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Postdoctoral Fellow – Inflammation, Metabolism & Chronic Disease



Full Time

On Site


South San Francisco, California, United States


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.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Inflammation, Metabolism & Chronic Disease


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will a be part of Amgen’s industry postdoc center of excellence initiative located at our research site in South San Francisco, California, and train under Dr. Saptarsi Haldar, VP, Research, Cardiometabolic Disorders, and Dr. Menno van Lookeren Campagne, VP, Research, Inflammation, amongst other leading scientists in these fields. We are seeking a small number of highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to perform independent research projects as part of a core team of cross-functional scientists and critical thinkers, passionate about the theme of inflammation, metabolism and chronic disease. The positions are for 2-4 years. Successful candidates will have access to Amgen’s cutting-edge technologies and innovation and be encouraged to make exciting scientific contributions to the field, present at scientific conferences and publish their work. An overwhelming majority of our postdocs go on to advance their careers in industry at leading pharma and biotech companies, including Amgen.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Postdoctoral Fellow we seek is an individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in immunology, cell biology or molecular biology at the time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical proficiency in multi-color flow cytometry, characterizing immune responses in vivo models, and in vitro functional assay development
  • Independent research skills in designing and executing experiments, and analyzing and interpreting data
  • Authorship in manuscript submitted to or published in peer-review journals
  • Additional technical proficiency or knowledge in one or more of the following: CRISPR/CAS9 technologies, omics data acquisition and analysis, cell signaling/biochemistry, and/or metabolic pathway


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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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