Amgen Process Development Associate - Pivotal Drug Substance in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for

solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A

biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading

independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world

and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies organization at Amgen develops, characterizes and supports the commercialization of the drug substance manufacturing processes for all late-stage programs across the Amgen portfolio.

Located at our Cambridge, MA site, this lab based position will be responsible for support of the development, characterization, scale-up and support of upstream and downstream processes to enable commercial advancement of programs from Ph II/III clinical trials to marketing application.

This role is in an integrated group in which cell culture and purification scientists work together to advance Amgen's rich, exciting and dynamic pipeline. With Amgen's biology first approach, the position provides the unique opportunity of being able to work on multiple modalities from antibodies and oncolytic viruses to bispecifics and siRNAs.

The successful candidate will perform experiments at the bench scale, spanning the end- to end drug substance process, including both cell culture and purification operations. The candidate will apply established platform approaches and utilize problem-solving skills to rapidly solve day- to day experimental challenges. Additionally, the candidate will utilize out-of-the-box thinking to contribute to technology development. Finally, the candidate will also demonstrate the desire to expand and develop skills in both cell culture and purification, thereby further contributing to the integrated group.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or degree completed by December 2018


Associate's degree and 4 years scientific experience


High school diploma and 6 years scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, or Life Sciences

Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and implement solutions to practical problems through application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, in a process development environment

Understanding of protein chromatography, filtration and cell culture principles; Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, and/or purification operations

Motivated self starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Demonstrated success working with diverse team members in a dynamic, cross-functional environment

Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data

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.