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Amgen Process Development Senior Associate - Pre-Pivotal Drug Substance 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 Senior Associate - Pre-Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will develop, characterize, and support clinical drug substance manufacturing processes for all early-stage programs in the Amgen portfolio.

This position is a purification development role within a bioprocess early stage development group. The ideal candidate will work closely together with both cell culture and purification scientists to advance Amgen’s rich, exciting and dynamic pipeline. With Amgen’s biology first approach, the position provides the unique opportunity to work on multiple modalities including antibodies, BiTEs, bispecific molecules, and siRNA therapeutics.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for support of the development, characterization, scale-up and support of downstream purification processes to enable clinical advancement of Amgen programs

  • Design and execute experiments at the bench scale, spanning the end-to-end drug substance process, within purification operations

  • Apply established platform approaches and utilize problem-solving skills to rapidly solve day-to-day experimental challenges

  • Utilize out-of-the-box thinking to contribute to technology development

  • Expand and develop skills within purification development, thereby further contributing to the integrated group


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


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Life Sciences, or other relevant sciences with a demonstrated record of excellence

  • Ability to identify, develop and implement solutions to practical problems through application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, preferably in a process development environment

  • Basic understanding of protein purification techniques such as protein chromatography, TFF, filtration, etc.; hands-on experience with purification operations

  • Prior experience with data analytical tools (Excel, Spotfire, etc.) is preferred. Experience with statistical analysis and programming in JMP, R, and/or Python environments

  • Motivated self-starter with excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Teammate with the ability to successfully work within a diverse team in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.

  • Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data desirable.

  • As the successful candidate will be working on cross-functional process development teams, solid understanding or experience with cell culture and aseptic techniques is a plus.


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.

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.​