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Sr Associate Scientist - Biotech (JP5163)

South San Francisco, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Sr Associate Scientist - Biotech (JP5163)
Job Site: South San Francisco, Ca.
Type: Contract
Duration: Initial 5 months with likely extension
Business Unit: Oncology
Rate: $28-32/Hr.
3Key Consulting Inc. is looking for role for a Sr Associate Scientist with experience in  in-vivo models of cancer, for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Details:
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

Primary responsibilities of this position include:
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
Top Must Have Skill Sets:
  • Extensive hands on experience with 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
  • Computer literacy, especially proficiency with Excel, Powerpoint and Word (Graphpad Prism a plus)
Employee Value Proposition:
This is a good opportunity to join this team at Amgen and gain exposure to this industry.

Red Flags:  
NOT looking for over qualified candidates. A PhD candidate will not be considered for this role.
No in vivo experience is also a red flag.

Interview Process:  
Phone interview followed by in-person interview.
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at the other positions on our website You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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