Amgen Inc.

Senior Scientist – Inflammation Research

Amgen Inc.

South San Francisco, CA, United States

Senior Scientist – Inflammation Research

Category: Research
Job ID: R-93806
Location: South San Francisco, CA, US 94083
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Posted Date: 2/21/2020

The Department of Inflammation and Oncology Research is seeking highly motivated Senior Scientist to investigate mechanisms of immune mediated pathogenesis in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and to discover and develop innovative therapies to treat these diseases. We encourage those with experience in various autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and rheumatoid diseases to apply.

The successful candidate will independently lead a laboratory group, as well as project teams, and will collaborate with other research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, including teams in other functional areas such as Therapeutic Discovery, Medical Sciences, and Computational Biology.

The Senior Scientist will perform cutting-edge research that integrates human genetics, immunology and autoimmune diseases, and will develop novel therapies including cell mediated therapies by using various innovative technologies and approaches. The candidate will be expected to publish and to present at national/international conferences.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of scientific experience


Master’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D or MD, with postdoctoral training and research experience in the field of immunology, autoimmune diseases, molecular biology or biochemistry

Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievements in the areas of Immunology or Oncology as demonstrated by high impact publications

5+ years demonstrated experience in leading independent research and/or drug development

Ability to identify therapeutically meaningful targets and ability to lead a team to generate a drug against that target

Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and can thrive 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

Join Us

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.

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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