Amgen Process Development Material Senior Assoc Scientist - Cell Culture in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Material Sciences team within Attribute Sciences provides scientific and technical support to Amgen's commercial, clinical and development portfolio. This PD Sr. Associate Scientist will use their technical understanding of cell culture media, media supplements and how these impact process performance and product attributes. This role will involve close collaboration with internal material supply groups, Amgen Quality and our vendors to ensure uninterrupted supply of quality materials to Amgen. This position may include site technical visits and the opportunity to drive strategic improvement projects within Amgen and with our vendors. This Sr. Associate Scientist will also support troubleshooting activities and investigations associated with cell culture media and will also support our interactions with regulatory agencies through the support of submissions, questions and during inspections.

Working in a matrixed global team environment this position will develop and implement state-of-the-art materials and connected technologies to enable advanced materials integrated solutions to advance the next generation of products and processes at Amgen.

10% travel: Domestic and International

Basic Qualifications

Master's and 3 years of Operations or Process Development experience


Bachelor's and 5 years of Operations or Process Development experience

Preferred Qualifications

Masters' degree in cell culture

2+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or other industry which includes participation or experience with media development

Experience with statistical data analysis such as design of experiments, regression, and multivariate statistics

Experience with data visualization and analytical software (i.e Spotfire, JMP, Tableau)

Knowledge or direct experience with state-of-the art advanced materials, sensing, and data acquisition

A track record of demonstrated external scientific track record which may include peer reviewed publications, scientific conference participation or participation in industry working groups or panels

Advanced scientific writing, problem solving skills and abilities with technology commercialization

Previous experience working in a regulated environment and previous experience with interacting with regulatory agencies

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.

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.