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Postdoctoral Fellow Induced Proximity Therapeutics

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Mar 31, 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.

Postdoctoral Fellow Induced Proximity Therapeutics


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be part of Amgens R&D Postdoc Program Center of Excellence in Emerging Therapeutic Modalities located at our global headquarters and research site in Thousand Oaks, California. Postdocs will join an academic-style lab to train under Dr. Ryan Potts, Vice President of Research, amongst other leading scientists in the field of Induced Proximity.

We are hiring a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to perform an independent research project as part of a core team of cross-functional scientists and critical thinkers, focused on the theme of Emerging Therapeutic Modalities. The position is for 2-4 years, depending on time to complete projects. Successful candidates will have access to Amgens innovative technologies and innovation and be expected to make exciting scientific contributions to the field, present at scientific conferences and publish their work. Postdocs will be a part of the broader R&D Postdoc Program that focuses on training the next generation of industry scientists. An overwhelming majority of our postdocs go on to advance their careers in industry at leading pharma and biotech companies, including many at Amgen.

We are looking for highly talented, self-motivated individuals passionate about science and making high impact discoveries to work on Emerging Therapeutic Modalities. A major focus will be in the exciting area of Proximity Biology, including exploration of next generation of induced proximity modalities and mechanisms to drug challenging, high value targets. New postdoctoral fellows will take a multi-disciplinary approach combining chemical biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, proteomics, and genetic engineering to carry out these studies.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Postdoctoral Fellow we seek is a collaborator with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

PhD at time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, chemical biology or cancer biology
  • Broad knowledge of molecular and cellular biology with demonstrated independent research eminence through first author publications in top journals
  • Specific expertise and a record of publication in chemical biology
  • Research experience with biochemical, biophysical, molecular and cellular techniques, including cell line engineering with state of the art gene editing approaches
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • A passion to explore the unknown and make discoveries that will chart new areas of biology

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
  • 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.


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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