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Amgen Associate Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

There an exciting career opportunity to join the Pivotal Attribute Sciences team based in Amgen Cambridge, Massachusetts site. In this role of Associate Scientist, you will:

Work in collaborative matrix environment including partner functional areas to support product and process characterization studies, data analysis and investigations

Analyze late stage protein pharmaceutical products with advanced analytical methods including capillary electrophoresis, chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques to support product and process characterization

Lead or contribute to development, optimization and troubleshooting of analytical methods, participate in qualification, transfer and validation experiments with a focus on separation-based purity methods

Other duties include data analyses, maintenance of electronic notebook records of experimental data, participation in authoring of technical protocols and reports, and presentation of results in internal meetings

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree & 2 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree & 4 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

MS in Biochemistry, Biophysics or closely related field

2+ years of experience in industrial analytical laboratories supporting characterization of protein therapeutics

Advanced technical expertise in analytical methodologies used to characterize protein therapeutics including CE, SEC, IEX, RP and HILIC

Experience with CE and LC instruments handling and troubleshooting

Experience in mass spectrometry based-methods and glycan characterization is a plus

Working knowledge of data processing and analysis tools in Excel and other statistical software

Hands on experience with method qualifications and transfers

Ability to work in a matrix team environment and collaborate effectively

Ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple tasks

Good written and verbal communication skills

Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and electronic lab notebook (ELN)

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.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.