Amgen Senior Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Materials Science team within Attribute Sciences provides scientific expertise and technical support to Amgen’s commercial, clinical and development portfolio. The Senior Scientist is responsible for providing subject matter expertise in filtration technologies for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. They will use their technical expertise in the preparation, characterization, and performance of filter technologies to define target attribute profiles, support the development of attribute-driven specifications, and evaluate raw material related risks to ensure the selection of filtration technologies is based upon an understanding of how the material attributes impact process performance and product characteristics. The Senior Scientist will also support troubleshooting activities and investigations associated with filtration technologies and will also support our interactions with regulatory agencies through the support of submissions, questions and during inspections. This role will involve building and maintaining effective cross-functional collaborations with peers from internal material supply groups, Amgen Quality and our vendors to ensure uninterrupted supply of quality materials to Amgen. This position may include site technical visits and the opportunity to drive strategic improvement projects within Amgen and with our vendors.

Working in a matrixed global team environment, this position will develop and implement state-of-the-art materials and connected technologies to enable advanced materials integrated solutions to advance the next generation of products and processes at Amgen.

10% travel: Domestic and International

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree & 2 years of directly related experience


Master’s degree & 6 years of directly related experience


Bachelor’s degree & 8 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree in Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering or other relevant discipline and 2+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or other related industry involving development of or experience with filtration technologies (upstream or downstream applications)

Experience with statistical data analysis such as design of experiments, regression, and multivariate statistics

Experience with data visualization and analytical software (i.e Spotfire, JMP, Tableau)

Knowledge or direct experience with state-of-the art advanced materials and data acquisition

Demonstrated external scientific track record which may include peer reviewed publications, scientific conference participation or participation in industry working groups or panels

Advanced scientific writing, problem solving skills and abilities with technology commercialization

Previous experience working in a regulated environment and previous experience with interacting with regulatory agencies

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.