Process Development Associate Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
The Oral & Enabling Delivery Systems Group within the Drug Product Technologies department is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and team-oriented scientist for the position of Associate Scientist. In this role, the scientist will serve as a member of Drug Product teams for synthetic drug molecules, providing formulation and process expertise during the development of clinical trial drug products. The individual will interface within the Drug Product Technologies department and external functions, such as Drug Substance Technologies, Attribute Sciences Technologies, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Contract Manufacturing, etc. The Associate Scientist will be involved in designing and executing formulation experiments for synthetic drug molecules, organizing and analyzing results as well as communicating and presenting in team meetings. The experimental results will lead to the best possible phase appropriate formulations.

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 Pharmaceutical Sciences, Material Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant field with 6+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with emphasis on oral solid dosage forms.

Understanding typical unit operations for the manufacture of oral solid dosage forms (i.e. granulation, roller compaction, drying, milling, blending, compression, film coating, etc.).

A high level of proficiency using Roller Compaction equipment with different configurations.

Experience interacting with Contract Research/Manufacturing Organizations.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enable effective management and resolution of complex, project-related issues involving collaborations with multiple functional areas.

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients - we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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.