Computational Protein Designer

South San Francisco, CA
Oct 20, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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.

Computational Protein Designer


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will apply and develop computational methods to advance drug discovery.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for applying modeling and informatics techniques to impact and accelerate the drug discovery process.
  • Responsible for developing novel computational methods and as well as partnering with external collaborators.
  • Be adept at working in teams, and will initiate and drive partnerships with interdisciplinary groups within Amgen.
  • Represent the department on cross-functional teams, as well as growing your external scientific presence through presentations and publications.

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Masters degree and 3 years of experience OR
  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of experience OR
  • Associates degree and 10 years of experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of experience
Preferred Qualfications:
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Engineering or a related discipline plus relevant postdoctoral experience
  • Proficiency in Python or other programming languages
  • Experience with applying statistical tools and AI/ML techniques to large data sets
  • Familiarity with relevant protein modeling and protein design software packages (MOE, Schrodinger, Rosetta, etc.)
  • Experience with developing analysis methodologies and computational workflows for biologics such as antibodies and proteins is a plus
  • Desire to be part of a team to translate goals into action, prioritize a range of activities and projects, and forge productive cross-site collaborations with partner functions
  • Strong written and verbal communication

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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Join Us

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.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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