Category: Scientific
Job ID: R-102000
Location: Burnaby, BC, CA
Additional Location: Canada – Mississauga
Posted Date: 7/24/2020

Summary

Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers and develops
breakthrough therapies to treat serious human illnesses. Our mission is to
serve patients around the world and our medicines have made a dramatic
difference in the lives of millions.

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.

Amgen’s Therapeutic Discovery organization is seeking an enthusiastic,
collaborative Senior Associate to join the Protein Technologies group at
our Amgen British Columbia site. Protein Technologies is responsible for
designing, planning and executing on the generation of key enabling
reagents to support discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics and
cutting-edge novel modalities.

Well-suited applicants will have a strong scientific background in
recombinant protein expression in mammalian host systems, a deep scientific
curiosity, and a positive approach to working in a team-based research
environment. These individuals will also have a track record of creative
problem-solving and enthusiasm for tackling difficult research challenges.

Responsibilities

– Work within the Protein Technologies team to deliver high quality
protein reagents to support the early pipeline
– Grow and maintain cell lines for transient and stable transfections
– Express a wide variety of protein classes, including soluble proteins,
antibodies, and antibody fusions in mammalian cell hosts (HEK293, CHO) by
transient and stable expression methods
– Determine protein expression levels using SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, and
Octet
– Analyze and interpret scientific data, document experiments in lab
notebooks and LIMS, and multi-task with focus on detail in a fast-paced
environment
– Leverage strong communication skills in planning and coordinating
experiments and sample hand-offs with team members and partner functions

Basic Qualifications

Master’s Degree

OR

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

– Expertise in recombinant protein expression, including:
– Mammalian tissue culture and aseptic technique
– Recombinant protein expression in HEK293 and/or CHO
– SDS-PAGE and Western blot analysis
– Familiarity with Octet titer measurements

– Demonstrated scientific analysis and problem-solving skills
– Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
– Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment

Amgen endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all
users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to
applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity
throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please contact
TalentAcquisitionInquiries@amgen.com to make a request and ensure you
include the requisition number.

Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the
equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected
for an interview*.*

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.

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.

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