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Amgen Process Development Associate 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


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this dynamic role you will work under the supervision of a Ph.D. Scientist. Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in drug substance development teams and will be expected to complete laboratory experiments and prepare small molecule drug candidates.

  • Research activities include reaction development, characterization of reaction profiles and isolated compounds, process scale-up development, process characterization, and participating in cGMP campaigns targeting bulk Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient or intermediates to support clinical supply and commercial process development activities.

  • Maintain electronic laboratory notebooks and computer files, participate in group and project meetings, and attend seminars.

  • Work in a team environment collaborating with various colleagues in process development


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree OR Associate degree and 4 years of Scientific experience OR High School Diploma/GED and 6 years of Scientific experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Major in Chemistry

  • Knowledge of organic chemistry reactions and current scientific literature

  • Basic laboratory skills including synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic small molecules

  • Analytical techniques including NMR, HPLC and Mass Spec

  • Experience in reviewing and interpreting analytical data

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal skills

  • Knowledge of basic office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


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.