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Amgen Process Development Associate Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Process Development Associate Scientist


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this dynamic role you will provide process development support to manufacturing operations and also to perform mammalian cell culture, purification and lab activities to support the commercial development of the viral, and antibody manufacturing process. Responsibilities include:

  • Apply fundamental scientific principles to Biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes (upstream cell culture and downstream purification)

  • Understanding of cell culture processes; scale up factors from bench to commercial, metabolism profiling, influence of raw material attributes and impact of process deviations to growth and quality attributes. Harvest and clarification processes used for mammalian cell culture processes.

  • Understanding of chromatography, ultrafiltration and normal flow filtration operations.

  • Familiarity with chemical engineering principles for the scale up of unit operations from bench scale to commercial scale. Analyzing manufacturability; understanding process capabilities and means to achieve yield optimizations and increased efficiencies.

  • Complete technology transfer projects, resolve processing issues, and conduct technical assessments on process/product impact due to changes in equipment, scale, and raw materials.

  • Provide technical and on-the-floor support to assist in the troubleshooting of clinical and commercial drug substance manufacturing.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Science professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and 2 years of directly related experience OR Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Process Development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a Biotech/Pharma Process Development and/or Manufacturing Support role for drug substance manufacturing.

  • Able to apply engineering principles and statistical analysis, including design of experiments, in-order to solve processing issues and evaluate opportunities for process improvements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Demonstrated ability to work under moderate direction.

  • Able to analyze and summarize data

  • Be a self-starter with the ability to take on several projects at one time


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A 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—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.