Drive the advancement of projects by performing in vitro experiments using a wide range of molecular and cellular biology techniques, such as primary cell culture, stable cell line development, functional cell-based assay development, CRISPR/Cas-based genome editing, immunoassays (western blot, ELISA, flow cytometry, etc.), RT-qPCR, fluorescent microscopy, and other imaging methods.
  • Interact and collaborate closely with in vivo pharmacologists, protein biochemists, structural biologists, computational biologists, pathologists, mass spectrometry and other subject matter experts, and provide scientific and technical inputs.
  • Exhibit self-motivation and proactive attitude in designing and conducting experiments using cutting-edge technologies and proposing new innovative ideas that would drive the discovery of novel biology and therapeutics.
  • Present preclinical data internally and at scientific conferences and contribute to the drafting of scientific manuscripts, patent applications, and regulatory documents.

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 in molecular biology, cell biology, or related experience


Masters degree and 4 years of molecular biology, cell biology, or related experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of molecular biology, cell biology, or related experience

Preferred qualifications
  • 5-8 years of wet lab experience in signal transduction, cell biology, cell metabolism, in vitro pharmacology, and/or related areas. Expertise in GPCR signaling and membrane trafficking is a plus.
  • Track record of solving challenging scientific problems with hard work and creativity, demonstrated by first-author publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Understanding of human metabolic disease biology and genetics.
  • Experience working with rodent disease models and biological sample analysis.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including an ability to present a clear and compelling scientific case.
  • Proficiencies in mentoring other researchers and in leading internal and external collaborations.
  • Strong desire to discover transformative therapeutics for cardiometabolic diseases such as obesity and fatty liver disease.

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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