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Senior Associate Scientist - Inflammation/Immunology

South San Francisco, CA
Start date
May 1, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Senior Associate Scientist Inflammation/ImmunologyLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Amgen Inflammation Research Team is seeking aSenior Associate Scientistto conduct in vitro and preclinical studies to support discovering and validating new targets related to autoimmune diseases. In this vital role, you will explore new area of research, innovate new technologies, act as an integral member of our discovery research team, collaborate with scientists in multi-functional areas at Amgen, and contribute to Amgens drug development pipeline and to publications and patents. You will perform in vitro cell-based assays and in vivo studies that provide preclinical evidence for a new and exciting modality targeting inflammatory pathways associated with autoimmunity disorders.

Position Responsibilities
  • Enable the discovery, validation, and mechanistic understanding of signaling pathways to be further translated into a new treatment for autoimmune diseases.
  • 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 Immunology or Inflammation experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of Immunology or Inflammation experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree and 5 years of experience or PhD with a research focus in Inflammation and Immunology
  • Experience with mouse models.
  • Experience with cell culture and cell-based assays.
  • Experience with molecular biology (CRISPR is highly desired)
  • Experience with multi-panel flow cytometry
  • Demonstrated independence in critical thinking and scientific achievement, such as through significant contributions to manuscripts or poster presentations. (First author publication is a differential)
  • Knowledge immunology and signaling pathways
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver results to meet timelines

What you can expect of us

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.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $115-991-132,873.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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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.

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 will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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.

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