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Postdoctoral fellow - Oncology Research

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Apr 1, 2024

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research, Oncology
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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.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Oncology


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will perform an independent research project that will help contribute to the development of human therapeutics. The Postdoc will train under Dr. Andrew Holland and other leading scientists in the field at our global headquarters and research site in Thousand Oaks, California.

We are looking for highly talented, self-motivated individuals passionate about science and making high-impact discoveries in Oncology. The postdoctoral fellow will explore the biology underpinning oncogenic dependencies with an initial focus on dysregulated Wnt/-Catenin signaling in colorectal cancer. The postdoctoral fellow will take a multi-disciplinary approach combining chemical biology, molecular biology, cell biology, and functional genomics.

The successful candidate 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.

Please see representative publications from Dr. Holland from the last 5 years:

  • EMBO J. 2024, PMID:38279026.

  • J Cell Biol, 2024, PMID:37773039

  • eLIFE, 2022, PMID:35969030

  • Genes & Dev, 2022, PMID:35981754

  • Genes & Dev, 2022, PMID:35772791

  • EMBO J, 2021. PMID:33226141

  • EMBO J, 2021, PMID:33350495

  • Nature, 2020, PMID:32908313

  • J Cell Biol, 2019, PMID:31874114

  • Nat Cell Bio, 2019, PMID:31792378

The position is for three years with an optional one-year extension.


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 the time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in chemical biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or cancer biology
  • Broad knowledge of molecular and cellular biology with demonstrated independent research eminence through first-author publications in high-quality journals
  • Specific expertise and a record of publication in cancer biology or a related field
  • Research experience with biochemical, biophysical, molecular, and cellular techniques, including genome editing, functional genomics, imaging and assay development
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • A passion to explore the unknown and make discoveries


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

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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