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Amgen Process Development - Senior Associate Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amgen is seeking a Sr Associate Scientist to join our team and work from Amgen’s beautiful Cambridge, MA campus.

Synthetics Attribute Sciences Key Responsibilities:

A largely laboratory-based position where focus will be on driving cutting-edge analytical support and technology development impacting process and product development teams across Amgen’s portfolio.

The role requires collaboration with organic chemists and formulators to establish the end to end

analytical control strategies of drug substance and drug product, respectively. The Sr. Associate Scientist will use state-of-the-art techniques such as UHPLC, HRMS, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS, and dissolution technologies to solve complex problems and advance projects.

Work cross-functionally and across Process Development and external sites while using analytical science to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products in Amgen’s pipeline

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree and 3 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications :

Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences or Engineering

Training and expertise in analytical method development and organic chemistry or formulation development

4+ year’s in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry

Hands on experience with techniques such as chromatography (High- Performance Liquid Chromatography: HPLC and Gas Chromatography: GC), Raman spectroscopy, Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP), particle size determination, dissolution, high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), NMR, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), Karl Fischer water content testing, etc.

Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret analytical data

Experience in solid-state characterization techniques including X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) and solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Demonstrated active involvement in scientific outreach (e.g. publication record in peer-reviewed journals)

Strong technical aptitude for the identification, development, and implementation of novel analytical technologies

Strong understanding, research in, and hands-on experience with analytical techniques, structure elucidation and solid-state characterization guided and informed by knowledge of organic chemistry

Familiarity with automation and implementing data management systems; ability to compile and communicate complex datasets in a manner in which facilitates informed decision-making

Excellent written and oral communication skills for the timely documentation, presentation, and discussion of scientific results in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, team-based environment

Strong abilities in trouble-shooting, problem solving, and multi-tasking in support of process chemistry and formulation efforts at the pivotal phase of development

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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.​