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Amgen Process Development Associate in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Process Development Associate


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world!

Amgen Process Development (PD) organization is seeking an enthusiastic team-oriented Associate to join the ATO Rapid Analytics (RA) group within Attribute Science (AS). The ATO RA organization focuses on providing high throughput analytical testing services to support pipeline delivery across a wide range of therapeutic biologics in both Pre-Pivotal and Pivotal phases. In the highly matrixed fast-paced team environment, the primary responsibility of this Associate role is to perform product quality analysis and provide analytical data by adhering to projects timelines to enable process decisions. The candidate will be an integral member of a dynamic team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Complete analytical testing within expected turnaround time per established procedure for following assays: IEX (Ion Exchange chromatography), SEC (size-exclusion chromatography), HILIC (hydrophilic interaction) for glycan mapping, Affinity purification for titer, RP (Reversed Phase chromatography) and CE-SDS (Capillary Electrophoresis-Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate), etc.

  • Adhere to ATO RA turnaround time for high throughput samples and all required metrics

  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Document, review results, and maintain electronic laboratory notebooks

  • Work with development team to implement methods in ATO RA, analyze and interpret data

  • Solve technical problems with both instrument and assay issues as part of troubleshooting

  • Author, review, and data verify technical documents

  • Communicate project updates as appropriate

  • Participate and present scientific data in meetings

  • Interact with clients for data and project demands

  • Maintain instruments and follow lab’s general equipment cleaning protocols


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is an employee with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline

Associate’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline and 4 years of experience performing analytical testing


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of experience performing analytical testing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis and strong hands-on technical skills to address challenging technical issues

  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret analytical results

  • Excellent organization and communication (oral and written) skills and attention to details

  • Ability to learn new technology quickly, multi-task and adapt in a dynamic environment

  • Possess a positive attitude and strong self‑motivation


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and improve 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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.