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PKDM Senior Associate

South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Job ID: R-99326
Location: South San Francisco, CA, US 94083

Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.

The department of PKDM within Amgen is dedicated to the discovery and development of safe and effective medicines by elucidating the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and pharmacokinetic properties of novel therapeutic drug candidates to improve their pharmacological potential. PKDM works in close partnership with subject areas such as protein science, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacology and regulatory to engineer promising clinical therapeutic candidates, conduct preclinical development studies, support clinical evaluation and contribute to IND and NDA filings.

Job Description

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to design and execute bioanalytical methods for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of large molecule therapeutics by immunoassay (MSD, Gyros, ELISA) in support of both drug discovery and early development programs. This will involve working as a member of the bioanalytical group and being responsible for preparation of samples from plasma, tissues, and other biological matrices, as well as data generation, and analysis within Watson-LIMS. Other responsibilities include data interpretation and communication of results to project team representatives and electronic laboratory notebook keeping of results.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Scientific/ Healthcare experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of protein therapeutics drug discovery and development experience in biotech industry, basic understanding of protein therapeutics pharmacokinetics.
  • Proficiency with automated liquid handling equipment (Tecan).
  • Experience with assay development, including optimization and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and execute experimental procedures with technical proficiency.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to learn and deliver results in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients - we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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 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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.



Posted: 2020-05-12 Expires: 2020-06-12

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