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Amgen Scientist - Analytical 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.

Scientist - Analytical


What you will do. Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.

Amgen is a leading biotechnology company with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses.

Amgen’s Attribute Sciences (AS) department within the Process Development (PD) organization defines the favorable quality characteristics of the therapies it produces and optimizes state-of-the-art analytical tools to guide that development. The Pivotal PD organizations focus is developing and commercializing robust manufacturing processes across a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including (but not limited to) synthetic medicines, monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, bispecific T-cell engagers (“BiTEs”), and live oncolytic viruses. Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.

Located at our Thousand Oaks, CA office the PD Scientist will be responsible for the analytical development for therapeutic proteins in the pivotal and commercial stages.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support drug substance and drug product process development, collect analytical data and participate in technology transfer activities

  • Develop the LC-MS based Multi-Attribute Method (MAM) for late stage and commercial molecules

  • Validate and transfer MAM to QC network

  • Communicate (verbal and in written) scientific concepts and results

  • Work collaboratively with other scientists on multidisciplinary teams

  • Work independently in advancing projects and studies within required deadlines.

  • Author technical reports


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 [type of person] with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree by time of hired date OR

  • Master’s degree and 4 years of analytical chemistry, biochemistry experience OR

  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years in analytical chemistry, biochemistry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in Analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or other life science area with extensive mass spectrometry training

  • Strong lab skills to design and implement scientific experiments, interpretation of complex data and deliver results

  • Strong background on LC-MS analysis of product quality attributes associated with therapeutic proteins (such as glycosylation, deamidation, oxidation, partial reduction etc.)

  • Strong expertise in analytical method development, qualification, and troubleshooting HPLC/UPLC and mass spectrometers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask, effectively plan and follow through on complex projects

  • Strong problem solving and effective multi-functional interpersonal skills


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

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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.

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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.