Associate Scientist - Molecular Biology

Employer
Amgen
Location
San Francisco, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Ref
2096522492
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
WHAT YOU WILL DO

Let's do this. Let's change the world. The Genome Analysis Unit group at Amgen Inc. South San Francisco site is seeking to hire a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual at the Associate Scientist level. In this vital role you will work in the lab under supervision and work closely with a group of committed scientists to perform cell-based assays, molecular biology experiments, quantitative and molecular genetic analyses to discover, develop and validate exciting Amgen drug discovery pipeline.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:

Execute and document experimental plans and laboratory procedures timely with great attention to details.
Execute data analysis and trouble-shooting with guidance.
Performing RNA and DNA extraction from mammalian cell lines and tissues, and related quantitative PCR/digital PCR.
Performing mammalian cell line maintenance and cell-based molecular biology and biochemical assays.
Present data internally and communicate effectively with colleagues.
Operate and maintain lab equipment.
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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
Master's degree and at least 2 years of scientific research experience

Or
Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of scientific research experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry.
Good critical thinking and attention to details are required.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct experiments.
Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft word, PowerPoint and Excel.
The successful candidate must have expertise in his or her field of research as well as the ability to adapt to new technologies and techniques.
Comfortable in fast-paced company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
Hands-on experience with cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology techniques, especially mammalian cell culture technique.
Experience performing experiments, such as RNA, DNA extraction, PCR, cloning.
Hand-on experience in handling samples at 96 or 384-well format.
Proficiency in performing and analysis of FACS, ELISA, or gene editing are preferred

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