Amgen Process Development Associate in Thousand Oaks, California
The Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies organization develops drug substance and API manufacturing processes for all late-stage programs across the Amgen portfolio. Located at our Thousand Oaks, CA campus, responsibilities of this lab-based position will include:
Support of Drug Substance Process Development for large molecule programs in late stage clinical and commercial development, including commercial process development and process characterization. Typical project goals include improvements in yield, efficiency and reliability and/or changes in equipment, scale, and raw materials.
Performing small-scale bioprocessing experiments encompassing both upstream (cell culture) and downstream (purification) operations. Cell culture responsibilities may include maintaining cultures in shake flasks, culture bags, and benchtop bioreactors. Purification experiments include, but are not limited to, protein chromatography, filtrations, and UF/DF operations.
Designing suitable experiments and analyzing results to draw meaningful conclusions. Communication of work through oral presentations and written documentation including technical reports and GMP documents to support regulatory filings.
Providing scientific technical support for technology transfer of processes to manufacturing sites.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Associate's degree & 4 years of scientific experience
High school diploma / GED and 6 years of scientific experience
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Life Sciences with 1+ years experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry
Ability to apply fundamental scientific and engineering principles to resolve processing issues and evaluate opportunities for process improvements
Demonstrated success working with diverse team members in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
Experience working with mammalian cell cultures, particularly in bioreactors, or experience performing protein purification operations including using Akta chromatographic systems
Familiarity with design of experiments (DOE) and/or qualification of scale-down models
Experience with large data sets and creating visualizations to gain insight from large volumes of data
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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.