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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.

Amgen’s Pivotal Attribute Sciences group is seeking a Sr. Associate for a position based at their Thousand Oaks, CA site. In this largely laboratory-based position, you will be responsible for driving innovative analytical support and technology development impacting process and product development teams across Amgen’s portfolio. You will work cross-functionally and across Process Development sites as you use analytical science to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products in Amgen’s pipeline.

  • Demonstrate independence and ability to produce quality results under minimal direction

  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and laboratory notebook

  • High energy individual who can multi-task and handle a fast-pace, dynamic work environment

  • Operate specialized laboratory equipment and instrumentation

  • Perform general laboratory housekeeping activities

  • Complete training on assigned tasks

  • Follow safety guidelines and site specific procedures which include but is not limited to, the maintenance of training records, laboratory documentation, written procedures, building monitoring systems and laboratory log books


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is a individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline. OR

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical or Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences or Engineering related discipline.

  • Strong theoretical understanding, research in, and hands-on experience in small molecule/oligonucleotide analysis in support of process development/scale up activities and formulation development in GMP and non-GMP environments

  • Experience with KF, pH meter and chromatographic techniques, i.e. HPLC, GC, GCMS

  • Experience with wet chemistry, UV, FTIR, NIR, and Raman


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.