Amgen Sr Associate-In Vivo Research in South San Francisco, California
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
The Safety Pharmacology Animal Research Center (SPARC) is currently seeking an in vivo technical expert and process motivated team player to join Amgen. This dynamic team is responsible for managing all aspects of care in a research colony, providing strong scientific and technical support to multiple therapeutic areas for in vivo studies and providing technical training.
Providing a high proficient level of in vivo technical support to all therapeutic discovery research areas for various projects or programs
Creating and implementing policies/procedures in support of in vivo scientific research
Performing veterinary health care and monitoring within a research vivarium
Partnering with the team to provide technical skills training for research staff and investigators
Collaborating with Veterinarians, surgeon(s) and investigators to design and refine models
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of scientific experience
Master's degree in a scientific field
4+ years working in a research setting
RVT or LVT certification
Certified by AALAS at the LATG level
Previous experience training in a technical training program
Experience leading and performing in-life research studies in various species
Strong technical skill set to support research studies for various therapeutic areas (cardiovascular, oncology, inflammation research)
Experience leading, performing and providing technical training
Proficient in basic bio-methodology techniques, anesthesia and physiological monitoring, compound dosing, and sample collection
Skilled in computerized data acquisition, post-acquisition processing and data analysis using analytical & graphic software, and data summarization
Organize information (data, results) and communicate to supervisor or peers
Experience managing veterinary health care in a vivarium, including healthcare management of specialized disease models
Adaptability/flexibility to effectively work in an environment with changing priorities and urgency for project completion
Highly self-motivated, driven to excel, ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities and projects
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and oral) and the ability to function and collaborate successfully in a matrixed team environment
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.