Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is developing our Translational Science focus with modern molecular and cellular science and pathology laboratories, designed to discover and develop valuable biomarkers in support of our clinical programs. The Department of Clinical Biomarkers & Diagnostics at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Sr Associate Scientist to perform clinical biomarker assays employing a variety of platforms to support our drug development efforts. The candidate will be an integral member of a dynamic group of scientists and platform experts. The candidate will collaborate with scientists representing multiple therapeutic areas, and work closely with groups in other functional areas. The successful candidate will employ a wide variety of platforms including immunoassays and multiparametric flow cytometry in our biomarker laboratory to develop and qualify biomarker assays to support various clinical programs. Specific responsibilities associated with the job include independent thinking, choosing the appropriate platform, planning and performing laboratory experiments, documenting experimental protocols and results, analyzing and interpreting data, presenting results to the stakeholders and working with internal and external partners. Basic Qualifications Master's degree and 3 years scientific experience OR Bachelor's degree and 5 years scientific experience Preferred Qualifications Master's degree with 3 years of experience in biomarker assay development and qualification A strong background in immunoassays using a variety of platforms (single analyte platforms such as ELISA and multi analyte platforms such as Luminex and MSD), multiparametric flow cytometry assays including immunophenotyping, immunohistochemistry and cell based functional assays A strong skillset in handling various biological specimens, mammalian cell culture techniques, isolation and culture of primary immune cells Demonstrated track record of critical independent thinking and troubleshooting Ability to multi task and manage multiple studies Strong verbal and written communication skills Highly motivated, creative, and collaborative Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. 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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Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A leader in biotechnology since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease, and other serious illnesses.