Senior Associate Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Research

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 29, 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, Immuno-Oncology Research


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Job Description

The Department of Oncology at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to perform research in immuno-oncology. In this vital role, you will contribute to the groups mission to gain a deep understanding of immune-mediated regulation of the tumor microenvironment, and contribute to pipeline projects by identification and validation of novel targets and immunotherapeutic strategies.

You will:
  • Work in a matrixed environment and collaborate with other functional areas including In Vivo Pharmacology, Research Biomarker, and Computational Biology.
  • Make impactful scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals and breakthroughs of the Immuno-Oncology group.
  • Independently design, perform, and analyze laboratory experiments, including troubleshooting and optimization of assays
  • Advance therapeutic discovery programs and evaluate new technologies
  • Present data in department and team meetings and contribute to external presentations including posters and manuscripts

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a Sr. Associate Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Recently graduated Ph.D with research experience in immunology and myeloid cell biology.
  • Hands-on experience with molecular, cellular, and ex vivo biological techniques and assays, including isolation and culture of primary cells.
  • Research experience with preclinical models of cancer and immuno-oncology.
  • Flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (5+ colors) experience and familiarity with bioinformatic tools is desired.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, along with the ability to work in a flexible team-oriented environment
  • Attention to detail, translating into high quality results


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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