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Amgen Process Development Upstream Bioprocess Engineer in West Greenwich, Rhode Island


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.

Process Development Upstream Bioprocess Engineer


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this role the Engineer will be part of a team focused on bioprocess cell culture process optimization, drug substance manufacturing support and new product introductions. The site operates two multiproduct facilities that manufacture a range of innovative biologic and biosimilar medicines. This role will be immersed in all aspects of operations in a commercial bulk drug substance facility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Apply a fundamental understanding of Upstream Cell Culture unit operations to support commercial manufacturing

  • Use comprehensive understanding of chemical engineering principles for the scale up of unit operations from bench to commercial scale.

  • Provide technical leadership in solving clinical and commercial drug substance process issues involving equipment, scale, and raw materials. Evaluate process capabilities to develop and implement process and yield improvement opportunities.

  • Partner with the Process Development laboratories to design experimentation to support process scale up. Perform technical review of data, and author and review GMP documentation.

  • Implement technology transfer projects to support Amgen Network initiatives.

  • Provide floor support during clinical and validation runs.

The Engineer will be encouraged to keep current on the latest industrial, scientific and regulatory trends to assist in the review and authorship of relevant sections of global regulatory filings. This role provides a great opportunity for career development in areas of leadership, teamwork, collaboration, communication and to develop network influence by partnering with colleagues in Process Development, Manufacturing, as well as Quality and Information Systems.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will possess these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree


Bachelors and 2 years of Process Development or Operations experience


Associate’s degree and 6 years of Process Development or Operations experience


High school diploma/GED and 8 years of Process Development or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience in a Biotech/Pharma Process Development and/or Manufacturing Support role for drug

  • substance manufacturing.

  • Possess basic understanding of regulatory and cGMP requirements

  • Able to apply engineering principles and statistical analysis, including design of experiments, in-order to solve

  • processing issues and evaluate opportunities for process improvements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Ability to work under moderate direction.

  • Able to analyze and interpret data

  • Be a self-starter with the ability to take on several projects at one time


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 increase your potential along your career path

  • 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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