Amgen Process Development Senior Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts
HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. 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. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.
Process Development Senior Associate
What you will do
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this dynamic role you will contribute towards Amgen’s Drug Substance Process Development for late stage clinical and commercial biologics programs, including the development, characterization, and scale-up of upstream and downstream manufacturing processes supporting Ph II/III clinical trials to marketing application. Responsibilities include:
Help design and perform experiments at the bench scale that span the end-to-end Drug Substance process, from cell culture to purification operations. In this role, you will apply established platform approaches and use problem-solving skills to rapidly solve day-to-day experimental challenges.
Use out-of-the-box thinking to contribute to technology development and will demonstrate the desire to expand and develop expertise in both cell culture and purification, thereby further contributing to the coordinated group.
Participate within a project team on goals such as improving process yield and robustness, and scaling-up processes to manufacturing sites
Perform small-scale bioprocess experiments for upstream (cell culture) operations, including cultures in shake flasks, culture bags, and bench top bioreactors
Document experimental data in lab notebooks and analyze data including using in-house visualization and analytics tools
Communicate findings through oral presentations and written documentation (technical reports as well as GMP documents to support regulatory filings)
Contribute to technology development projects to seek continuous improvement in reliability and efficiency
This position may also provide opportunities for downstream (purification) work based on project needs, including studies on protein chromatography, filtration, and UF/DF operations.
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Scientific professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.
- Masters Degree OR Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Scientific or Operations experience
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Biomedical engineering, or Bioprocessing subject area or experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry preferred.
Two+ years of biotech/pharma experience with emphasis on protein production in various mammalian expression hosts
Understanding and experience of bioreactor strategies for antibodies
Experience in laboratory techniques supporting bioreactor operations
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work flexibly in a dynamic and collaborative environment
Able to identify and solve problems by applying scientific and engineering principles, preferably in a process development environment
Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data
Some of the vast rewards of working here
As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we 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
for a career that defies imagination
Objects in your future are closer than they appear. 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.
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Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.