Senior Associate Scientist - Inflammation and Oncology


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The Amgen Research, Department of Inflammation and Oncology at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist with experience in immunology to perform research studies aimed at developing novel immunotherapies. This role will be an integral member of a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas including, Therapeutic Discovery, and Medical Sciences. The role will make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of the department, present their results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication. Specific responsibilities include the formulation of experimental hypothesis, planning and performing laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Post-graduate training in immunology

Experience in either viral, cancer or inflammation research with a strong interest in T cell biology

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Molecular Immunology (with hands on experience of cloning and CRISPR on primary human and/or mouse lymphocytes or myeloid cells), functional assay using primary cells, multi-color flow cytometry, isolation and culture of primary immune cells, establishing immunological assays, bioinformatics analysis of large gene expression datasets. Knowledge and experience in working with in vivo models

Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication record and/or significant contributions to a therapeutic development program

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Knowledgeable, highly motivated, creative, and collaborative

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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