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Amgen Process Development Senior Associate 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


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will become part of a global multidisciplinary group focusing on process and product impact including material attributes, non-conformance investigations and characterization of polymers used in primary drug delivery systems, biological manufacturing process and how they impact both the process performance and product quality.

  • Work in a laboratory setting providing analytical support and expertise structure elucidation of mixtures containing organic and inorganic materials

  • Design and execute experiments using various analytical instruments such as liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

  • Manage projects, provide regular updates, write protocols and technical reports, and/or communicating program results

  • Collaborate with other scientists and keep current with both the literature and technology associated with the field of expertise

  • Additional opportunities may involve advising supervisors and colleagues in areas of expertise

  • Providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents or regulatory submissions and supervising research associates and assistants


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of directly related industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or other life science area plus 3 years or more years of proven experience

  • Experience with working in a lab-based environment

  • Experience in using mass spectrometry such as LC/MS, ICP-MS, GC-MS and NMR

  • Experience in material attributes, organic chemistry, protein characterization and identification of impurities in complex drug product matrix

  • Experience with product contact attributes i.e. extractables and leachables from upstream, downstream, fill finish, primary containers and delivery systems.

  • Experience with forensic investigations of abnormal observations throughout product lifecycle and customer complaints


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.​