Sr Associate Scientist - Immuno-Oncology Research

Amgen in South San Francisco, CA

  • Industry: Healthcare - Physician - Oncology
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $103,730.00 - 157,700.00 / Year*
The Immuno-Oncology Therapeutic Area in Discovery Research at Amgen, South San Francisco (ASF) is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist, who will lead biology studies for drug discovery and research projects in the fields of T cell biology, immunology and cancer biology. We are seeking a researcher who is enthusiastic about exploring the new area of research, innovating new technology, being an integral member of our discovery research team, collaborating with scientists in multiple functional areas at Amgen, and contributing to Amgen's drug development pipeline and to peer-reviewed publications and patents.

Position Responsibilities

Enable the discovery, validation, and mechanistic understanding of novel cancer immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer or auto-immune diseases

Independently design experimental strategy, execute laboratory-based experiments, analyze data, and communicate and present data in team meetings

Stay up to date with relevant literature and incorporate recent advances in relevant fields into experimental design and execution

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree completed by May 2020

Degree(s) in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, or stem cell biology, equivalent experience

Expertise in one or more of these technical areas:

1. Cell-based assays and primary immune cell culture (e.g. multi-color flow cytometry, cytokine production, T cell culture, proliferation, etc.)

2. Molecular biology and genetic engineering of primary immune cells (e.g. cloning, CRISPR/gene editing, lentivirus transduction, qPCR, etc.)

3. In vivo studies of adoptive T cell transfer, cancer and/or inflammation

Demonstrate a track record of independent and creative designing of research projects and achievement through publications, patents, external presentations, and/or significant contribution to drug development programs

Effectively prioritize and execute next steps with efficient time management

Integrate and synthesize information from complex data sets to approach questions with quantitative and probabilistic thinking

Strong organizational, interpersonal/teamwork and communication skills, both verbal and written

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That's why, as a member of our cross functional, cross discipline team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. Focused on the industry's most compelling scientific discoveries and housed within industry leading facilities within the heart of the world's leading biotechnology hub, our colleagues are growing our pipeline through groundbreaking innovations. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life interrupting illnesses.

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.

Join Us

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.
Associated topics: bio, biomechanics, biomedical, biomedical engineer, biosynthetic, fermentation, hereditary, msat, pain, therapeutic

* Estimated salary

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