Director, Discovery Biomarkers


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Director, Discovery Biomarkers


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will lead Amgen's Discovery Biomarkers team and be based in South San Francisco, California.

The Director will be a key strategic partner in prioritizing and coordinating cross-functional activities for drug targets in Immuno-Oncology, Inflammation, and Cardiometabolic disorders therapeutic areas.
  • Supervise a group conducting discovery biomarker research
  • Support the group in interactions with the therapeutic area biology teams, computational biology, clinical biomarkers, and clinical development to identify the most promising biomarkers for drug targets
  • Discover and prioritize disease stratification and target engagement biomarker candidates for multiple pipeline projects
  • Generate and transition key pharmacodynamic and patient stratification biomarker discovery data to support clinical biomarker assay development
  • Individuals with broad experience in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry and knowledge of the principles of biomarker identification are particularly encouraged to apply


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 ambitious collaborative leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree (PhD and/or MD) and 4 years of academic or industry experience in Immunology-Oncology, Inflammation, or Cardiometabolic disorders, or combinations thereof, and experience in biomarker identification


Master's degree and 7 years of academic or industry experience in Immunology-Oncology, Inflammation, or Cardiometabolic disorders, or combinations thereof, and experience in biomarker identification


Bachelor's degree and 9 years of academic or industry experience Immunology-Oncology, Inflammation, or Cardiometabolic disorders, or combinations thereof, and experience in biomarker identification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree (PhD and/or MD) & 7-10 years of work experience
  • Significant experience as evidenced in peer reviewed publications and patent submissions
  • Management experience is essential
  • Strong skills in integrating data derived from unbiased and genome wide methodologies, including RNA-seq, proteomics, and metabolomics. This work will involve use of preclinical models and human samples and will be performed in collaboration with computational biologists and human geneticists.
  • Strong working knowledge of the principles and application of population human biology, in order to effectively collaborate with scientists from deCODE Genetics.
  • Experience in biomarker discovery, evaluation, and validation
  • Track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for taking on difficult research challenges
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to be a group leader in a dynamic, cross-functional environment, particularly with colleagues from deCODE Genetics and Amgen's Global Development Organization.


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

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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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.