Scientist, Oncology Biomarker Discovery

Amgen Inc.

3.6

(9)

Thousand Oaks, CA

Why you should apply for a job to Amgen Inc.:

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  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
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    Position summary

    velopment. You will be an integral member of a dynamic team comprising scientific and technical experts focused on biomarker research, and collaborate closely with other functional groups, including Oncology Therapeutic Area, Clinical Biomarker & Diagnostics, Computational Biology, Pharmacokinetics & Drug Metabolism, Translational & Safety Pharmacology and Human Genetics.

    • Discover, validate and quantify target engagement and patient selection biomarker candidates for multiple oncology pipelines
    • Employ a wide variety of techniques and platforms to develop and translate pre-clinical biomarker data to clinical biomarker assay development
    • Independently design, perform, and analyze laboratory experiments, including troubleshooting, optimization of assays, data collection, interpretation, statistical analysis, and presentation
    • Collaborate with biomarker scientists in the oncology therapeutic areas and work closely with other functional groups

    Win

    What we expect of you

    We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Scientist we seek is an experienced bench biologist with these qualifications:
    Basic Qualifications:
    PhD

    Or

    Master's degree and 3 year of experience in molecular/cellular biology research experience
    Or

    Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in molecular/cellular biology research experience
    And

    Deep understanding and bench skills in genomics methodologies and CRISPR
    And

    Basic knowledge of cancer biology and statistics.
    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience in executing laboratory experiments in industry or academic settings
    • Strong technical skills or expertise in several of the following areas (ranked by importance): cell culture and transfection, RNA/DNA isolation, quantitative PCR, ChIP, immunohistochemistry and imaging, ELISA/Luminex/MSD, western blotting
    • 3D cell culture experience
    • Demonstrated track record of critical independent thinking, troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to work independently and effectively in a dynamic environment
    • Willingness to learn and apply new technologies to develop impactful biomarker hypotheses and fit-for-purpose assays
    • Proven ability to multitask to meet aggressive timelines and execute deliverables
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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    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

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    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.

    es 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.

    Salary Range
    119,626.00 USD - 136,668.00 USD

    Why you should apply for a job to Amgen Inc.:

  • 67% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible work models that empower staff members to work where and when they are most productive
  • Award-winning PTO plan and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • With 11 Employee Resource Groups, 60 chapters & 11000 members everyone has opportunity to connect, network & foster a culture of belonging