South San Francisco, CA
Jul 29, 2021
Required Education
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.



What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will investigate mechanisms of immune mediated pathogenesis in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases with the goal to develop novel immune-modulatory therapies.

  • Perform cutting-edge research related to autoimmune diseases

  • Independently lead a laboratory group

  • Collaborate with other research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, including teams in Therapeutic Discovery, Medical Sciences, Human Genetics and Computational Biology.

  • Develop novel immune-modulating therapies using various innovative technologies and approaches

  • Manage projects from early discovery through therapeutic development

  • Make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals and milestones of the Inflammation therapeutic area

  • Publish experimental findings in top-tier Journals and present novel findings at national and international conferences


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 leader with these qualifications.

  • PhD or MD, with postdoctoral training and research experience in various autoimmune diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases psoriasis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and rheumatoid diseases

  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking, creativity and scientific research achievements in the areas of immunology as demonstrated by high impact publications and/or significant contributions to therapeutic programs

  • Ability to identify therapeutic targets and manage a team to generate a drug against that target

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and can thrive in a highly collaborative research environment

  • Exceptional communicator, in writing and as a speaker

  • Ability to collaborate and troubleshoot to solve problems

Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Multi-color flow cytometry

  • Omics data analysis

  • Complex cell-based functional assays

  • 3D organoid cultures

  • Genetic manipulation of cell lines and/or primary cells

  • Analysis of gene regulation at the single cell level

  • Cell signaling / biochemistry

  • In vivo mouse models of disease

  • Computational Biology expertise

Consistent with our core leadership value of Develops the Best Team, we are seeking leaders that prioritize the development of talent. As a manager, your first priority and primary role is to accelerate the performance and development of your team. We expect managers to exemplify strong leadership and champion self-awareness and career development. Ways that you will display your leadership acumen in this role include:

  • Mentoring, coaching, and developing staff to build highly-skilled, diverse, and inclusive teams

  • Fostering a positive and respectful work environment that encourages staff retention and motivates individuals to work toward common goals and priorities

  • Ensuring that staff understand how their efforts and contributions make a meaningful impact to the business

  • Growing core skills and capabilities among staff, particularly in learning agility, problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, flexibility, resilience, effective communication, prioritization, delivery of results, and continuous improvement

  • Making accurate evaluations of your team's skills and competencies and providing timely and respectful feedback, including direct delivery of difficult messages

  • Developing an understanding of your team's career objectives and serve as a thought-partner in their career development plans


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.

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