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Senior Scientist RNA Biology

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
May 5, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biology, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Job Description

Senior Scientist RNA Biology


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be part of the RNA Molecular Glue group within Amgens Induced Proximity Platform organization. We are seeking a motivated Scientist who will contribute to the development of new therapeutic modalities that target RNA and RNA-binding proteins. Our group is responsible for expanding our understanding of RNA biology, leveraging proximity biology to tackle the undruggable genome, and advancing Amgens drug discovery pipeline. The team member will lead projects and collaborate with a diverse group of multidisciplinary researchers to support the development of novel RNA-based therapeutic modalities

Primary Responsibilities
  • Lead technology development initiatives by setting project goals and timelines
  • Independently design, perform, and analyze experiments
  • Collaborate with team members across different departments
  • Present data and communicate findings to department leadership and the scientific community through conference presentation and publications

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 key contributor with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree [and relevant post-doc where applicable]


Masters degree and 3 years of biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or related experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or related experience


Advanced and proficient understanding and use of technical principles, theories, and concepts to perform an expansive range of work in a role


Basic knowledge of related and adjacent disciplinary areas.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in RNA biology with a record of accomplishments including impactful first author peer-reviewed publications
  • Extensive research experience, including postdoctoral training, in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or related disciplines
  • Broad knowledge of assay development and NGS technologies
  • Strong reasoning, data analysis, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • 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, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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 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 accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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