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Postdoctoral Fellow – Oncology and Inflammation Research - United States  

Amgen (company)

Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

The Amgen Postdoctoral Program is committed to providing future scientists with an enriching environment to inspire innovation that will contribute to the development of human therapeutics.

Dr. J Russell Lipford in the Oncology and Inflammation Research department at Amgen, Inc. is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of molecular cellular biology, chemical biology and protein biochemistry.

This postdoctoral project will focus on the identification of the genetic determinants of sensitivity or resistance to CSN (Cop9 Signalosome) inhibition. CRISPR screening technologies will be used to unveil these factors and various biochemical and genetic techniques will be used to dissect the mechanism of action. In addition, the project will involve the development of potent and selective small-molecule CSN inhibitors through high-throughput screening and SAR with an existing scaffold. These inhibitors will be utilized to explore the effects of CSN inhibition on normal and tumor cell physiology.

The assignment length is expected to be 3 years.

Basic Qualifications
PhD at the time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications
Molecular cellular biology and protein biochemistry expertise
COP9 Signalosome (CSN) expertise
Chemical biology experience
CRISPR technology experience
Small-molecule inhibitor screening and SAR experience

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.