Sr. Scientist - Autoimmune Diseases

Thousand Oaks, 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.

Sr. Scientist - Autoimmune Diseases


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of the Department of Inflammation Research investigating mechanisms of immune mediated pathogenesis in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases with the goal to develop novel therapies.

Position Responsibilities
  • Perform cutting-edge research related to autoimmune diseases
  • Independently lead a laboratory group, as well as project teams
  • Collaborate with other research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, including teams in other functional areas such as 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 an ambitious researcher with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree or
  • Masters degree and 4 years of scientific experience or
  • Bachelors degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or MD, with postdoctoral training and research experience in various autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and rheumatoid diseases
  • Experience as independent scientist to lead projects and group is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking, creativity and scientific research achievement in the areas of immunology as demonstrated by high impact publications and/or significant contributions to therapeutic programs
  • Ability to identify therapeutic targets and lead a team to generate a drug against that target
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and can thrive in a highly collaborative research environment
  • 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


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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