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Associate Scientist-Oncology (In Vivo Pharmacology)

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Apr 21, 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-Oncology (In Vivo Pharmacology)


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role, you will be a part of a fast-paced, integrated, and interactive research group exploring therapeutics for immuno-oncology programs. You will be responsible for generating and communicating pharmacology data to support the progression of oncology and immunotherapy research programs.

Designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting in vivo and in vitro studies.

  • In vivo work will include handling techniques, such as tumor inoculation and measurement, oral, SC, IP, and IV dosing, blood collection, tissue collection, and model development.

  • In vitro work includes a range of cellular assays, including multi-parametric flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques to help interpret in vivo observations.

  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment, accurate, timely record-keeping, and data analysis

  • Active participation and presentation at cross-departmental teams and meetings.


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 researcher with these qualifications.

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

  • Bachelors degree and 3 years of laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Complete understanding and use of technical principles, theories, and concepts to perform a wide range of scientific work.

  • Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or a related subject area and 4 years of scientific laboratory experience

  • Hands-on experience with preclinical models of cancer and immuno-oncology

  • Hands-on experience administering drugs through various routes.

  • Hands-on experience with in vivo bioluminescence imaging (BLI)

  • Experience collecting blood by different routes and tissues for downstream analysis.

  • Flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (5+ colors) experience is strongly desired.

  • Hands-on experience with molecular, cellular, and ex vivo biological techniques and assays

  • Computer literacy, especially proficiency with GraphPad Prism, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and scientific software.

  • Previous drug discovery experience.

  • Attention to detail, translating into high-quality results.

  • Pro-active, enthusiastic, shows desire to learn and be part of a highly productive team.


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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