Skip to main content

This job has expired

You will need to login before you can apply for a job.

Principal Scientist - Translational Immunology

South San Francisco, California
Start date
Feb 22, 2024

View more

Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work

Job Details


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Principal Scientist - Translational Immunology


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Amgen Translational Immunology and Safety Sciences group based in South San Francisco, CA, is seeking a Principal Scientist to independently investigate immune related safety assessment with in vitro approaches and provide immuno-toxicological evaluation strategy to support Inflammation pipeline projects.

In this vital role you will supervise lab scientists, collaborate closely with toxicologists, pathologists, and scientists within the organization, and with multi-functional teams, perform literature-based evaluation and in vitro assays for various pipeline projects and present the work to cross-functional teams.

  • The candidate should be able to independently initiate and drive projects, intellectually supervise junior lab members.
  • Contribute to the project development as well as perform cellular immunological techniques, including multi-color flow cytometry, ELISA, MSD and in vitro immune cell assays.
  • The candidate with experience in human 3D culture system is strongly preferred.
  • The candidate is expected to have extensive immunology training and strong cellular immunology and cell culture technical skills.
  • In addition, the candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly motivated, creative and collaborative.
  • The candidate should have a track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in the area of immunology.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek has these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree PhD, PharmD or MD and 2 years of immunology experience.


Masters degree and 5 years of Immunology experience.


Bachelors degree and 7 years of Immunology experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with immuno-toxicology experience.

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.

Facebook  Social Icon - X Logo

Company info
Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert