16 days old

Sr Associate Scientist - Human Tissue Science Center

South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Job ID: R-117469
Location: South San Francisco, CA, US


You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Sr Associate Scientist - Human Tissue Science Center


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will :
  • Design and lead complex human tissue studies in cross functional collaboration with Amgen teams, external vendors, and CROs
  • Ensure compliance with regulations related to human subject research, specimen collection, and data management
  • Review and highlight any quality concerns with specimens or associated human clinical data; resolve with CRO and management as needed
  • Provide project management support for regularly scheduled CRO update meetings
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for documentation and reference document management/access within HTSC
  • Review and provide input to SOPs, project specific protocols, case report forms (CRFs), and biospecimen collection procedures
  • Collaborate with Amgen Legal to initiate/update master agreements with CROs
  • Collect key performance indicators and prepare metric assessment reports


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree and 3 years directly related scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years directly related scientific experience


Associate degree and 8 years directly related scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in allied health, biological, or life sciences
  • Ability to focus on key issues and be result oriented; ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity with medical and scientific terminology
  • Clinical trial management experience
  • Possess initiative, independence, flexibility, willingness to learn, ability to accept challenges, and a strong commitment to quality
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented, proactive, ability to work independently and in teams
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Sharepoint, and document management applications
  • Familiarity with databases and data analysis software (StarLIMS, Access, Smartsheet, Visio, Tableau, etc.)
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills; ability to prioritize, plan and facilitate meetings, identify and track progress on action items
  • Previous knowledge or experience in a histology/pathology/laboratory environment -clinical lab experience
  • Familiarity with QA/QC/GxP/CAP/CLIA regulations

Location: Remote or Thousand Oaks or San Fran


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A 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-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. 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.

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



Posted: 2021-04-24 Expires: 2021-05-25

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