Amgen

Associate Scientist - Protein Biochemistry

Employer
Amgen
Location
South San Francisco, CA
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Ref
R-121616
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

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.

Associate Scientist

Live

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for hands-on protein purification and biochemical characterization for a variety of protein classes.

Amgens Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking an enthusiastic team-oriented Associate Scientist to join the Protein Technologies group at our South San Francisco site. Protein Technologies is responsible for designing, planning, and executing on the generation of key enabling reagents to support early discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and cutting-edge novel modalities. The successful candidate will work closely with other protein biochemists, as well as colleagues in expression and analytics groups within Therapeutic Discovery.

Responsibilities

  • Purify recombinant proteins of various formats

  • Perform standard analytical techniques to assess final protein quality

  • Comply with internal data entry and record keeping requirements

Win

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 an individual contributor with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, or a related subject area and 2-4 years of scientific laboratory experience

  • Masters Degree and 0-2 years of experience in a relevant discipline

Preferred Qualifications
  • Broad training in protein biochemistry

  • Proficiency in protein purification methods, including experience with chromatography instrumentation

  • Understanding of common strategies for protein expression. Hands-on experience is a plus

  • Familiarity with analytical methods such as HPLC or LC-MS is a plus

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Desire to be a team player in a cross-functional environment

  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a dynamic environment

Thrive

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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Join Us

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.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.