Upcoming Job Opening

From:"Tarpley, John"

Dear HistoNet Friends,
After 13 years at Amgen and over 30 years in the field of Histotechnology I
have decided to retire. I will be leaving Amgen at the end of April and
moving back to my beloved Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I may
decide to do some consulting for laboratories in the area in the fields of
image analysis and digital imaging, but mainly I plan to spend time enjoying
other pursuits and interests in my life. Amgen has given me a lot of
opportunities to grow and develop in these years and I will miss the many
friends I have made here and the rewards of working in the exciting arena of
biotechnology. If you are interested in working in a challenging, ever
changing research environment in southern California, then Amgen may be the
place for you. The following is a somewhat generic job description that
outlines minimum qualifications. Applications from technologists with more
senior qualifications are certainly welcome and encouraged. Final job
description, job classification, and compensation will depend upon the
qualifications of the chosen applicant. 

Department:		Pathology

Location:		Thousand Oaks, CA

Requirements and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will provide molecular pathology support for a
variety of projects:  conducting experiments, organizing data, analyzing
results and writing reports under minimal supervision.  Expertise in
immunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization is required, along with an
aptitude for microscopy, an understanding of the histological appearance of
tissues, and experience with interpretation and documentation of images.
Strong interpersonal communication skills (written and oral), excellent
record keeping skills, and computer literacy (including the use of
spreadsheet, database and sequence analysis software) are all essential.
Experience with special areas such as undecalcified bone sectioning,
neurohistotechnology, and/or image analysis is desirable. A BS/MS degree in
biochemistry, biology or a related field and a minimum of 4 years of
research laboratory experience utilizing the specified techniques are
Please email resumes to tevarts@amgen.com and refer to Job ID 02-0000296 HN
in the subject line. 
Visit www.amgen.com to learn more about Amgen.

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