Sr. Associate Scientist - Inflammation Research

South San Francisco, CA
Sep 28, 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 Associate Scientist - Inflammation ResearchLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world.

Amgen Inflammation Research at South San Francisco is seeking a hardworking and highly motivated scientist with immunology experience to join a drug discovery team. The teams current focus is on developing biology hypotheses and therapeutic rationale for inflammatory, autoimmune, and allergic diseases including IBD, RA, SLE, and severe asthma.

As a hands-on, innovative scientist, you will play a highly impactful role in drug discovery and development. You will design experimental studies and execute them, and the data you generate from these studies will drive decisions and illuminate novel biology. You will have opportunities to be the first to demonstrate that a scientific hypothesis can translate into experimentally demonstrable effects and a drug that can benefit patients with unmet medical needs. Amgen is a highly collaborative environment with leading experts in various disciplines of biology and drug development.

Basic Qualifications

Masters degree and 3+ years of industry experience in inflammation and/or cancer immunotherapy drug discovery and development


Bachelors degree and 5+ years of industry experience in inflammation and/or cancer immunotherapy drug discovery and development

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree with research experience in immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, cancer biology, and/or biochemistry

Technical expertise in two or more of the following:
  • Multicolor(10+) flow cytometry and data analysis
  • In vitro cell assay development and optimization
  • Immune (T/B/NK/myeloid) cell biology
  • Mouse in vivo models (genetic and disease models)
  • Genomic or transcriptomic data analysis

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to think critically and contribute to understanding biology of target and mechanism of action
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate
  • Troubleshoot to solve problems
  • Organizational skills

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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