Scientist - Inflammation Biomarker Discovery (Respiratory / Gut)

South San Francisco, CA
Oct 09, 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.

Scientist - Inflammation Biomarker Discovery (Respiratory / Gut)Live

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Inflammation Research is seeking a highly motivated scientist to study disease mechanisms and develop preclinical biomarker plans to support our pipelines in asthma, COPD, IBD and other inflammatory diseases. In this vital role you will focus on the discovery of biomarkers to support the progression of therapeutic candidates from discovery to early clinical development.

  • Develop deep disease area expertise for key indications
  • Investigate disease biology and heterogeneity using human genetics, single cell transcriptomics, proteomics, cellular assays and/or inflammatory disease models
  • Discover and prioritize disease stratification and target engagement biomarker candidates for multiple pipeline projects
  • Generate and transition key pharmacodynamic and patient stratification biomarker discovery data to support clinical biomarker assay development
  • Work together with the Clinical Biomarker Lead to support translational biomarker activities for therapeutic assets, including presenting at investigator meetings and advisor boards, and participating in investigator-sponsored studies
  • Publish and present at national/international conferences

The role is expected to work in a highly matrixed environment to drive scientific and technical innovation collaboratively with other members of the Inflammation group, as well as with other functions including the Clinical Biomarker & Diagnostics Team, Translational Medicine, Human Genetics and Computational Biology.


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 Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Masters degree plus 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelors degree plus 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D or MD, with postdoctoral trainings and research experience in the field of immunology, human genetics or molecular biology
  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication record and/or significant contributions to a therapeutic development or biomarker discovery program
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: Multi-color flow cytometry, complex cell-based functional assays, genetic manipulation of cell lines and/or primary cells, cell signaling/biochemistry, in vivo mouse models of disease, and bioinformatics
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to collaborate and troubleshoot to solve problems
  • Experience with implementing multiple technology platforms
  • Experience working in teams and consistently delivering 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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