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Sr. Associate

South San Francisco, CA
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Conducting in vivo pharmacology oncology studies (mouse models).
  •  Inoculating tumors subcutaneously, measuring tumors, dosing, blood & tissue collection for PD, PK and efficacy studies.
  • Working both independently and as part of a team to execute studies and to collect data.
  • The Department of Oncology at Amgen in South San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated researcher to perform in vivo pharmacology studies aimed at elucidating mechanisms of immune-mediated regulation of tumor growth in order to develop novel immunomodulatory therapies for the treatment of cancer.
  • Responsibilities will include conducting, analyzing and reporting data for PD, PK and efficacy studies to support the progression of oncology and inflammation research teams.
  • Must have extensive mouse handling skills, including: In vivo models of cancer; subcutaneous tumor inoculations and measurements; dosing techniques (iv, ip, subQ); blood and tissue (ex. tumor, spleen, lymph nodes, liver) collection. In vitro cell culture and flow cytometry experience is a plus.
Minimum Basic Qualifications
  •  B.S. degree in Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline.
  • Min 2 years' working with mouse in vivo models
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous drug discovery experience
  • Research experience with preclinical murine models of cancer & cancer immunotherapy
  • Hands on experience administering drugs through various routes
  • Hands on experience with flow cytometry
  • Computer literacy, especially proficiency with Graphpad Prism, Excel, Powerpoint and Word
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, along with the ability to work in a flexible team-oriented environment
"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"
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