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Amgen Process Development Senior Associate in West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Do you want to help shape the future of biopharmaceutical manufacturing? Would you like to work with a highly motivated team of process science professionals to positively impact patients’ lives?

We have a position available for a Process Development Senior Associate to join our Rhode Island Site; this is a laboratory-based role. The Process Development organization at Amgen develops, characterizes and leads the commercialization of the drug substance manufacturing processes for all late-stage and commercial programs across the Amgen portfolio. This role provides opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through partnership with colleagues in the wider Process Development, Manufacturing, and Quality organizations. Further, the Process Development Sr. Associate will be immersed in all aspects of a world-class commercial bulk drug facility.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Apply fundamental scientific principles of cell culture and purification to execute small-scale experiments supporting the development, characterization, scale-up and optimization of commercial programs.

  • Utilize problem-solving skills to rapidly find solutions to process challenges.

  • Provide first principles approach and technology driven ideas to experimental designs through engagement and collaboration with a team of scientists.

  • Demonstrate the desire to develop technical skills and scientific knowledge in both cell culture and purification, thereby further contributing to the coordinated group.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications (Senior Associate)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Life Sciences, or other relevant sciences

  • Upstream and downstream problem-solving experience in both a process development and commercial manufacturing support environment

  • Understanding and hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture and protein chromatography

  • Excellent sterile technique in the BSC as well as in closed operation transfers.

  • Experience using and troubleshooting small-scale bioreactors, shake flask passaging, sampling and analysis, and downstream operations using AKTA and tecan.

  • Excellent verbal communication and scientific writing skills

  • Proven success working with a diverse team in a dynamic, multi-functional environment

  • Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data

About Amgen

Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics has changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people’s lives.

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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.​