Scientist, Bioassay Technology


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.

Scientist, Bioassay Technology


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. Amgen's Bioassay Technology team of the Genome Analysis Unit is seeking an enthusiastic bioengineer to join our biotechnology group at our research facility in South San Francisco. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and be able to work independently and as part of cross-disciplinary teams. In this vital role you will join an energetic research team responsible for the design and execution of research projects involving cell-based assay development, organoid engineering, automated cellular imaging, image analysis, and the production of rich, phenotypic datasets to characterize such systems.

Responsibilities of this position include designing and conducting experiments to interrogate in vitro biology through the development of physiological model systems by integrating custom devices, multiple cell types, and simulating an appropriate growth environment to study the cells therein; using cellular imaging techniques to characterize both 2D and 3D cell culture systems; development of and adaptation of image analysis algorithms to extract relevant information to meet specific assay needs; and comprehension of such results in order to communicate findings to colleagues. Familiarity with iPSC biology and differentiation experience is preferred. Additional responsibilities include mammalian cell culture, assay development experiments, and incorporation of laboratory automation where suitable. Good understanding of drug discovery is desired.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical expertise in cell-based assay development, complex cell-based functional assays, 3D organoid cultures, cellular imaging, fluorescence microscopy, and cell biology
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture, including iPSCs, image analysis, lab automation, high content screening, and omics data analysis is preferred
  • Ability to design and execute experiments independently
  • Excellent communication skills and the desire to work in a team
  • Computer literacy, analytical and problem-solving skills, highly organized and ability to multi-task


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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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.

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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.