Senior Associate – Discovery Attribute Sciences

Category: Research
Job ID: R-42888
Location: US – California – South San Francisco
Posted Date: August 11, 2017
Amgen is seeking a talented and motivated research associate with experience in chemistry or biochemistry to join our research team.

Job duties include the implementation of analytical and biophysical techniques for the characterization of Amgen’s discovery-stage therapeutic protein candidates.

The successful candidate will join the Discovery Attribute Sciences group at our South San Francisco campus. This group is tasked with developing and implementing proteomic and protein characterization techniques in support of Amgen’s early discovery pipeline.

Responsibilities:
This role will enable Amgen’s preclinical pipeline through delivery of innovative technologies and technical expertise. Responsibilities will include written reports on routine analysis of protein reagents and therapeutic candidates through the use of chromatographic, mass spectrometric and allied methods. The role involves the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment including high performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometers, robotic liquid handlers and other related instrumentation under minimal supervision to analyze protein reagents and discovery-state protein therapeutic candidates.

Basic Qualifications:
Masters degree
OR Bachelor’s degree and 2 years Scientific expereince

Preferred Qualifications:

Some training in analytical protocols pertaining to sample preparation, protein chemistry, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry or other relevant chemical and/or biochemical methodologies is preferred.

A background in biology or chemistry with some laboratory experience in running established assays.

Strong verbal and written skills, and ability to work independently and effectively within timelines.

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That’s why, as a member of our cross functional, cross discipline team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. Focused on the industry’s most
compelling scientific discoveries and housed within industry leading facilities within the heart of the world’s leading biotechnology hub, our colleagues are growing our pipeline through groundbreaking innovations. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life interrupting illnesses.

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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