Senior Associate Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Research


You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Senior Associate Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Research


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. The Immuno-Oncology research team is searching for a Senior Associate Scientist to perform research in immuno-oncology. In this vital role, you will contribute to the group's mission to gain a deep understanding of immune-mediated regulation of the tumor microenvironment, and contribute to pipeline projects by identification and validation of novel targets and immunotherapeutic strategies. You will perform in vitro cell-based assays and in vivo studies focused on myeloid cell functions during tumor progression. The candidate will be part of a laboratory group and contribute to multiple project teams, and will collaborate with other research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, including teams in other functional areas such as Biomarkers, Medical Sciences, and Computational Biology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Independently design, perform, and analyze laboratory experiments, including troubleshooting and optimization of assays
  • Generate presentations and communicate results in department and project team meetings
  • Collaborate with team members to design, conduct and analyze mouse model studies
  • Perform in vitro assays to dissect the mechanism of action of small or large therapeutic molecules targeting myeloid cells
  • Present data in department and team meetings and contribute to external presentations including posters and manuscripts
  • Make impactful scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals and breakthroughs of the Immuno-Oncology group.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic qualifications

Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience


PhD degree to be conferred no later than December 2021

Preferred qualifications

  • Recently graduated Ph.D in field of immunology and cancer biology.
  • Hands-on experience with molecular, cellular, and ex vivo biological techniques and assays, including isolation and culture of primary cells.
  • Flow cytometry and multi-parametric analysis (5-15 colors) experience and familiarity with bioinformatic tools is desired.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, along with the ability to work in a flexible, collaborative environment
  • Attention to detail, translating into high quality results
  • Computer literacy, especially proficiency with GraphPad Prism, FlowJo


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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