Scientist Discovery Scale Up and Development

Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 19, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Amgen is a leading global 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. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is hiring in the Discovery Scale-Up and Development group at our Research and Development facility in Cambridge MA (AMA).

This Scientist will be part of an innovative team, with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the design of synthetic routes and the synthesis of novel compounds for potential clinical drug development. The candidate will devise and implement creative scientific research through conducting laboratory experiments on a wide range of scales, planning detailed procedures for defined projects including timelines, milestones, methodological approaches, expected results and necessary resources; reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data and results; providing regular updates, documentation, and/or communication on project results; collaborating with other scientists and keeping current with field of expertise, including literature and technology development. Additional responsibilities may include advising supervisors and colleagues in areas of expertise; participating in national and international scientific meetings; providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions and mentoring research associates and laboratory assistants.

Basic Qualifications:

*Doctorate degree or Doctorate Degree completed by December 2018


*Master's degree and 4 years of scientific experience


*Bachelor's degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualfications:

*PhD Chemistry specializing in organic synthesis

*Proven track record of academic accomplishments (i.e., peer-reviewed publications and/or patents)

*Demonstration of good lab practices, with particular attention to safety

*Clear understanding of structural determination using NMR and mass spectral techniques as well as knowledge of related purification methods

*Excellent communication skills (both written and oral