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


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience, and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Process Development Scientist - Pivotal Drug Product


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role, you will be part of our Pivotal Drug Product Technology Group in Cambridge, MA which 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.

  • Lead the design and planning of laboratory studies related to formulation and fill/finish process development by applying basic science/engineering skills, first principle 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, reports, and regulatory sections in support of IND and marketing application submissions

  • Lead multiple activities in parallel to drive project plans to completion, meeting project timelines, and achievements

  • 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 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



What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The hard-working professional we seek is collaborative with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of process development or scientific experience Or

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of process development or scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • 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 the 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 on short- and long-term stability

  • Strong problem-solving and effective multi-functional interpersonal 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


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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.

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