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09-28-2005, 10:25 AM
Title: Senior Associate - Bone & Mineral Metabolism
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
Date: September 28, 2005

Job Description:
This position will oversee biomechanical strength testing of bone from
animal studies, as well as contribute to other evaluations of bone quality
such as CT & SEM imaging. Requires basic mechanical engineering background
or hands-on experience in destructive mechanical testing. Background in bone
biology and/or biomechanics a plus, as well as experience in imaging and
working with animal tissue.

Under minimal supervision, this position's primary responsibility involves
performing experiments, organizing data, and analyzing results. Specific
responsibilities include analyzing, recording, and reporting the results and
conclusions of laboratory experiments, summarizing and interpreting
analytical data, and designing (with the help of a supervisor) experimental
protocols and procedures. Employees will also be responsible for maintaining
laboratory equipment and supplies. Additional responsibilities include
maintaining laboratory notebook and/or computer files, participating in
group and project meetings, and attending and presenting at seminars as
required. This position may also provide some guidance, supervision, and/or
instruction to Research Associate Is or Lab Assistants.

General Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, or a related field
required. Typically 3 to 7 years relevant laboratory experience also
required (including post-graduate education). Candidates should be able to
operate specialized laboratory equipment and computers and demonstrate good
analytical skills. Good inter-personal skills, communication skills (both
written and oral), and problem-solving and scientific skills are also

Amgen is the world's largest biotechnology company, with a great reputation
in the scientific and medical communities (www.amgen.com). This is a unique
opportunity to contribute to preclinical studies on drugs which will be on
the market to treat diseases such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and
cancer induced bone loss. Bone is an important component of Amgen's future,
and this job will definitely make an impact here.

Interested candidates, please email me your resume/CV at mominsky@amgen.com


Michael S. Ominsky, Ph.D.
Amgen - Scientist
Bone and Mineral Metabolism
Department of Metabolic Disorders
One Amgen Center Drive MS 5-1-A
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320