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Amgen Protein Engineer/Protein Biochemist 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.

Protein Engineer/Protein Biochemist


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will sponsible for the design and generation of novel and complex scaffold molecules, often antibody-based, that are part of the next generation of the large molecules’ therapeutics. This Scientist will be a part of a multidisciplinary team with capabilities in protein engineering, cloning, expression, purification and characterization of large molecule drug candidate.

  • Drive purification and analytics of Multispecific Antibodies and contribute to protein design/engineering of novel biologics molecules.

  • Act as a scientific leader with the ability to drive innovation, lead projects, and work independently and in cross-functional teams.

  • Develop and implement innovative technologies to improve efficiency and speed of the processes in the biologics optimization organization.

  • Provide scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions, and participate in internal and external scientific meetings.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Structural Biology/Biochemistry and 2+ of Postdoctoral experience.

  • Experience with protein engineering techniques and software (Rosetta, MOE, Pymol, etc.).

  • Proficiency in protein purification techniques (affinity purification, ion exchange chromatography, hydrophobic interaction chromatography, SEC, ultrafiltration) and analytical techniques (HPLC, MCE, LCMS, SDS-PAGE, Western etc.).

  • A strong track record of research accomplishments in structural biology and protein engineering.

  • Experience in laboratory techniques supporting structural biology and protein chemistry.

  • Understanding of protein biophysical and biochemical properties that relate to molecule structure.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work flexibly in a dynamic and collaborative environment.


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.​