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Amgen Process Development Scientist - Pivotal Drug Product in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amgen is currently seeking a Process Development Scientist for our Pivotal Drug Product Technologies Group in Cambridge, MA. This group is responsible for late stage drug product formulation and fill/finish process development for large molecule modalities (e.g. monoclonal antibodies, bispecific T-cell engagers (BiTEs), and fusion proteins). Working closely with a team of scientists and engineers, the successful candidate will apply scientific and engineering principles to advance the technical aspects of Amgen’s drug product and process development.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and planning of laboratory studies related to formulation and fill/finish process development by applying basic science/engineering skills, first principles modeling, and prior knowledge

  • Execute and document laboratory studies with a high degree of technical rigor

  • Develop technical project plans to generate comprehensive data packages in support of commercial formulation/process development and process characterization

  • Author and review guideline documents, technical protocols, and reports

  • Author and review regulatory sections in support of IND and marketing application submissions

  • Manage multiple activities in parallel to drive project plans to completion, meeting project timelines and milestones

  • Participate in Drug Product Commercialization Teams responsible for conducting process development on pipeline and lifecycle management programs

  • Perform data analysis using advanced statistical/analytical techniques with a proficiency in statistical analysis software

  • Deliver progress reports and presentations to management on technical challenges, proposed solutions and results

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree completed by March 2020

OR

Master’s degree & 4 years of scientific experience

OR

Bachelor’s degree & 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics or related discipline

  • 2+ years of post-doctoral or industry experience in pharmaceuticals/biotechnology or related field

  • Knowledge of/hands-on experience with formulation and commercial process development for liquid and lyophilized drug products

  • Experience with unit operation (i.e. filling, filtration, mixing, etc.) specific scale down model development, characterization, and scale-up

  • Understanding of physical/chemical stability of proteins and how process related stress impacts product quality, specifically, the impact of freezing and drying to short- and long-term stability

  • Strong problem solving and effective cross-functional communication skills

  • Experience with coding/scripting for automated data analysis and modeling

  • Experience with data visualization tools or packages, such as Tableau or Spotfire

  • Experience that includes elements of new product development, formulation development, process characterization, equipment design and implementation, technical transfers to global manufacturing sites, statistical process control (SPC), and statistical design and analysis of experiments

  • Proven ability to learn and act on dynamic information at a rapid pace

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.

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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.

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