Process Development Associate Scientist - Attribute Sciences

Cambridge, MA, US
Feb 11, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Small Molecule Attribute Sciences Key Responsibilities:

This is a largely laboratory-based position with a focus on providing analytical support for process development, including method development, transfer to QC, and evaluation of platform technologies.

The role will 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

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree and 2 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences or Engineering

Training and expertise in analytical method development and organic chemistry or formulation development

2+ year's in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry

Demonstrated expertise in developing and troubleshooting chromatography techniques (High- Performance Liquid Chromatography: HPLC and Gas Chromatography: GC). Additionally, experience with Raman spectroscopy, Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP), particle size determination, dissolution, mass spectrometry (MS), NMR, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), Karl Fischer water content testing, etc.

Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret analytical data

Experience in solid-state characterization techniques including X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) and solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Demonstrated active involvement in scientific outreach (e.g. publication record in peer-reviewed journals)

Strong technical aptitude for the identification, development, and implementation of novel analytical technologies

Strong understanding, research in, and hands-on experience with analytical techniques, structure elucidation and solid-state characterization guided and informed by knowledge of organic chemistry

Familiarity with automation and implementing data management systems; ability to compile and communicate complex datasets in a manner in which facilitates informed decision-making

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

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
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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.