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Postdoctoral Fellow - Oncology and Inflammation



Full Time

On Site


South San Francisco, California, United States


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Oncology and Inflammation


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world. During this program, you will be provided with an enriching environment to encourage innovation that will contribute to the development of human therapeutics.

The labs of Menno van Lookeren Campagne and Josh Wheaton in the Inflammation Research Department at Amgen are seeking a co-mentored postdoctoral fellow to study how crosstalk between immune cells and stromal cells controls epithelial barrier function during homeostasis and disease.

The postdoctoral fellow will be based at our South San Francisco site and share access to state-of-the-art technology and core facilities.

The initial focus of the postdoctoral fellow is to explore how immune cells and subepithelial fibroblasts control intestinal epithelial cell renewal and malignant transformation. Utilizing human and mouse intestinal organoids, genetically engineered mice and models of intestinal inflammation and cancer, you will have the opportunity to identify novel cell-specific regulatory pathways and to dissect their impact on the tissue microenvironment in vitro and in vivo. The position is ideal for those seeking to understand the fundamentals of therapeutic discovery and translational biology while focusing on understanding basic mechanisms underlying chronic inflammation and cancer.

The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged and expected to develop an independent line of research based on initial studies and to present at scientific conferences and publish in leading journals. The successful candidate will operate in the context of a highly collaborative environment, with ample opportunities to interact with other postdoctoral fellows, scientists, and drug discovery teams while having access to state-of-the art technologies and resources including single-cell omics, human genetics and in vitro and in vivo models.

The postdoctoral position is for 3 years with the option to extend for an additional year.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dedicated individual we seek is a scientist with these qualifications.

Basic qualifications

  • PhD at the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

  • Ph. D. in immunology, cancer immunology, cell-biology or molecular biology
  • Have independent research skills such as the design, execution and interpretation of experimental results as demonstrated by previous publications


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The annual salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $81,522 – $90,586.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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