Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • South San Francisco


The Scientist will be directly responsible for executing in vivo cardiovascular preclinical studies with a goal to identify and characterize innovative drug therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The Scientist will work with preclinical in vivo models for testing therapeutic concepts and will need strong, hands-on technical skill. Working cross-functionally within Amgen, the Scientist will assist in designing in vivo experiments, drafting and implementing protocols, executing studies, organizing data, analyzing results, and drafting reports. Expertise with in vivo and ex vivo cardiovascular techniques are essential.


Executing in vivo cardiovascular PK/PD studies with a goal of identifying novel drug candidates
Extensive experience in atherosclerosis (e.g., genetic and surgical) models and ex vivo microvascular (e.g., mesenteric artery) vascular functional studies. Immunohistochemistry analysis of atherosclerosis lesions.
Development of novel vascular disease models.
In vivo/ex vivo assay development/validation to evaluate the activity of novel compounds and reagents.
Cardiometabolic phenotyping of genetically modified rodents (i.e., knockout and transgenic lines)
Daily animal monitoring, routine dose administration, tissue and fluid sampling, aseptic surgical preparation. Catheterization of major vessels for dosing/sampling
Hands on experience with ELISA for biomarkers. Development of novel ELISA methods for biomarkers.
In vivo assessment of cardiovascular hemodynamics using echocardiography, invasive hemodynamics (PV loop methodology).
Working knowledge of the application/use of IACUC protocols
Basic Qualifications:



Master’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. or Master’s in cardiovascular physiology, vascular biology, life sciences, or related field

Strong record in utilizing in-vivo/ex vivo cardiovascular models to study cardiovascular disease

Proficiency in Graph Pad, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as, with necessary tools for statistical data analysis

Excellent communication skills, troubleshooting skills, pro-active attitude and ability to work productively as part of high-performance teams.

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.

About the company

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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

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