Senior Associate Scientist - Bioanalysis

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 08, 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.

Senior Associate Scientist


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will works in close partnership with disciplines such as protein science, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacology and regulatory to engineer promising clinical therapeutic candidates, conduct preclinical development studies, support clinical evaluation and contribute to IND and NDA filings.

The department of pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism (PKDM) within Amgen is dedicated to the discovery and development of safe and effective medicines by elucidating the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and pharmacokinetic properties of novel therapeutic drug candidates to improve their pharmacological potential.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to design and execute bioanalytical methods for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of large molecule therapeutics by immunoassay (MSD, Gyros, ELISA) in support of both drug discovery and early development programs. This role requires an understanding of preclinical ADME and bioanalytical techniques and an individual that can work collaboratively in a fast-paced work environment. This will involve working as a member of the bioanalytical group and being responsible for preparation of samples from plasma, tissues, and other biological matrices, as well as data generation, and analysis within Watson-LIMS. Other responsibilities include data interpretation and communication of results to project team representatives and electronic laboratory notebook keeping of results. Successful candidates will also have opportunities to expand his/her expertise by working on other bioanalytical assays such as flow cytometry, LC-MS, ddPCR etc. depending on his/her career development goal.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we seek is a standout colleague with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree with 5 years of experience


  • Masters degree with 3 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology or equivalent.

  • 2+ years of protein therapeutics drug discovery and development experience in biotech.

  • industry, basic understanding of protein therapeutics pharmacokinetics.

  • Proficiency with automated liquid handling equipment (Tecan).

  • Experience with assay development, including optimization and troubleshooting.

  • Ability to grasp new concepts and execute experimental procedures with technical proficiency.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to learn and deliver results in a fast-paced, demanding environment.


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.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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