Scientist – Cardiometabolic

Category: Research
Job ID: R-68825
Employment Type: Full time
Location: US – California – Thousand Oaks
Posted Date: January 2, 2019

Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology, Obesity and Insulin Resistance

The Scientist will be a member of the Department of Cardiometabolic Disease Therapeutic Area within Amgen Research located in Thousand Oaks, CA. The position will include establishing in vivo and ex vivo preclinical models of cardiometabolic disease with a focus on obesity and insulin resistance and their use in the pharmacological assessment of drug candidates.

In addition, the Scientist will be expected to be involved in the identification and validation of potential targets based on their knowledge of metabolism and disease. The successful candidate will support existing drug programs as a Project Team Representative and provide excellent in vivo data by directly generating data themselves and with assistance from associates.

Responsibilities include:

Study design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation in preclinical models of metabolic disease

Exceptional in vivo technical skills, capable of generating highly reproducible data of outstanding quality

Excellent interpersonal skills, that enable effective team interaction and collaboration both inter-department and cross-functionally

Careful and precise data documentation, keeping accurate records of raw data and analysis in electronic databases for IP and data integrity purposes

Draft manuscripts, posters and presentations for external peer-review publication and conference attendance

Produce reports and/or presentations of study plans and results

Remaining aware of historical and current research in cardiometabolic disease and the clinical findings of therapeutic agents in clinical development

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

PhD and 3+ years postdoc experience

Direct hands-on experience with in vivo preclinical models of obesity, metabolism, diabetes

Sound knowledge of integrated physiology, with proven experience in the field of hormonal and cellular control of cardiovascular risk factors, such as obesity

Written and oral presentation of their research in the form of impactful research papers, conference posters and oral presentations

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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.

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