Amgen Inc.

Principal Scientist – Inflammation Research

Amgen Inc.

South San Francisco, CA, United States

Principal Scientist – Inflammation Research

Category: Research
Job ID: R-91043
Location: South San Francisco, CA, US 94083
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Posted Date: 1/10/2020

The Department of Inflammation Research is seeking a highly motivated Principal Scientist to lead target discovery and therapeutic development for respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD, and other lung diseases. The candidate needs to have established research track record in airway inflammation/remodeling and lung repair/regeneration. The candidate will lead a research team to investigate the molecular and cellular pathways that are involved in the pathogenesis of diseases and identify novel therapeutic pathways. In addition, the candidate will lead and work with other scientists to provide strategic vision in identifying novel therapeutic focuses in multiple disease areas. The candidate needs to work with other groups at multiple Amgen sites, including teams in other functional areas such as Therapeutic Discovery, Medical Sciences, and Computational Biology to drive therapeutic projects. The candidates will be expected to publish and to present at national/international conferences.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 3 years of Scientific experience


Master’s degree and 6 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D or MD, with postdoctoral trainings and more than 10 years independent research experience in the field of immunology and/or pulmonary disorders

Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication record in top tier journals and/or record in drug development

Strong verbal and written communication skills, and able to work effectively in a highly collaborative research environment

At Amgen, our mission is serving patients. Our staff are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of science to transform medicine and turn the tide on serious illnesses. Central to achieving this mission is our “people-first” philosophy. We recruit the best talent, build an environment that facilitates career growth, and provide staff with the opportunity to make significant contributions for patients and our business.

Consistent with our core leadership value of “Develops the Best Team,” we are seeking leaders that prioritize the development of talent. As a manager, your first priority and primary role is to accelerate the performance and development of your team. We expect managers to exemplify strong leadership and champion self-awareness and career development. Ways that you will display your leadership acumen in this role include:

Mentoring, coaching, and developing staff to build highly-skilled, diverse, and inclusive teams
Fostering a positive and respectful work environment that encourages staff retention and motivates individuals to work toward common goals and priorities
Ensuring that staff understand how their efforts and contributions make a meaningful impact to the business
Growing core skills and capabilities among staff, particularly in learning agility, problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, flexibility, resilience, effective communication, prioritization, delivery of results, and continuous improvement
Making accurate evaluations of your team’s skills and competencies and providing timely and respectful feedback, including direct delivery of difficult messages
Developing an understanding of your team’s career objectives and serve as a thought-partner in their career development plans

At Amgen, our mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. This sense of shared purpose has allowed us to become one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies as we continue to launch new medicines at unprecedented rates and reach millions of patients worldwide. We collaborate with world-class talent, utilize the industry’s largest toolkit of modalities, and leverage industry-leading partnerships and state-of-the-art technology to develop new processes and products that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

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If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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