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Molecular and Cellular Biologist (m/f/d)


The RD group is passionate about exploiting our understanding of RNA biology to advance Amgen's drug discovery pipeline of intractable and difficult-to-drug therapeutic targets.

You will work collaboratively with researchers across multiple functions within the IPP department as well as across disease therapeutic areas and the Therapeutics Discovery organization. The successful candidate will also work with external partners and contract research organizations (CROs) and have the opportunity to present work at national and international conferences.

  • Develop innovative platforms and modalities to impact ambitious targets across multiple therapeutic areas.
  • Lead in hypothesis-driven experimental design, optimization, implementation, troubleshooting and documentation of research activities.
  • Perform in cell and in vitro biochemical/biophysical assays related to RNA or RNA-protein interactions.
  • Independently set project goals and timelines, interact with team members across different departments and research sites and communicate and present data to department leadership.
  • Coordinate and connect with cross-functional teams and facilitate decision-making.
  • Doctorate degree or
  • Master's degree and 4 years of relevant scientific experience or
  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of relevant scientific experience
  • 2+ years of postdoctoral or industry experience.
  • Broad knowledge of molecular and cellular biology with demonstrated research eminence through first author publications.
  • Extensive experience in develop and optimize molecular biology and biochemical assays, such as reporter assay, NanoBRET, FRET, alpha screen, immunoprecipitation etc. Experience with medium-high throughput workflow is preferred.
  • Extensive experience in mammalian cell culture, stable line generation, manipulation, and characterization.
  • Nucleic acid research experience is preferred, including but not limited to nucleic acid purification, precipitation, amplification (e.g. qPCR) and biochemistry. Experience with 2nd Generation sequencing is preferred but not required.

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Amgen Ltd.
Thousand Oaks, Kalifornien [USA]