Process Development Sr Associate - Pivotal Drug Substance

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mar 27, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Amgen is seeking a Process Development Senior Associate to be responsible for all aspects of small molecule process development in support of advancing the Amgen pipeline as part of the Pivotal Drug Substance Process Development organization. The candidate will work under the supervision of a PhD Scientist, will participate in drug substance development teams and will be expected to develop innovative solutions to prepare small molecule drug candidates. Research activities include participating in GMP campaigns targeting bulk Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient to support clinical supply and commercial process development activities. The candidate will maintain laboratory notebooks and computer files as well as participate in group and project meetings attending seminars. The candidate will work in a team environment collaborating with various colleagues in process development, and engaging in tech transfer activities with Amgen's global partners. The candidate role is based in Cambridge, MA.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related Scientific, Process Development or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters in Organic Chemistry

2 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry

Broad knowledge of organic chemistry reactions and current scientific literature

Basic laboratory skills including synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic small molecules

Analytical techniques including NMR, HPLC and Mass Spec

Experience in reviewing and interpreting analytical data

Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

Excellent presentation, written and verbal skills

Knowledge of basic office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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 have 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. Advancing science and helping patients - these dual passions are ingrained in our culture. They drive our work, our values, and everything we do at Amgen. For staff around the world, our mission to serve patients and our commitment to science makes Amgen a place where we can make a positive difference in people's lives while pursuing a challenging and fulfilling career. To foster a setting in which all staff may excel, we support a variety of growth opportunities-from training and education to expanding current job responsibilities.