Amgen Principal Engineer / Senior Manager, Process Development in Holly Springs, North Carolina
HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.
Principal Engineer/Senior Manager, Process Development
What you will do
Does the thought of building an entirely new site from the ground up excite you? Do you love cultivating sustainable systems and high performing teams? If you have a passion for talent development and want to be a part of Amgen’s mission to serve patients – every patient every time – then check out this exciting new opportunity!
Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies is investing $550 million to build a new multi-product drug substance bio-manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina, a bio-manufacturing “hub” known for their life sciences industry. The new plant will combine two production formats, traditional stainless steel-fed batch and single use technology. This combination of capabilities is an approach that Amgen calls “FleX Batch” manufacturing, which makes the facility more dynamic and efficient, as well as requiring a smaller physical footprint than a traditional plant. Additionally, the plant will integrate innovations to advance digitalization and sustainability, aspiring to embed industry 4.0 capabilities and reduce energy consumption and waste generation to meet Amgen’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2027.
The investment will bring approximately 355 jobs comprised of highly skilled workers that will be built on a foundation that promotes diversity, inclusion and belonging. The site will include the manufacturing plant, warehouse, central utilities and office space. Amgen is targeting 2024 for site completion.
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world! In this vital role you will provide scientific and technical leadership within the Process Development Drug Substance Technology group at Amgen’s FleX Batch Biologics Manufacturing Facility. This role will be immersed in all aspects of operations in a commercial bulk drug substance facility, which includes collaborating with other drug substance teams across our network.
Lead a technical team focused on biologics technology transfer, process validation, and plant start-up support
Lead site activities for continuous process verification, process monitoring, optimization, complex investigation, and product life cycle management
Ensure safety and compliance of process development activities
Collaborate with other site-functions and network drug substance teams in delivering plant goals
Lead cross-functional teams to resolve complex problems while meeting quality, schedule, and cost objectives
Assure manufacturing operations are aligned with the registered process
Provide support for regulatory filing, inspection, and other CMC activities
Serve as member of the Drug Substance Technology (DST) extended leadership team utilizing network thinking and innovative approaches to advance the drug substance organizational capabilities
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The experienced professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.
Doctorate Degree and 2 years of biologics process development or commercial-scale technical support experience Or
Master’s Degree and 6 years of biologics process development or commercial-scale technical support experience Or
Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of biologics process development or commercial-scale technical support experience Or
Associate’s degree and 10 years of biologics process development or commercial-scale technical support experience Or
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of biologics process development or commercial-scale technical support experience
8+ years of experience in a technical role supporting biotechnology processes within regulated environments (i.e., cGMP)
5+ years of management experience
Strong and in-depth expertise in process cell culture and/or purification processes
Experience in process scale-up, technology transfer, process validation, troubleshooting, and complex investigation
Strong oral and verbal communication skills, interact effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders
Experience developing staff to reach their full potential
Knowledgeable in regulatory filings and inspections
Familiarity in operational aspects of commercial biopharma manufacturing
Familiarity in statistical analysis, analytical methods, and product quality attributes related to biological processing
What you can expect of us
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.
Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
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
for a career that defies imagination
In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. 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.
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