Amgen Process Development Scientist in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is a biopharmaceutical leader founded on discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. Amgen's Attribute Sciences group within Process Development is seeking a Process Development Scientist. The Process Development Scientist will be responsible for the strategy, execution, analysis and communication of product attributes with a focus on particles. In addition, the candidate will help to drive the development of new strategy, understanding, and analytical methods, and communicate these outcomes within Amgen network and externally.

The Process Development Scientist will lead the efforts towards the understanding of various drug product attributes, and developing the strategy and methods to control and measure them, with a focus on the particles attribute. The Scientist will collaborate with representatives from key functions within Process Development, Manufacturing and Quality. Long term goals include driving Amgen's understanding and strategy towards acceptance by regulatory agencies.

Basic Qualifications



Master's degree and 4 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for the timely documentation, presentation, and discussion of science based results and strategy in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, team-based environment

  • Advanced understanding and extensive hands-on experience in various drug product attributes and analytical platforms, with a focus on particles. Knowledge and experience with process development, formulation development, raw materials, and process reagents

  • Advanced ability to propose and lead new scientific imperatives/initiatives. Strategic thinking and expert experience in attribute understanding

  • Expert in an investigational or development laboratory setting within a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company. Advanced ability to drive and influence the investigational process

  • Advanced experience in working closely with scientific and manufacturing disciplines across process development, clinical, and commercial operations. Knowledge and experience interacting with industrial peers and agencies

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.