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Man Who Scrawled Threatening Messages on Los Feliz Sikh Temple Gets 16 Months in Prison

A 29-year-old man who vandalized a Sikh temple in Los Feliz in 2017 will spend a little over a year in prison after admitting he defaced the religious building. Artyom Manukyan was sentenced to 16 months in prison Monday, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The sentence is concurrent with a penalty Manukyan faces under a prior arson case. Manukyan scrawled two hateful screeds on the outside of the Hollywood Sikh Temple on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz […]

Chinese Mom Charged With Paying $400,000 to Have Son Admitted to UCLA as Fake Soccer Player

A Chinese woman was arrested in Spain and charged with paying the mastermind of the college admissions scandal $400,000 to ensure her son was admitted to UCLA as a phony soccer player, federal authorities in Boston said Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui — a Chinese national and resident of British Columbia — was arrested by Spanish authorities Monday night, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts, which is seeking Sui’s extradition. Sui, the 35th parent to be charged in the college admissions […]

GBK Production’s CEO Gavin Keilly Talks GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge

Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Young Mother Outside Her Granada Hills Home

A man was arrested in the killing of a young mother who was shot near her Granada Hills home in July, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday. The mother, 24-year-old Cheyenne Brown, was found in an alley near her parked car in the 16600 block of Chatsworth Street at about 10:20 p.m. July 23, 2019, the department said. Her grandfather, Bill Schroeder, found her suffering from three gunshot wounds and started CPR, he said. She was pronounced dead at […]

Step Up Your Tailgating Game With Lifestyle Expert Alison Deyette

Lifestyle Expert Alison Deyette joined us live with entertaining ideas and trends for tailgating and parties wrapped around watching football. For more info on everything featured in the segment and so much more on lifestyle expert Alison Deyette, visit her website. You can also follow her on social media @alisondeyette. See below for the list of products featured on the segment: Traeger Pro 575 Wifi Pellet Grill and Smoker and various football designed serveware available at HomeDepot.com Tailgater Tire Table available from Amazon. Rams portable […]

Trump Admin to Revoke California’s Power to Set Its Own Auto Emission Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle emission standards and could make the announcement as early as Wednesday, a source familiar with the plans tells CNN. The source said the Trump administration will find the EPA previously acted unlawfully by granting the state a waiver from the Clean Air Act and allowing it to develop stricter standards than those of the federal government. About a dozen states have adopted California’s standards. The state and […]

Carson Mayor Proposes Ban on Gun Sales, Possession

The mayor of Carson is proposing a new law that would effectively make selling or possessing a gun within city limits illegal. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 17, 2019.

2 Boys Killed, 2 Girls Injured in Off-Road Vehicle Crash in Blythe Area

Two boys were killed and two girls were injured after the off-road vehicle they were in crashed in an unincorporated area of Blythe, officials said Tuesday. The crash occurred about 11:45 a.m. Sunday south of the 10 Freeway and east of Mesa Drive in an area known as Mesa Verde. A 13-year-old girl driving a 2015 Polaris RZR made a left turn and the vehicle rolled onto its right side, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. The […]

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Tuesday Forecast: Mild Temps and Mostly Clear Skies

Look for mild temperatures and mostly clear skies Tuesday. Liberte Chan has KTLA’s forecast on Sept. 17, 2019.

Rep. Paul Cook of Yucca Valley Is Latest California Republican to Retire From Congress

A Republican congressman in California says he won’t seek re-election next year. U.S. Rep. Paul Cook says he will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2020. The former state assemblyman was first elected to California’s 8th Congressional District in 2012. Cook began his political career on the Yucca Valley Town Council, saying in a news release he wants to return to local government to fight state and federal bureaucracies. California’s Republican Congressional delegation […]

Investigation Underway After Body Discovered in Van Nuys Neighborhood

An investigation is underway after someone discovered a body in a Van Nuys neighborhood Tuesday morning. The Fire Department received a call just before 6 a.m. reporting a person down, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange said. Firefighters and police officers were sent to the 7300 block of Ranchito Avenue where they located the unidentified individual. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lizeth Lomeli said. No age or gender has been released. […]

What Every Student and Parents Should Know About the College Admissions Process With Author and College Admissions Expert Dr. Cynthia Colon

Street Closures, Traffic Advisories in Place as L.A. Drivers Brace for President’s Visit

Los Angeles drivers are bracing for snarled traffic and street closures Tuesday as President Trump arrives to raise money for next year’s campaign. After spending the morning in the Bay Area, the president will be flying into Los Angeles International Airport about 3:30 p.m. From LAX he will travel by helicopter to an undisclosed location in downtown L.A. Several streets have been closed since 4 a.m. in the downtown area in anticipation of the president’s visit. The street closures — […]

Crossing Guard Dies in Valley Glen Crash That Also Injured 16-Year-Old Girl: LAPD

A crossing guard has died after being struck by a vehicle in a crash that also injured a teenage girl in the San Fernando Valley’s Valley Glen neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. The female crossing guard succumbed to her injuries at 5:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The agency did not provide an update on the condition of the teenager, who had complained of foot pain. The L.A. Fire Department previously said that both victims were expected […]

2 Students Arrested After Assault at Moreno Valley Middle School Leaves 1 in Critical Condition: Officials

Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a violent incident at a Moreno Valley middle school sent one of their fellow students to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The victim, also a 13-year-old boy who attended the Landmark Middle School, remained in critical condition, Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Robyn Flores said. Deputies responded to the campus around 1 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a fight between two boys. Investigators later determined that the incident […]

Cokie Roberts, Veteran Journalist Who Covered Politics at NPR and ABC News, Dies at 75

Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute. Roberts was the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in the job. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before […]

Activists Fear Rising Rents as South L.A. Commission Considers Major Housing Project on Crenshaw Blvd.

The real estate project known as District Square has had a decadelong run of bad luck. Construction of the project in South Los Angeles has been repeatedly delayed. The developers, who were provided millions of dollars in federal loans, have received multiple default notices from the city. And Arman Gabay, one of the businessmen who conceived the project, was arrested last year on bribery and wire fraud charges. He has pleaded not guilty. District Square’s fortunes could turn around on […]

Alex Trebek Undergoing Chemo Again After Cancer Setback

Alex Trebek says he has restarted chemotherapy on his doctor’s orders. Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” the “Jeopardy!” host said he “was doing so well” and his medical reports had approached normal levels after his first round of chemo for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he suddenly began losing weight. “I lost about 12 pounds in a week,” Trebek said. “And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that […]

As Illnesses Spread, Fake Vape Gear Sells on L.A. Streets

A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit off unsuspecting consumers are mimicking popular, legal vape brands, pairing replica packaging churned out in Chinese factories with untested, possibly dangerous cannabis oil produced in the state’s vast underground market. The result: Authentic-looking vape cartridges sold by […]

Senior Associate IS Software Engineer

Amgen - Burnaby, BC

Posted 6 days ago

Amgen is seeking a Senior Associate IS Software Engineer to join the multi-site Research & Development Informatics (R&D I) organization at our Burnaby, BC office. The Software Engineer will report to the Director, Research Informatics and will focus on building leading edge scientific applications with modern technology stacks that will be used by our research partners to drive Amgen’s innovation in drug discovery. The Research Informatics team supports discovery research globally through creative IS and Data Science solutions to accelerate and grow Amgen’s pipeline of biopharmaceuticals. Our success in informatics is driven by our dedication to our patients, to our business clients, and to using technologies that deliver critical business value.


Responsibilities:

  • Create systems to enable end to end Informatics solutions in support of Research activities to discover lead drug candidates
  • Evaluate and utilize cutting-edge technologies in the industry to meet scientific business needs
  • Help shape the Research Informatics technology portfolio through software engineering contributions and the implementation of IS solutions for research that will aid in uncovering new and deeper insights for the discovery of novel therapeutics.
  • Review functional and technical designs to identify areas of risk and/or missing requirements
  • Provide technical write-ups and drawings to promote the proposed solutions
  • Collaborate with the other engineering team members to ensure all services are reliable, maintainable, and well-integrated into existing platforms
  • Adhere to standard methodologies for testing and designing reusable code
  • Ensure effective communication between scientific area management, technical staff and vendors to analyze scientific needs and implement informatics solutions in data acquisition, integration and analysis


Basic Qualifications:


Master’s degree


Or


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of software engineering experience


OR


Associate’s degree and 6 years of software engineering experience


Or


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of software engineering experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science or Engineering
  • Experience in Software Engineering and Development
  • Strong learning agility, ability to pick up new technologies used to support early drug discovery data analysis needs
  • Strong experience working with agile methodology & DevOps (Jenkins, JIRA, Github) frameworks with successful experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience working with container technologies (e.g., Docker) and developing microservices
  • Proficiency in software development languages including but not limited to Java, .Net and C#
  • Experience in Cloud (AWS, databricks platforms) & HPC (high performance computing) environments
  • Experience in developing and supporting web applications including familiarity with web technologies and frameworks (EXTJS, D3 JS, React.js)
  • Data analysis and reporting experience by using analytics, visualization and database technologies (Oracle, PL SQL, Spotfire, Tableau, Python – NumPy, SciPy, Pandas)
  • Expertise with translating business requirements to technical requirements and recommend solutions
  • Experience in relational database fundamentals, and software quality methodology
  • Experience in implementing Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) (STARLIMS, Watson, CoreLIMS etc.) systems
  • Knowledge of or experience in Life, Physical or Computational Sciences
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


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 [email protected] to make a request and ensure you include the requisition number.


Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview.



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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.



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