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Protein Technology Group Leader for Induced Proximity Platform

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-112398
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Protein Technology Group Leader


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will lead our emerging protein expression and purification group in Thousand Oaks, California. The IPP is charged with developing Amgen's newest drug modality aimed at Targeted Protein Degradation, including discovery of PROTACs.
  • The Principle Scientist will be responsible for building a multidisciplinary team in charge of designing, planning and executing on the generation of key enabling reagents to support early discovery of Targeted Protein Degradation drugs.
  • This includes the molecular engineering, cloning, expression and purification of proteins. The candidate will also work closely with our Protein Technology group.
  • The ideal candidate will have broad laboratory training, deep scientific curiosity and a positive approach to working in a team-based research environment along with a track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for taking on difficult research challenges.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Scientific professional we seek is an ambitious leader with these qualifications.

Basic qualifications

Doctorate Degree OR

Master's degree and 3 years of related scientific experience OR

Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related scientific experience

  • Industry experience in Protein Technology with 5+ years of experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an independent group of scientists
  • Proven skills culturing E. coli and insect cells
  • Detailed knowledge in recombinant protein purification (including affinity, ion exchange, HIC, SEC) and methods development
  • Biochemistry analytical experience (SDS PAGE, Western Blot, HPLC, Mass Spectrometry)
  • Familiarity with chromatography hardware and software (GE AKTA, Agilent HPLC)
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated scientific analysis and problem-solving skills as evidenced in peer review publications.
  • Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment


What you can expect of us

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.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • 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

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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.


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: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-16

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