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Amgen Process Development Principal Scientist: Pivotal Drug Product Technologies in Thousand Oaks, California


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 Principal Scientist: Pivotal Drug Product Technologies (DPT)


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will provide technical and project leadership while integrating information generated by cross-functional teams to ensure success through the commercialization process.

  • Oversight of late-stage biologics drug product formulation and fill/finish process development.

  • Lead cross-functional Drug Product Commercialization Teams responsible for formulation development, fill/finish process development / characterization, technology transfer and regulatory authoring for pipeline and lifecycle management projects.

  • Lead all aspects of and engage in the planning, design, execution, and documentation of formulation and fill/finish process development studies.

  • Lead a team of engineers and scientists to advance program and functional objectives.

  • Participate and lead global cross-functional teams working optimally in a highly matrixed team environment to motivate change, efficiency and positive relationships.

  • Author and review guideline documents, technical protocols, reports, product impact assessments, and regulatory sections in support of INDA and marketing application submissions.

  • Drive continuous improvement in the drug product development process through technological innovation and application of first principles in process engineering.

  • Serve as subject matter authority in DPT and help drive standard methodologies and technical advancements

  • Deliver progress reports and presentations to ensure management awareness and engagement of the status, progress, strategy and future program and functional needs.

  • Expand the utilization of complex IS systems to improve drug product design through faster data availability, using historical information, analyzing large data sets, and statistical analysis


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 hard-working with these qualifications.

  • Doctorate degree and 3 years of scientific experience OR Master’s degree and 6 years of scientific experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of scientific experience

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Biotechnology or Material Science is preferred

  • 10+ years of post-PhD experience including elements of formulation and fill/finish process development, process characterization, technical transfers to manufacturing sites, and statistical design and analysis of experiments, and regulatory authoring.

  • Leadership of highly technical professionals with demonstrated results driving forward pipeline and lifecycle management programs.

  • Hands-on experience bringing new biotech products to market, across various dosage forms and device delivery systems.

  • Experience with advanced drug delivery for biologics including sustained release, nasal, pulmonary, or dermal delivery.

  • Outstanding knowledge of formulation, aseptic processing and manufacturing of biotechnology products, vials, syringes, cartridges, devices, disposables, modeling, and the associated GMP/Device documentation and regulatory filings.

  • Problem solving proficiency and effective cross-functional communication skills and ability to influence colleagues with ideas.

  • Scientific and managerial experience in support of drug product development, investigations, and regulatory filings is important.

  • Ability to learn and act on dynamic information at a rapid pace

  • Demonstrated track record of publication, patents and presentations.


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

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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.

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