Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is developing a Biomarker-Discovery group to support therapeutic programs.

The Amgen Inflammation & Oncology Research Group is looking for a Scientist dedicated to biomarker discovery in the areas of immuno-oncology and inflammation. In this role you will work cross-functionally and interact closely with both the clinical biomarker and discovery research groups. The focus of this role is on the discovery of biomarkers to support the progression of therapeutic candidates from discovery to early clinical development. Ours is a highly matrixed environment that drives scientific and technical innovation collaboratively, with other members of the Inflammation & Oncology group, as well as with other functions including the Clinical Biomarker & Diagnostics Team, Translational Medicine, Therapeutic Discovery, Human Genetics and Computational Biology.

**Position Responsibilities**

Develop deep disease area expertise for key indications in the therapeutic area’s strategy

Discovery and prioritization of disease stratification and target engagement biomarker candidates relevant to the pipeline

Develop, implement, and execute a therapeutic biomarker discovery strategy across several programs

Generate and transition key pharmacodynamic and patient stratification/selection biomarker discovery data in support of clinical biomarker assay and companion diagnostic test development

Support translational biomarker activities for therapeutic assets including investigator meetings/ad boards and investigator sponsored studies for correlative biomarker research together with the Clinical Biomarker lead

**Basic Qualifications**

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years scientific experience

**Preferred Qualifications**

PhD or MD, with postdoctoral training and research experience in the fields of immunology, oncology and/or cancer immunotherapy

Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in the areas of immunology and/or oncology as demonstrated by multiple high impact publications

Demonstrated experience in leading independent research and drug development

Experience with implementing multiple technology platforms

Experience with computational biology

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to collaborate and troubleshoot to solve problems

Experience working in teams and consistently delivering results

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That’s why, as a member of our cross functional, cross discipline team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. Focused on the industry’s most compelling scientific discoveries and housed within industry leading facilities within the heart of the world’s leading biotechnology hub, our colleagues are growing our pipeline through groundbreaking innovations. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life interrupting illnesses.

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.​

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