Amgen Senior Associate Scientist, Process Development (Analytical) in Thousand Oaks, California
HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?
If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST
What you will do
Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital Sr Associate Scientist role you will be an integral member of a dynamic team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas. This position reports to the Senior Scientist, Process Development within Pre-Pivotal AS and the role will be based out of Amgen's Headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California. Amgen is seeking a Process Development, Senior Associate Scientist. A largely laboratory-based position where focus will be on driving cutting-edge analytical support and technology development impacting process and product development teams across Amgen’s portfolio. Work cross-functionally and across R&D sites while using analytical science to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products in Amgen’s pipeline.
Primary job responsibilities for this role include the following:
Analytical method development, validation and trouble-shooting for small molecule drug substances and drug products using LC/UPLC, GC, spectroscopic and dissolution techniques
Perform development sample analysis for process development
Perform testing following cGMP requirements for release and stability studies of drug substance and drug product
Perform basic instrument maintenance and basic trouble-shooting
Document, review results and maintain electronic laboratory notebooks
Author, review and data verify technical documents, and presentations
Keep updated with instrument automation/software systems, and other scientific and document systems required for the role
Interact with drug substance, drug product and other clients for project needs, and communicating progress
Provide training to other staff members in expertise areas
Participate in method transfer and method trouble shooting at external testing labs, including reviewing data and report from external partners
Work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Follow good lab citizenship and contribute to maintaining a safe work environment
What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The science professional we seek is a driven and collaborative team-player with these qualifications.
Master’s degree and 3 years of Scientific experience
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Scientific experience
Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences or Engineering
5+ year’s in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
Strong expertise in analytical method development, validation and trouble-shooting for small molecule drug substances and drug products using LC/UPLC, GC, spectroscopic and dissolution techniques
Extensive experiences and solid theoretical understanding with chromatographic techniques (Liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, ion chromatography), titrations, vibrational spectroscopy (FTIR and UV), and dissolution techniques, including basic instrument trouble shooting
Strong technical aptitude for the identification, development, and implementation of novel analytical technologies, such as Mass spectrometry (MS), NMR, Vibrational spectroscopy etc.
Familiarity with automation and implementing data management systems; efficient to compile and communicate complex datasets in a manner in which facilitates informed decision-making
Experienced in drug substance and drug product manufacture process support
Experienced in GMP testing for release and stability; good understanding in GMP compliances
Excellent written and oral communication skills for the timely documentation, presentation, and discussion of scientific results in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, team-based environment
Strong abilities in trouble-shooting, problem solving, and multi-tasking in support of process chemistry and formulation efforts at the pivotal phase of development
What you can expect of us
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.
Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
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
for a career that defies imagination
In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.
Equal Opportunity Statement
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 a 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 an accommodation.
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.