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Amgen Process Development Senior Associate - Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies (DST) in Thousand Oaks, California

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

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 Senior Associate - Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies (DST)

Live

What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for developing cell culture and purification manufacturing processes for Amgen’s late stage pipeline.

Scope of work includes developing cell culture and purification processes for recombinant proteins to improve the production yields, evaluating process robustness through process characterization, transferring processes to manufacturing, and conducting other relevant experiments such as facility fit and raw material evaluation.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Work in a team environment to contribute to drug substance process development

  • Execute mammalian cell culture experiments at different scales in shake flasks and bioreactors

  • Execute purification experiments, mainly filtration and chromatography, at bench and pilot scale as needed

  • Document experimental data in lab notebooks

  • Analyze the data and present to the team

  • Author technical reports and support regulatory filing as needed.

  • Contribute to technology development projects to seek continuous improvement in reliability and efficiency

  • The candidate will have opportunities to work in cell culture development and purification development to become a well-rounded process development scientist with experience in upstream and downstream.

Win

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientist professional we seek is a self-starter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of life sciences industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Biomedical engineering, or Bioprocessing field or relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry preferred.

  • Relevant hands-on lab experience in cell culture or protein purification.

  • Attention to details and critical thinking ability.

  • Experience in Design of Experiments and statistical analysis is a plus.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Ambitious and strong organization skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Thrive

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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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.​

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