Associate Scientist- Yeast Display

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 20, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Associate Scientist- Yeast Display


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this role you will be responsible for the affinity maturation, optimization, production, assessment, and selection of large molecule drug candidates within our Biologics Optimization team. The Associate Scientist will utilize molecular biology and protein display techniques to drive the selection of protein therapeutics with improved biophysical properties.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Performing molecular biology techniques including PCR and transformations.

  • Execute cell-based protein binding experiments.

  • Run Flow Cytometry instruments and analyze data.

  • Develop and run automation protocols for a variety of selection-based experiments.

  • Document experimental plans and laboratory procedures in a timely manner and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to trouble shoot and work independently on data analysis.

  • Work effectively with scientific software systems (e.g., LIMS systems, electronic laboratory notebooks).


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 curious individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degree


  • Bachelors degree and 2 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education in the life sciences; Prior experience working in a biopharmaceutical company.

  • Experience with Display Technologies (Yeast Display, Phage Display), Molecular Biology, and FACS.

  • An understanding of protein science fundamentals.

  • A solid understanding of good documentation practices and scientific conduct as defined by standard operating procedures.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and is highly motivated, creative and collaborative.

  • Comfort in working in a highly interactive and vibrant environment and a passion for collaboration.

  • Ability to trouble shoot and work independently on experimental design, execution and data analysis.

  • Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data.


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.

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.