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Senior Associate - Oncology Research

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-114090
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


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.

Senior Associate - Oncology Research


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. Amgen's Oncology Research organization is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate to join our research team at Amgen's Thousand Oaks CA site (ATO) and contribute to the discovery and advancement of novel therapeutics for Oncology and Cancer Immunotherapy programs.

In this vital role you will perform in vivo experiments - including, but not limited to, dosing compounds by various administration routes, xenograft and PKPD (pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics) studies, surgery procedures, and sample collection. Additional responsibilities will include involvement in the design of experimental protocols and procedures, coordinating studies across functions, interpreting and analyzing data, and reporting results to multidisciplinary teams. The individual will also be responsible for review and compliance with all applicable SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), business practices and company policies. Many opportunities will exist to participate in group and project meetings, as well as attend seminars.


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 an individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in biological discipline and 2+ years of laboratory experience
  • Highly proficient in of all aspects of rodent handling including dosing (IV, SC, IP, and PO), tissue collection tumor cell injection and measuring, and surgical technique
  • Experience with mouse colony management through external vendors
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at a time and interact with diverse teams (PKDM, medicinal hemistry, toxicology)
  • Capacity to aid in the design of scientific experiments and effectively document scientific results
  • High degree of motivation, independence, creativity, and problem solving ability
  • Excellent organization skills, along with the ability to work in a flexible team-oriented environment
  • Attention to detail, translating into high quality results
  • Demonstrated ability to work and learn in a team/matrix environment


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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Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.


Posted: 2021-03-12 Expires: 2021-04-12

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