Amgen Sr Associate Scientist - Protein Technology Group in South San Francisco, California

Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made dramatic differences in the lives of millions.

Amgen's Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to join the Protein Technology group in the Therapeutic Discovery organization in South San Francisco. The Protein Technology group generates key enabling reagents for small and large molecule therapeutics and cutting-edge novel modalities to supports Amgen's discovery-stage pipeline, and interacts closely with Therapeutic Areas, and other functional groups.

The successful candidate will join the Molecular Biology function and is expected to apply comprehensive molecular biology techniques (e.g., modeling, protein engineering, construct design, cloning) to generate DNA constructs for immunization, protein expression and assays. The successful candidate's responsibilities will include: (a) independently design constructs; (b) clone large panel of engineered proteins and novel constructs for multiple projects; (c) interact closely with and hand off gene constructs to the downstream stakeholders. In addition, small scale expression, purification and functional testing of protein panels is desired.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in construct design, cloning, and vector engineering for recombinant protein expression

Expertise in high throughput cloning, antibody engineering, or automation

Broad training in Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry, or Cell Biology

Experience in protein modeling, display technologies, expression, or purification

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work flexibly in a fast-paced, cross-functional 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.