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Amgen Process Development Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Summary

There an exciting career opportunity to join the Pivotal Attribute Sciences team based in Amgen Cambridge, Massachusetts site. In this Scientist role you will:

Interface and collaborate with other functional areas in matrix environment as analytical subject matter expert to support and advise design of characterization studies, data analysis and investigations.

Monitor and leverage latest advances in protein analytics to develop, optimize, troubleshoot, remediate, qualify, validate and transfer analytical methods.

Execute characterization testing with advanced analytical methods including capillary electrophoresis, chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques.

Interpret results, author technical protocols, reports, analytical method descriptions and analytical CMC sections in regulatory documents.

Support development of late stage protein products as analytical team lead representing Attribute Sciences in cross-functional product delivery teams.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 4 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics or closely related field

Expertise in capillary liquid chromatography (LC), electrophoresis (CE), mass spectrometry and protein chemistry

Experience in working with protein therapeutics, including glycoproteins

Experience in CE and LC methods development and qualification

Proficiency in solving complex problems, ability to work independently, proactively seek outside resources and collaborate

Self-starter and team player with strong leadership and decision-making skills capable of providing guidance to junior staff

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask, effectively plan and follow through on complex projects

5+ years’ experience in industrial analytical laboratories supporting characterization of protein therapeutics, including experience in working with QC laboratories to execute method transfers, validations and troubleshooting

Join Us

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.​