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Scientist - South San Francisco - United States  

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Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

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 clinical programs.

Amgen R&D Medical Sciences/Translational Sciences is looking for a Scientist dedicated to clinical biomarker development. This position will primarily support Inflammation and Immuno-Oncology biomarker discovery and development. The successful candidate is expected to work cross-functionally within Amgen and to interact closely with both the clinical and discovery research groups. The position will focus on the development and execution of clinical biomarker assays to inform biochemical coverage, pharmacodynamics, and patient selection markers to support the progression of Amgen’s pipeline candidates from late preclinical development through all stages of clinical development. The role is responsible for designing experiments, drafting and implementing protocols, executing studies, organizing data, analyzing results, and drafting technical reports or tech transfer documents. The candidate will interface with the Inflammation and Immuno-Oncology therapeutic area. The candidate is expected to work in a highly matrixed environment and drive scientific and technical innovation collaboratively with other members of the group, as well as with Amgen research community.

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree
OR
Master’s degree and 4 years of Scientific experience
OR
Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D in life sciences or translational research with a successful post-doctoral fellowship.
Ability to manage complex lab activities and multiple projects.
Ability to focus on key issues and be results oriented.
A proven track record of productivity, effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.
Knowledge and experience in the development and monitoring of cardiometabolic biomarkers in the clinical setting.
Strong background in either cardiology or diabesity.
Strong laboratory experience in preclinical biomarker discovery/validation and/or implementing biomarker assays in a clinical trial setting.
Experience implementing a broad array of platforms and technologies to support a research program.
Experience in assay development and qualification and analysis of clinical samples.
A strong entrepreneurial spirit, in line with Amgen’s culture of innovation and pursuit of scientific excellence.

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.