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Principal Scientist - Cardiometabolic Disorders - United States  

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Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

The CardioMetabolic Disorders Therapeutic Area (CMD TA) is seeking a Research Principal Scientist to join a vibrant and growing group at our Discovery Research site in South San Francisco. The Principal Scientist will utilize their in-depth knowledge of the cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying diseases of interest to the CMD TA to initiate and participate in efforts directed toward the identification of novel therapeutic targets and developing new discovery platforms with the goal of developing meaningful therapeutics for the patients we seek to treat.

Responsibilities:
Direct a team of Scientists and Associates tasked with identifying, and prosecuting new drug targets.
Lead cross-functional teams that develop innovative strategies for developing new and effective therapeutics.
Continuously evaluate a variety of in-licensing opportunities and establish external collaborations.
Critically analyze and interpret data, define realistic timelines for studies and meet delivery deadlines.
Work closely with and communicate results to multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.
Write preclinical study reports and contribute to regulatory filings.
Present strategies and results to CMD and Discovery Research Senior staff.
Execute high impact studies within an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment.
Establish efforts aimed at the discovery of new therapeutic targets.

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree and 3 years of scientific experience
OR
Master’s degree and 6 years of scientific experience
OR
Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate degree and 8+ years of post-doctorate experience in academia or the biopharmaceutical industry.
Deep content expertise in the cellular biology and physiology of cardiovascular, metabolic or renal disease and extensive knowledge of the CardioMetabolic drug discovery/development space.
Understanding of and expertise in the use of human genetics to identify drug targets.
Strong working knowledge of drug discovery and the development of therapeutic candidates.
Experience in the development and implementation of strategies and platforms for the identification of new drug targets.
Established scientific reputation in the field of CardioMetabolic diseases as evidenced by publication track record.
Experience working in a cross-functional, matrixed, and global Research and Translational organization.
Demonstrated ability to recruit, lead and motivate a team of scientists, and to be actively engaged in their career development.
Outstanding leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to travel to Iceland for extended periods of time (3-6 months).

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.