Senior Associate, Oncology (In Vivo Pharmacology)

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 23, 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, Oncology (In Vivo Pharmacology)


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of a fast-paced, integrated and interactive research group exploring therapeutics for immuno-oncology programs. You will be responsible for generating and communicating pharmacology data to support the progression of oncology and immunotherapy research teams.

  • In vitro work includes a range of cellular assays and molecular biological techniques to help interpret in vivo observations
  • In vivo work will include handling techniques, such as tumor inoculation and measurement, oral, sc and iv dosing, blood and tissue collection
  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, accurate, timely record keeping and data analysis
  • Designing and conducting in vivo and in vitro studies


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 dedicated researcher with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications
  • Masters degree with 0-2 years Scientific experience OR
  • Bachelors degree and 2-4 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (5+ colors) experience is desired
  • Research experience with preclinical models of cancer and immuno-oncology
  • Hands on experience with in vivo bioluminescence imaging (BLI)
  • Previous drug discovery experience
  • Administering drugs through various routes
  • Hands on experience with molecular, cellular, and ex vivo biological techniques and assays
  • Attention to detail, translating into high quality results
  • The ability to work independently on research goals and to collaborate on day-to-day experiments with others
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, show a desire to learn and be a part of a busy, highly productive team
  • Computer literacy, especially proficiency with GraphPad Prism, FlowJo, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, along with the ability to work in a flexible team-oriented 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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