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Scientist Molecular Biology and Automation

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Mar 1, 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.

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What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for the design and assembly of recombinant expression constructs used to produce large molecule drug candidates. You will also seek out, develop, and implement novel laboratory and data automation solutions to advance our biologics drug discovery capabilities.

Amgen is seeking an innovative Scientist to join the Generative Biology group within Protein Therapeutics (PT). PT is a multidisciplinary team with broad capabilities in protein engineering, expression, purification, and characterization.

Our success is inspired by our commitment to our patients, to our business partners, and to using technologies that deliver critical value. At Amgen, we are building upon our solid protein sciences foundation and commitment to patients by developing new classes of novel molecules and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their full potential to help patients.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Advancing our pipeline by designing DNA sequences to produce novel and complex protein molecules that will be the next generation of large molecule therapeutics
  • Implementing HT molecular biology techniques and automated instruments to generate large panels of mammalian expression vectors
  • Translating molecular biology protocols into automated processes with robust data handling
  • Developing innovative and novel solutions to increase our throughput, improve quality, streamline data capture and analysis, and reduce cycle times

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 key contributor with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree or

Masters degree and 2 years of scientific experience or

Bachelors degree and 4 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in molecular biology including PCR, Golden Gate cloning, and other scarless vector construction methods and transformations
  • Experience with high throughput technologies, laboratory automation for liquid handling (e.g. Tecan, Hamilton, Bravo), and data management (e.g. LIMS systems, electronic laboratory notebooks)
  • Familiarity with protein engineering and/or mammalian cell expression
  • Familiarity with modern programming languages, such as Python/R or PySpark.
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to multitask and work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment.

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
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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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