[Cytometry] Cytometry Job Posting: Amgen/Seattle

Narayanan, Padma padman at amgen.com
Tue Oct 5 13:49:46 EDT 2010

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Job Posting Title


Career Category

Preclinical Development

Country (State/Region)

United States - Washington

Location (City)


Amgen Job Description

Amgen is seeking an experienced Scientist who will be primarily involved in cytometry-based assay development to detect cellular markers using flow cytometry and other imaging technologies to address regulated preclinical and clinical translation of pharmacodynamic and safety biomarkers. This will be a key component in establishing proof of mechanism which is involved in advancing Amgen drug candidates. This position will be almost 100% hands on flow cytometry assay design, development, qualification, analysis, reporting (written summaries of findings) and communication of results to relevant scientists.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D in Immunology, Cell Biology or other scientific discipline with a minimum of 2 years experience, or an MS degree with a minimum of 10 years experience in research in an industry or academic setting. Experience in cellular/molecular cytometry, imaging technologies, with special emphasis on quantitative, multidisciplinary approaches

Preferred Qualifications

Background must include experience in using flow cytometric techniques, including development and execution of multiparametric (6 or more colors) immunophenotyping panels, intracellular staining, and operation of multi-laser bench-top flow cytometers (LSRII or FACSCanto). Cell sorting experience a plus. Experience with additional imaging techniques, including laser scanning cytometry and laser microdissection would be valuable. Other skills required include - experience in cell culture, cell isolation from blood and tissues, and independent assay development. Previous experience in kinase inhibitors and the use of three-dimensional tissue cultures is highly desirable. Candidates will have excellent organizational and communication skills, a keen attention-to-detail and thrive in a highly-matrixed team.

Interested candidates should please apply through the Career Center on the Amgen External Web Portal.

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