21 days old

Sr. Associate In Vivo Research

South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Job ID: R-100310
Location: South San Francisco, CA, US 94083

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and demonstrates 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.

The Safety Pharmacology Animal Research Center (SPARC) is currently seeking an in vivo technical expert and process motivated teammate to join Amgen. This dynamic team is responsible for leading all aspects of care in a research colony, providing strong scientific and technical support to multiple therapeutic areas for in vivo studies and providing technical training.

  • Performing veterinary health care and monitoring within a research vivarium (occasionally during weekends on rotational basis)
  • Partnering with the team to provide technical skills training for research staff and investigators
  • Providing a high proficient level of in vivo technical support to all therapeutic discovery research areas for various projects or programs
  • Collaborating with Veterinarians, surgeon(s) and investigators to design and refine models
  • Creating and implementing policies/procedures in support of in vivo scientific research
  • Supporting animal welfare and compliance needs of Amgen
  • Supporting animal ordering on as needed basis
  • Providing support for vendor management and audit compliance of external business partners
  • Proactively seeking continuous improvement and supporting 3Rs

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a scientific field
  • 4+ years working in a research setting
  • RVT or LVT certification
  • Certified by AALAS at the LATG level
  • Previous experience training in a technical training program
  • Experience leading and performing in-life research studies in various species
  • Strong technical skill set to support research studies for various therapeutic areas (cardiovascular, oncology, inflammation research)
  • Experience leading, performing and providing technical training
  • Proficient in basic bio-methodology techniques, anesthesia and physiological monitoring, compound dosing, and sample collection
  • Skilled in computerized data acquisition, post-acquisition processing and data analysis using analytical & graphic software, and data summarization
  • Organize information (data, results) and communicate to supervisor or peers
  • Experience managing veterinary health care in a vivarium, including healthcare management of specialized disease models
  • Adaptability/flexibility to effectively work in an environment with changing priorities and urgency for project completion
  • Highly self-motivated, driven to excel, ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities and projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and oral) and the ability to function and collaborate successfully in a matrixed team environment

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: 2020-06-12 Expires: 2020-07-13

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