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Associate - RNA Therapeutics

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Nov 21, 2022

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Chemistry, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Beach, Best Places to Work
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HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Associate - RNA Therapeutics Live

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is hiring an Associate - RNA Therapeutics at our Research and Development facility in Thousand Oaks, CA (ATO).

The Associate will be part of the RNA Platform Development group with responsibilities including (but not limited to) contributions to the design, synthesis, and purification of novel compounds for discovery and delivery of oligonucleotides, mechanistic understanding and application of RNAi, and potential clinical drug development. The candidate should have an experimental background in oligonucleotide chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or biochemistry and have hands-on experience in synthetic organic chemistry or oligonucleotide synthesis, and chemical and biophysical characterizations and demonstrate a consistent, analytical approach to problem solving and experimental design.

  • Synthesis, purification, and analysis of oligonucleotides in an automated laboratory environment
  • Conjugation of lipids, carbohydrates and other building blocks to be used for intracellular RNA delivery
  • Prepare clearly articulated experimental reports and data presentations
  • Analyze, interpret, and coordinate data to present in internal meetings

Additional responsibilities may include: advising colleagues in areas of expertise; providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions; participating in national scientific meetings.

Win

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 motivated with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree OR
  • Associates degree and 4 years of scientific experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry
  • Laboratory research experience with emphasis in nucleoside/oligonucleotide chemistry in an industrial or academic setting.
  • Experience in chemistry of nucleosides and nucleotides, nucleic acid modifications, and delivery of oligonucleotides
  • Solid laboratory skills in synthesis, purification, and characterization of small molecules and oligomers, familiarity with innovative analytical techniques such as LC, MS, NMR, and the ability to analyze, interpret, and present data.
  • Flexibility to be able to apply knowledge to new areas of study, thrive in a team environment, and possess good communication skills
  • Demonstration of good lab practices with attention to safety
Thrive

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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for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.


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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

Company

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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Phone
805-447-1000
Location
Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
California
91320-1799
United States
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