Amgen Inc.

Sr Associate Scientist - Autoimmunity and Tumor Immunotherapy

Amgen Inc.

South San Francisco, CA, United States

Sr Associate Scientist – Autoimmunity and Tumor Immunotherapy

Category: Scientific
Job ID: R-93808
Location: South San Francisco, CA, US 94083
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Posted Date: 2/15/2020

The Department of Inflammation and Oncology at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to perform research studies aimed at elucidating mechanisms of immune regulation and tolerance in order to develop novel immunomodulatory therapies for the treatment of autoimmunity and cancer. The successful candidate will perform independent research to study the regulation and function of T cells in autoimmunity and in cancer. In particular, we are interested in understanding how different antigens in either autoimmune diseases or cancers control the fate of T cell mediated immune responses and tolerance, as well as the role of TCR diversity in these processes.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of a dynamic research team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas including Inflammation, Therapeutic Discovery, and Medical Sciences. You will make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of the department, present those results in both internal and external forums, and participate in the writing of manuscripts for publication. Specific responsibilities include planning and performing laboratory experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree completed by June 2020

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

Experience in autoimmune diseases, autoreactive T and B cells, autoantigen discovery, MHC presentation and its interaction with TCR

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

Strong verbal and written communication skills and can work effectively in a highly collaborative research environment

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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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