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Senior Associate Scientist - Immuno-Oncology Research

South San Francisco, CA
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Nov 9, 2022

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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 ResearchLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Amgen Oncology Research is seeking a Senior Associate Scientist to conduct preclinical studies to support our solid tumor BiTE (bispecific T cell engager) portfolio. In this vital role you will be part of a cross-functional team with expertise in cancer biology and immunology. You will perform in vitro cell-based assays and in vivo studies that provide preclinical evidence for BiTE molecule mechanism of action and define pathways associated with activity and resistance.

The Senior Associate Scientist will make key contributions to the preclinical data generated to support Amgens solid tumor BiTE portfolio:

  • Independently design, perform and analyze laboratory experiments, including assay development, optimization, and troubleshooting
  • Collaborate with team members within and outside of the department to design, conduct and analyze mouse model studies
  • Contribute to technology development by proposing and evaluating models and new experimental approaches
  • Present data in department and team meetings
  • 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 scientist with these qualifications.

Basic qualifications:

Masters degree and 3 years of Oncology or Immuno-Oncology experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of Oncology or Immuno-Oncology experience

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's degree and 5 years of experience or PhD with a research focus in Oncology
  • Experience with mouse tumor models (xenograft, syngeneic models)
  • Experience with cell culture and cell-based assays
  • Experience working with therapeutic agents, including chemotherapy or T cell targeted therapy (bispecific antibodies or CAR-T)
  • Experience with multi-panel flow cytometry
  • Demonstrated independence in critical thinking and scientific achievement, such as through significant contributions to manuscripts or poster presentations
  • Knowledge of cancer biology and/or immunology
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver results to meet timelines

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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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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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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