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Associate Scientist - Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 18, 2024

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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.

Associate Scientist - Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences group at Amgen Inc. The Thousand Oaks site is seeking to hire a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual at the Associate Scientist level. In this vital role, you will work in the lab under supervision and collaborate closely with a group of committed scientists to perform immunoassays and cell-based assays designed to monitor the immunogenicity of Amgens exciting therapeutic protein pipeline.

Position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Execute and document experimental plans and laboratory procedures in a timely manner with great attention to detail.

  • Perform plate-based immunoassays for the detection of binding or neutralizing anti-drug antibodies.

  • Perform mammalian cell line maintenance and cell-based assays for the detection of neutralizing anti-drug antibodies.

  • Execute data analysis and troubleshooting with guidance.

  • Present data internally and communicate effectively with colleagues.

  • Operate and maintain lab equipment in accordance with GxP guidelines


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is an associate scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Masters degree and at least 1 year of laboratory experience


  • Bachelors degree and at least 3 years of laboratory experience in immunochemistry, cell biology, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Good critical thinking skills and attention to detail are required.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct experiments.

  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, immunoassays, and/or cell-based assays is preferred

  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • The successful candidate must have the ability to adapt to new technologies and techniques.

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced company environment and able to adjust workloads based on changing priorities.

  • Knowledge of or proficiency in GxP lab requirements is preferred.


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.

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

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

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

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.


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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