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Amgen Process Development Scientist in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is currently seeking a Scientist in our Pivotal Attribute Sciences Department in Thousand Oaks, CA. This group is responsible for late-phase analytical development, including method development, method validation, method transfer, process and product development support, and GMP testing of late-phase drug substances and drug products.

The Scientist will work closely with a team of analysts and scientists responsible for the technical aspects of developing the analytical tools to gain understanding of key attributes in product and process for late phase synthetic programs. The Scientist will integrate and successfully utilize platform and prior product knowledge to advance Amgen practices and ensure success from clinical candidate selection to IND/NDA filings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define analytical control strategies and implement methodologies for development of late phase clinical programs.

  • Interpret results, author technical protocols, reports, analytical method descriptions and analytical chemistry, Manufacturing, and Contros (CMC) sections in regulatory documents

  • Collaborate closely with drug substance and drug product process development colleagues.

  • Manage activities at contract manufacturing and testing sites.

Educations Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree OR

  • Master’s degree and 4 years of directly related life science experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of directly related life science experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or Biochemistry.

  • Strong hands-on experience with mass spectrometry and fundamental understanding of its use for structure elucidation and attribute characterization.

  • Familiarity with Thermo mass spectrometers, Agilent and Waters LC systems and corresponding software such as Chromeleon and Empower

  • Familiarity with mass spectrometry data processing software (BioPharma Finder, Xcalibur, Skyline)

  • Experience in a wide variety of structure elucidation and physicochemical techniques including mass spectrometry, UV, chromatography, NMR, etc.

  • Developing and implementing methods for in-process testing, release and stability testing.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to provide cross-functional leadership and guidance to CMC and non-clinical teams, e.g. informing and defending the Quality Target Product Profile

  • Works well in cross-functional teams, and across various geographic locations in different time zones

  • Excellent technical writing skills and attention to details in authoring methods, specifications, technical reports and regulatory filing documents

  • Familiarity with USP monographs and chapters, and ICH/FDA guidance documents related to analytical method transfer and validation, impurities, mutagenic impurities, early phase development, etc.

  • Solid understanding of GLP and GMP requirements and their application in a phase appropriate manner

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