Scientist - Protein Technologies, Membrane Proteins


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Scientist- Protein Technologies, Membrane Proteins


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world.

Amgen's Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative Scientist to be part of membrane protein efforts in the Protein Technologies group at our Amgen South San Francisco site. Protein Technologies is responsible for designing, planning and executing on the generation of key enabling protein reagents to support discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and cutting-edge novel modalities.

As a scientist within the Membrane Proteins group, you will be responsible for contributing to high-performing team producing high-quality, fit-for-purpose membrane proteins to support the Amgen pipeline. You will drive the science through hands-on lab work and implementation of enabling technologies and automation. You will also contribute to the operational and strategic direction of the group, and participate in collaborations with partner functions such as Antibody Discovery, Discovery Technologies, Molecular Structure and the Research Biology organization. You will also ideate and work on novel drug discovery targets and pathways.

Well-qualified applicants will have a strong scientific background in membrane protein expression, purification, formulation and analytics, and an interest in technology development in this field. They will also be adept at working cross-functionally.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients.

The Scientist we seek possesses these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. with 2+ years post-degree experience from a leading institution or biotechnology company
  • Deep expertise in membrane protein expression, protein biochemistry, biophysics and analytics
  • Structural biology experience in membrane proteins is a strong plus, as is expertise in other difficult protein classes
  • Ability to drive innovative science; ideation of novel methods and projects in the membrane protein arena
  • Desire to be part of a high-performing team; to participate in team goals and forging productive cross-site collaborations with partner functions
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including the ability to articulate goals, objectives and results to both the group and to cross-functional teams
  • Ability to navigate and collaborate in a fast-paced and multi-disciplinary work environment


What you can expect of us

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.

Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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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.

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