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Amgen Process Development Senior Scientist – Late-Stage Synthetics Drug Product Team in Thousand Oaks, California

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Process Development Senior Scientist – Late-Stage Synthetics Drug Product Team

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What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! In this vital role you will serve as part of the Drug Product Team (DPT) providing creative functional area strategies, crafting and executing DOE’s during the development of pivotal and commercial ready programs.

  • This Amgen’s leader will apply deep understanding of the organic molecules and their assemblies to develop innovative and fast paced development approaches as part of cross-functional teams.

  • Interface within the DPT department and with other Amgen functions, such as Drug Substance Technologies, Attribute Sciences, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Contract Manufacturing, Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism, Clinical Development, Biostatistics, etc.

  • The individual will effectively interface within the DPT department and with other Amgen functions, such as Drug Substance Technologies, Attribute Sciences, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Contract Manufacturing, Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism, Clinical Development, Biostatistics, etc.

  • Individual will help craft and execute experiments

  • Individual will summarize results in technical documents, regulatory filings and presentations

  • In addition, this role will have proactive and effective interaction with external industrial (eg. IQ consortium) and academic groups (eg. University consortia)

  • Provide technical expertise related to structure, reactivity, and physicochemical properties of materials (drug substance, excipients, etc.)

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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 an individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience OR

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience OR

  • Doctorate degree PhD OR PharmD OR MD [and relevant post-doc where applicable]

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field such as Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Sciences, or Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Strong scientific background for the deep understanding of the organic molecules and their assemblies.

  • Profound scientific acumen with a focus on organic chemistry, Physical Chemistry, solid-state chemistry, and the physicochemical properties of small molecules.

  • Industry experience: Prior work in the pharmaceutical sector, particularly with oral solid dosage forms.

  • Technical proficiency: Familiarity with a wide array of characterization techniques, including but not limited to XRPD, DSC, TGA, and SEM.

  • Patent process knowledge: Understanding of the patent application process and the legal framework governing patents is advantageous.

  • Manufacturing insights: Comprehensive knowledge of unit operations involved in producing oral solid dosage forms.

  • Research leadership: Ability to design, conduct, and complete independent formulation research.

  • Publication record: Demonstrated history of research dissemination through publications.

  • Team collaboration: Consistent track record of effective cross-functional team engagement.

  • Writing excellence: Exceptional technical writing capabilities with meticulous attention to detail.

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What you can expect of us

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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.

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