Amgen

Sr Associate, Pilot Plant - Downstream

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Feb 11, 2019
Ref
R-68156
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Job Description
We are seeking a Senior Associate for the Pilot Plant (based in Thousand Oak, CA) working in the Downstream team. This position will execute a variety of production-related operations in a

large-scale facility, including but not limited to: performing processing on the floor (purification of Drug Substance); performing supporting activities such as buffer preparation, and equipment

set-up/cleaning, and execution of downstream operations. Work will also include executing production runs, experiments, commercial program support, and characterization efforts. A

significant amount of time will be spent performing 'hands-on' work in the plant. Additional activities will include defining & documenting operation practices, ensuring documentation

accurately reflects operations performed, developing and implementing area improvements (efficiency and safety) applying lean principles, commissioning equipment, and participating in

operations meetings.

The Thousand Oaks Pilot Plant performs frequent piloting of novel process operations (focusing primarily on large molecule cell culture and purification operations), driving technology

development, supporting innovation across Amgen's entire spectrum, as well as executing non- GMP and pre-pivotal GMP bioprocessing operations for multiple mammalian and microbial

Products, to develop & demonstrate production processes and produce bulk material. We produce sound, relevant data for the processes Amgen developments at meaningful scales that

enable the rapid, successful transfer of our output to more dedicated manufacturing spaces. The environment is challenging, fast-paced and ever changing with varying degrees of process

definition, but very rewarding for those that like hands-on science and want to make process improvements in a development space. Must be able to work off hours or non-standard shifts.

Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree

OR

Bachelor's Degree & 2 years of Manufacturing, Scientific or Operations experience

OR

Associate's degree & 6 years of Manufacturing, Scientific or Operations experience

OR

High school diploma/GED & 8 years of Manufacturing, Scientific or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemical/Chemical Engineering, or other relevant field
  • 3+ years of experience in process development, biotechnology manufacturing, or Life Sciences or Engineering fields
  • Solid knowledge of upstream/downstream operations
  • General knowledge of the associated analytical and media/buffer preparation techniques
  • Energetic and technically-minded individuals, with strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new systems and applications, and various downstream techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team and/or project environments


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.

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.

Join Us

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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