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Scientific Associate Director- Inflammation

South San Francisco, California
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Apr 26, 2024

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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.

Scientific Associate Director - Inflammation


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will lead and manage a team of scientists and researchers in the development and execution of innovative and impactful inflammation-focused projects.

  • Lead and mentor a team of scientists and researchers in target discovery and development of therapeutics for autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. Provide scientific guidance and direction in the execution of high-quality and cutting-edge projects and ensure alignment with Departmental and organizational goals and objectives.

  • Stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in the field of inflammation, including new technologies and modalities, and incorporate them into projects to understand mechanism of action (MOA) of biological pathways. Where necessary, develop and implement innovative and robust methodologies, protocols, and analytical tools to advance projects.

  • Establish robust ex vivo, in vitro, in vivo and in silico assays to help translate newly identified pathways and targets into clinical programs within the inflammation therapeutic area.

  • Conduct and supervise data analysis, interpretation, and reporting of scientific results with effective communication; relay the scientific vision, strategy, and results of the projects to various internal and external audiences, such as senior leadership and conference attendees. Publish impactful discoveries in high impact scientific journals.

  • Identify and pursue new opportunities for scientific innovation and growth, facilitate and make informed decisions on business development opportunities to support the broader mission of Amgen.

  • Establish and maintain effective collaborations and relationships with internal and external industry and academic partners.

  • Ensure compliance with the ethical, regulatory, and quality standards and best practices.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is a researcher with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree PhD OR PharmD OR MD and, relevant post-doc where applicable, and 4 years of drug discovery experience OR

  • Masters degree and 7 years of drug discovery experience OR

  • Bachelors degree and 9 years of drug discovery experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Immunology, molecular Immunology, biochemistry, or related field.

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in the biotechnology industry or academia

  • Proven track record of leading and managing successful and impactful scientific projects

  • Strong knowledge and expertise in the field of Inflammation and Immunology and its applications.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

  • Highly motivated, creative, and passionate about science and innovation


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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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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