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Amgen Bioinformatician – Senior Scientist - Biologic Discovery in Burnaby, British Columbia

Bioinformatician – Senior Scientist

Amgen British Columbia, Canada (Location: Vancouver or Burnaby)


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us!

We are seeking a talented bioinformatician who loves to leverage informatics tools to solve biological problems. If you’re self-motivated, inventive, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we would love to hear from you. This is an exciting opportunity to join our Amgen British Columbia research center and to contribute to our cutting-edge biotherapeutic discovery program. As a biotech pioneer, Amgen seeks to launch a focused, data-driven biologics revolution that, coupled with an established culture of transformative innovation, will dramatically improve and accelerate the discovery of the next generation of human therapeutics.


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will help bridge the gap between complex biological data and game-changing insights. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing novel computational methods and bioinformatic tools to manipulate, visualize, and analyze nucleic acid and protein data sets.

  • Extending and improving production pipelines for analyzing single-cell and bulk immunoglobulin repertoire sequencing data.

  • Working closely with front- and back-end developers to enable effective storage, processing, and visualization of large complex datasets.

  • Collaborating with wet-lab scientists to design and interpret experiments for high-throughput sequence analysis of various antibody generating platforms.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a detail-oriented individual with these qualifications:

  • A graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field with ideally 6+ years of experience

  • Experience working in a matrix team environment

  • Proficiency in at least one common coding language (Python and R preferred)

  • Experience working with high-throughput functional screening and next generation sequencing data

  • Versed in modelling, designing, testing, and debugging code

  • A proven ability to find creative and functional solutions to complicated problems

  • The ability to translate complex ideas in a straightforward manner and to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields

  • Excellent documentation skills with an outstanding attention to detail

Preferred But Not Required Qualifications

  • A strong foundation in statistical analysis

  • An understanding of the basics and limitations of experimental protocols

  • A background in immunobiology

  • Experience with machine learning and AI techniques

  • Experience automating analysis workflows

  • High performance computing (HPC) and Cloud Computing (AWS)


What you can expect of us

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

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

Amgen endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please contact to make a request and ensure you include the requisition number.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.